“WE BANJO 3, AN IRISH QUARTET TRANSCENDING EVEN THE BEST SUPERLATIVES”
IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE
“FRESHNESS AND FINESSE BORDERING ON MAGICAL”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
“WE BANJO 3 AS SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL AT ITS HEART,
WHAT THEY DO THEY DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE”
There can’t be many rhapsodic superlatives left in the box for Irish quartet We Banjo 3, whose virtuosic Irish/Bluegrass/Americana blend continues to reach freshly dizzying heights.
One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-award winning We Banjo 3 combine supergroup credentials with a breath-taking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Any single member of this group could a electrify a venue with a solo performance, but together, in the joyous musical alchemy of We Banjo 3, their passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. Simply put, the gold standard of Irish and American roots music.
The essence of We Banjo 3’s mastery, and ultimately the secret of their staggering artistic power, is their uncanny ability to channel the playful and celebratory dimensions of traditional Irish and American music. They write and perform with emotion, with incalculable brio and inventiveness, with power and subtlety and intelligence. But most of all, these four brothers write and play bravely. It is as if their standing as one of the best bands of their generation – and indeed as if the widely expressed opinion that their emergence represents a bright future for Irish music – was nothing when compared to the spirit of the tunes.
Enda has recorded with Grammy-winner Ricky Skaggs, guested with The Chieftains, toured with Frankie Gavin, The Brock McGuire Band and Stockton’s Wing.
A banjo wizard, Enda is a leading author on Irish banjo techniques with 2 self-published titles among the best-selling Irish banjo tutorials available. His illustrious recording career includes his ground-breaking solo album “Pick It Up”, Irish Times Album of the Year “Humdinger” with Paul Brock and Green Grass Blue Grass with The Brock McGuire Band recorded in Nashville.
“Enda does things on the banjo which should be impossible” Bill Margeson Irish American News
Multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most renowned fiddlers in Irish Music. Fergal has performed and recorded with Kevin Crawford, Martin O’Connor, The Brock McGuire Band, Michael Rooney & June McCormack, Enda Scahill, The David Munnelly Band, Ragus, Celtic Legends, Monto & Stockton’s Wing.
An Irish Champion of fiddle and bodhran, Fergal’s two solo albums The Dusty Bridge and Wayfaring are among the very best Irish fiddle albums available.
“Fergal’s music reflects his personality; it’s full of innovation, enthusiasm and fun. It is intense, fiery and frenetic and at the same time playful” IKTradFolk
7-time All Ireland Banjo Champion Martin is one of the young guns of Irish banjo. The first Irish banjo player to play at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville, Martin has developed a reputation as musician with great musical taste and innovation.
Now teaching a huge number of young banjo players Martin is passing his craft on to the next generation. Martin has toured with The Brock McGuire Band and performed extensively across Europe and the US.
David is Martin’s younger brother and is a hugely talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. Dave plays banjo, guitar and mandolin and effortlessly provides We Banjo 3 with its rhythm section.
Dave has also performed in the group Free Wheel with Fergal Scahill and Sean McCarthy (FullSet). He is developing a huge reputation as a singer and performer.