26 April 2022

We Banjo 3 at MerleFest 2022

Galway's We Banjo 3, originators of Celtgrass, will perform this coming weekend at MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC. In his No Depression article 'Through the lens: exciting roots artists not to miss at MerleFest 2022', Amos Perrine has a fine photo he took of We Banjo 3 on stage at the 2018 MerleFest, and writes:

You may think you know this Irish band, but their online performances during the pandemic have demonstrated a dramatic shift in their songwriting. Some call them a great Irish-Americana band, I say you will not see or hear a better band all weekend.

Update 28 Apr.: In the Bluegrass Today feature 'Photos from 2022 Old Settlers Music Festival', there are twenty-five fine photos by Amy Price, beginning with two of We Banjo 3, and also including - to mention only those who have played in Ireland - the Del McCoury Band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Peter Rowan. The Rangers include founder member and guitarist Woody Platt, who recently announced that he will be leaving the band (see here).

© Richard Hawkins

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