Live and Local

Irish Band We Banjo 3 in Urbana


In America today, the most common banjo is the five-string variety. But at least several decades ago, emigrants returning to Ireland from the United States brought with them the four-string variety, and it stuck in traditional Irish music. The Irish band We Banjo 3--with, ironically, four members--features three players of the tenor banjo, and multiple other plucked instruments, in a vibrant mix of Irish, bluegrass and American old-time music. They'll play in Urbana Tuesday night, and I'll talk with leader Enda Scahill on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local."