A group from Galway, Ireland, whose music combines Irish sounds with American and bluegrass influences, will perform at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in March.
We Banjo 3 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Laird Room in the Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point. Tickets are on sale for $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show, plus service fees. Purchase tickets through the Dreyfus University Center University Information and Ticket Office, http://tickets.uwsp.edu or 1-800-838-3378.
The group uses banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion to make what they call "Celtgrass," a fusion of modern rhythms, traditional melodies, virtuosic technique and innovative arrangements. Irish Music Magazine called their music "pure listening pleasure."
The band includes two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley, who are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. They released a fourth album, "String Theory," in 2016.
This is We Banjo 3's second visit to UW-Stevens Point. In addition to performing in Europe, the group has toured in the United States and appeared at Milwaukee's Irish Fest. They performed at the 2015 "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., attended by the president and Irish prime minister.