Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is adding a virtual concert performed by the band We Banjo 3 to its programming schedule, streamed from Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, March 13 at 5pm. Tickets purchased through the Mahaiwe benefit it in part.
“The fact that this show will happen over St. Patrick’s Day weekend is just an added bonus,” says Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson. “We would be excited to present We Banjo 3 at any time of year, because of their close harmonies, infectious beats, stunning precision, and just–plain–danceable songs. These award-recognized musicians are at the top of their sound.”
We Banjo 3, the Galway, Ireland– and Nashville-based quartet is comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. The band converges the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a unique and signature sound. Banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. Their songs carry the listener along through crescendos and catchy choruses with full harmonies.
For the March 13 virtual performance, all four We Banjo 3 band members will be together and playing live on stage for the first time since the pandemic shut down concerts a year ago.
Virtual admission starts at $25 and includes various bonus packages. For tickets and more information, see mahaiwe.org.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.