We Banjo 3 is one of most innovative and highly respected bands in Ireland today. COURTESY PHOTO

We Banjo 3 is one of most innovative and highly respected bands in Ireland today. COURTESY PHOTO

Irish quartet We Banjo 3 to perform at the K-M Performing Arts Center on Feb. 9

Band kicks off U.S. tour in Kent

  • Friday, January 26, 2018 9:58am
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We Banjo 3 – an award-winning Irish quartet – performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent

We Banjo 3 kicks off its Earth & Sky tour in Kent, culminating with a two-night stint at The Ark in Ann Arbor in late March.

The band includes two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill, and Martin and David Howley. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, their sound is an infectious blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”

The crossover appeal to fans of many genres of music and the intensity of the their live show have made them a staple headlining act at some of the biggest Irish and music festivals around the world.

The focus of the Earth & Sky tour is for the band to bring as much joy and happiness to their audiences in the turbulent times in which we live.

“Every human, regardless of status, creed or color, lives between the earth and sky,” Martin Howley said. “More than ever, we need some joy and harmony.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is open to patrons of all ages. Tickets are $15-$26. For more information, call 253-856-5050 or visit Kentwa.gov.

For more on the band, see webanjo3.com or Facebook.com/webanjo3.

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