Ireland’s We Banjo 3 Announce Holiday Album and U.S. Tour Dates, 2 December shows in NY

Irish acoustic band We Banjo 3 have announced the upcoming release of their first ever holiday album, along with their first American tour dates in nearly two years. A Winter Wonderful, an album featuring holiday tunes from their native country as well as the United States, will be available on all digital music platforms beginning December 3.

In support of this, We Banjo 3 will be touring the US for the first time in nearly two years throughout the first two weeks of December. The tour then culminates with a special holiday livestream event that airs on December 18. Livestream tickets, including ticket/merch bundles with new seasonal/limited-run offerings, are on sale now at www.webanjo3.com. Each ticket purchase includes on-demand streaming access until New Year’s Day.

We Banjo 3

For the upcoming December tour dates, the band hosts festive holiday shows––featuring performances of traditional holiday tunes from both Ireland and from the U.S. (in addition to plenty of the fan-favorite original compositions that have made them such a beloved live band).  The complete list of dates for WB3’s “A Winter Wonderful” tour is included below. 

The friendships and kinships we’ve experienced on the road all over the world were interwoven into an incredible celebration last year during the pandemic with our livestreamed concerts. The holiday edition, ‘A Winter Wonderful,’ was a particular highlight, so we want to make it an annual tradition. We are so thrilled to return to the U.S. after close to 21 months off the road for our Winter Wonderful tour, which will include very special livestream on December 18th direct from the Rocky Mountains. Our fans can celebrate the holiday season with our banjo family in venues and in their living rooms.

WB3’s Martin Howley

Since 2012, We Banjo 3 has toured the U.S. several times a year, building a passionate and loyal following. The Galway, Ireland quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––have fine-tuned their knack for seamlessly converging the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique signature sound.

With a brilliant command of their instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––combined with a pop sensibility and an undeniable energy, their seamless blend of Americana/bluegrass/Celtic music has made them fan favorites at a diverse range of festivals including BottleRock, Summer Camp, ROMP, Wintergrass, Merlefest, Milwaukee Irish Fest and more.

We Banjo 3

Their most recent full-length album releases––Haven (2018) and Roots To Rise Live (2019)––each reached the #1 position on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart. See below for the track listing to A Winter Wonderful as well as tour date information.

Track listing for A Winter Wonderful:
 
1. Christmas in Prison (John Prine)
2. Sunrise at Solstice (We Banjo 3)
3. Driving Home for Christmas (Chris Rea)
4. We Three Kings (John Hopkins)
5. Joy to the World (Handel)
6. Silver Bells (Jay Livingston & Ray Evans)
7. Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Kennicott Davis)
8. The Wexford Carol (Traditional)
 
“A Winter Wonderful” On Tour
 
Wed, Dec 1—Lone Tree Arts Ctr, Lone Tree, CO
Thurs, Dec 2—The Armory, Fort Collins, CO
Fri, Dec 3—E-Town, Boulder, CO
Sat, Dec 4—Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI
Sun, Dec 5—Kent Stage, Kent, OH
Tues, Dec 7—Landmark on Mainstreet, Port Washington, NY
Wed, Dec 8—World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
Thurs, Dec 9—Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Ctr, Old Saybrook, CT
Fri, Dec 10—Columbus Theater, Providence, RI
Sat, Dec 11—Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

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