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Copperplate is delighted to launch the debut CD, by

We Banjo 3
Roots of the Banjo Tree
WB3CD001

We Banjo 3 are
Enda Skahill (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar)
Fergal Skahill (fiddle, giutar, bodhran)
David Howley (banjo, vocals, guitar)
Martin Howley (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar)

Special Guest Artists:
Louise Holden (vocals)
Gerry O'Connor (banjo)
Leon Hunt (5 string banjo)
James Blennerhassett (double bass)

Copperplate is delighted to launch the 1st CD, by Galway based We Banjo 3. Inspired by the runaway success of the next two CD, we are delighted to make available their debut CD, Roots of the Banjo Tree. Which on release won "Traditional Music Album of the Year by The Irish Times music reviewer. Described as "Awesome Banjoness"by Ross Holmes, fiddler with Mumford & Sons.

Earle Hitchner revered music writer of The Wall Street Journal said, "This is one ofthe most impressive debut recordings in several years. Freshness and finesse bordering on magical".

Bill Margeson, Chicago columnistific and radio personality quoted "We Banjo 3 are terrific , wonderful musicanship of the first order. Best of all, they are different".

Also by We Banjo 3 and available from Copperplate:
WB3CD002: Gather The Good
WB3CD003: Live in Galway
WB3CD004  String Theory

 

Audio

Track 1: Martin Wynne's #2 & 3/The Coalminer's Reel

Track 2: The Dublin Lasses

Track Listing

  1. Martin Wynne's #2/#3/The Coalminer's Reel

  2. Gonna Write Me A Letter

  3. John Brown/The Lost Indian/Sail Away Ladies

  4. Lonesome Road

  5. Bill Cheatum/The Kitchen Girl/The Donegal Lass/

  6. Air Tune

  7. We All Need More Kindness in This World

  8. Over The Waterfall/The Liberty Polka

  9. Poor Old Lisa Jane/Dance Boatman Dance

  10. If We Hadn't Any Women In The World/The New Irish Barn Dance

  11. Time to Time

  12. Tie Me Down

  13. The Cavan Reel/Up Against The Boughalauns/The Dublin Lasses

Press Reviews

"ROOTS OF THE BANJO TREE IS AN ABSOLUTE GEM OF AN ALBUM....5 STARS"
GEOFF WALLIS, SONGLINES MAGAZINE
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"THE IRISH-AMERICAN CROSSOVER HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED BEFORE, BUT NEVER SO GLORIOUSLY OTT AND WITH SUCH PANACHE....MUSICALLY VIRTUOSIC, WE BANJO 3 HIT THEIR BULLS-EYES WITH PRECISION AND MAXIMUM EFFECT - STAGGERING"
JOHN O'REGAN, FROOTS MAGAZINE
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“THE WONDROUS WEAVE OF ENDA SCAHILL'S BANJO WITH THOSE OF BROTHERS MARTIN AND DAVID HOWLEY, ALONG WITH THE TRIO'S OTHER TIGHT-KNIT INSTRUMENTATION AND DAVID'S UNIQUELY EXPRESSIVE VOCALS, MAKES WE BANJO 3'S ROOTS OF THE BANJO TREE ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DEBUT RECORDINGS IN SEVERAL YEARS. THESE ULTRA-TALENTED IRISH PERFORMERS DELIVER HALLOWED MUSICAL TRADITIONS FROM IRELAND AND AMERICA WITH A FRESHNESS AND FINESSE BORDERING ON MAGICAL.”
EARLE HITCHNER, MUSIC WRITER, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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"ROOTS OF THE BANJO TREE IS FILLED WITH ABSOLUTELY VIRTUOSIC BANJO PLAYING. SCAHILL AND THE HOWLEYS ARE TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED AND STYLISTICALLY ADVENTURESOME IN A WAY RARELY HEARD IN IRISH MUSIC........THE FINAL TUNE BURSTS IN WITH AN INTRICATE NEOTRAD ARRANGEMENT THAT FEATURES SOME SERIOUSLY PYROTECHNIC PLAYING."
DANIEL NEELY, THE IRISH ECHO, AUGUST 16TH 2012
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"THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED CD SHOWCASES A TALENTED TRIO THAT COMBINE VIRTUOSITY, CLASS, ENERGY AND AN INDEFINABLE MAGICAL ELEMENT THAT MAKES WE BANJO 3 AND ROOTS OF THE BANJO TREE AN UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCE."
CARL CORCORAN, PRESENTER, THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT RTE LYRIC FM
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"AN INVIGORATING AND MAGICAL EXPLORATION......A BANJO-INSPIRED ALBUM HAS NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD, SO PLEASING TO THE EAR OR SO INVENTIVE IN ITS APPROACH."
TONY LAWLESS ON TRADCONNECT.COM
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"THIS CD WILL HOPEFULLY ONE DAY BE CONSIDERED ON A PAR (IN FOLK MUSIC TERMS) WITH SAY THE FIRST TIME YOU HEARD STEELEYE SPAN OR FAIRPORT CONVENTION"
READ THE FULL REVIEW OF THE ALBUM BY PETE FYFE ON UKFOLKMUSIC.CO.UK HERE

 

Price: £13.99

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