The Point presents We Banjo 3
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30pm
Barre Opera House - Barre, VT
Mix the skills and strengths of the Flecktones with a bit of Punch Brothers and add a dash of The Chieftains and you get one of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland banjo champ, a 4 time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist/guitarist the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.
They just released their fourth album, “String Theory”, on July 30, 2016, to coincide with their late summer/early fall tour of the U.S.
“String Theory” was recorded by Tony O’Flaherty at Sonas Recording on the side of a mountain in the County Kerry and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery in Los Angeles.
In summer of 2015 the band was featured on 9 straight weeks of American Celtic Fest appearances followed by an invite to perform at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. attended by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invite to Merlefest in April 2016.
Says the Huffington Post, We Banjo 3 are "An Irish quartet transcending even the best superlatives." The Wall Street Journal says, "These ultra-talented Irish performers deliver hallowed musical traditions from Ireland and America with a freshness and finesse bordering on magical.