LIVE ALERT: We Banjo 3 @ Buffalo Iron Works (9:30pm)
with special guest Crikwater
Who: We Banjo 3 with special guests Crikwater
When: Tuesday, March 19th
We Banjo 3:
On their Roots To Rise tour, WeBanjo3has partnered with Mental Health America to raise funds and awareness. The band will donate $2.00 from the sale of every t-shirt to MHA from now until the conclusion of the tour on March 24th at Schimmel Center at Pace University in New York City. Additionally, the band has placed a link to the free, confidential mental health screening on the MHA website.
WeBanjo3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, this Galway and Nashville based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles and are among the most revered musicians in Ireland today. Their latest release, Haven, spent 3 weeks at # 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass chartand received rave reviews.
Born in the rustbelt Irish American neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY in 2010, Crikwater have become the premier Irish American Traditional Folk Band in Western New York. The pub-scene veterans offer up a mix of fiery fiddle tunes, rowdy pub sing-a-longs, elegant ballads & original songs, and have appeared numerous times at both the Buffalo Irish Festival & South Buffalo Irish Feis & Expo.
Their long awaited 2017 self-titled follow up to their debut album (2012’s “Don’t Stop ’til the Ship Goes Down”) is the first to spotlight the smoking hot fiddle playing of Charlie Coughlin, and was recorded live in studio at Advanced Audio Productions in Orchard Park, NY. The CD/Album cover features original artwork from friend and local talent, Michael Schroeder.
Boasting four multi-instrumentalists and an energetic live show, Crikwater stays true to folk conventions while adding to the venerable Irish and American folk music traditions with arrangements that include multi-part vocal harmonies and intricate musicianship. Their music conjures scenes of gritty smokey Irish pubs, whiskey, pints of stout, and good craic.
Over the past six years, Crikwater has played to audiences of all sizes throughout the Buffalo region and has made it their mission to have fun and to preserve the ages-old folk tradition that they so thoroughly enjoy…so that people remember where this music comes from in the hope to make audiences young and old love the tunes as they do.