Ireland’s We Banjo 3 Announce Spring Tour Dates, Holiday Album

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 toured the US for the first time in nearly two years throughout the first two weeks of December, and has announced Spring 2022 tour dates, including shows at City Winery in Manhattan, and Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

WB3 will host their 2nd annual “A Winter Wonderful” livestream performance on Saturday, December 18 at 8 pm ET. Tickets, including ticket/merch bundles with new seasonal/limited-run offerings, are available at www.webanjo3.com. Each ticket purchase includes on-demand streaming access until New Year’s Day.

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.

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)

We Banjo 3 Spring 2022 ”Awaking Tour”

Sat, Jan 15—Weinberg Center for The Arts, Frederick, MD
Sun, Jan 16—Musikfest Café, Bethlehem, PA
Tues, Jan 18—City Winery, New York, NY
Wed, Jan 19—Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
Thurs, Jan 20—The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Fri, Jan 21—Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH
Sat, Jan 22—Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
Sun, Jan 23—Stone Mountain Center, Brownfield, ME
Wed, Jan 26—Firehouse Arst Center, Pleasanton, CA
Thurs, Jan 27—Crystal Bay Club and Casino Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV
Fri, Jan 28—The Sofia, Sacramento, CA
Sun, Jan 30—Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Wed, Feb 2—Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
Thurs, Feb 3—Yavapai College Performing Arts, Prescott, AZ
Fri, Feb 4—Webb Center For the Performing Arts, Wickenburg, AZ
Sat, Feb 5—Chandler Center for The Arts, Chandler, AZ
Sun, Feb 6—Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
Thurs, Feb 24—Tin Pan Listening Room, Richmond, VA
Fri, Feb 25—The Hamilton, Washington D.C.
Sat, Feb 26—Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
Sun, Feb 27—Mr. Small’s Theater, Millvale, PA
Tues, Mar 1– Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH
Wed, Mar 2—Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH
Thurs, Mar 3—Kent State University, New Philadelphia, OH
Fri, Mar 4—Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Sat, Mar 5 & Sun, Mar 6—The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Tues, Mar 8—The Playhouse at White Lake, Whitehall, WI
Wed, Mar 9—Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Thurs, Mar 10—Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, WI
Fri, Mar 11—Historic Temple Theatre, Viroqua, WI
Sat, Mar 12—Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Sun, Mar 13—The Cedar, Minneapolis, MN
Fri, Mar 18—Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, Owensboro, KY
 
*Tickets on sale now at www.webanjo3/tour

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