We Banjo 3
About We Banjo 3
A spirited family band from Galway, Ireland, self-described "Celt-grass" enthusiasts We Banjo 3 deliver a crowd-pleasing fusion of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, and old-timey folk.
The group was founded in 2011 by two sets of brothers -- Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley -- all of whom are serial trophy collectors in the competitive music field, bringing home numerous titles in their areas of expertise. The siblings are often joined by unofficial fifth member Garry O'Meara, and by Martin Howley's wife, Kiana Weber, who is a member of Gaelic Storm. We Banjo 3 released their critically acclaimed debut album, Roots of the Banjo Tree, in 2012. Two years later, the band issued Gather the Good, which was awarded the Irish American News Vocal/Instrumental Album of the Year, and the following year they put out their first concert LP, Live in Galway. Arriving in 2016, String Theory debuted at number one on the Billboard world chart.
We Banjo 3 headed to America to record their fourth studio LP, 2018's crowdfunded Haven. The record hit number one on Billboard's bluegrass chart and reached number three on the world chart. In 2019, the band issued the live album Roots to Rise, which debuted at number one on the bluegrass chart. ~ James Christopher Monger