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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Continues with Irish Band We Banjo 3

Amanda Castro-Crist

February 22, 2017

We Banjo 3

The award-winning Irish and American roots ensemble includes some of the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today.

We Banjo 3

WHAT: Texas Tech University hosts Irish quartet We Banjo 3 as part of the 2016-17 Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

The band's blend of traditional Irish music with Americana and bluegrass is described as "Celtgrass" and features banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion. We Banjo 3 includes two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley, who are among the most celebrated and distinguished musicians in Ireland and considered one of the best live bands in the country.

We Banjo 3

In March 2016, We Banjo 3 was selected to perform at the annual "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny were among those in attendance. Their fourth album, "String Theory," was released in summer 2016 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart on Aug. 20.

Tickets to the performance are $18 and are available through Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Texas Tech students are eligible to receive one free ticket with a valid student ID at the Student Union Building ticket booth.

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 3 (Friday)

WHERE: Texas Tech University Allen Theatre, Student Union Building

CONTACT: Jo Moore, director, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5261 or jo.moore@ttu.edu

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