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Patchogue Theatre gears up for St. Patty’s Day virtual experience

We Banjo 3 to perform live from Ireland

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This Saturday, March 13, the Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts will be hosting We Banjo 3 virtual experience ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Live from Ireland, all four band members will be together performing on stage for the first time since the pandemic. The concert will be streamed live from the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, a true Irish celebration.

According to the theatre, the Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet consists of two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill, and Martin and David Howley. WB3 is known for blending Americana, bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop to create unique sound.

The band utilizes the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion along with lead singer Howley’s voice. They debuted in the U.S. in 2012 and quickly emerged as “touring darlings.”

"We're disappointed we had to postpone our in-person Red Hot Chilli Pipers show until 2022. But it gave us the opportunity to participate in the virtual We Banjo 3 live-stream, direct from Ireland,” said theatre executive director Michele Rizzo-Berg. “If you've never seen this set of brothers perform, look them up on YouTube. They put on an amazing show with a young, modern spin on traditional Celtic music."

We Banjo 3 also recently released a recording of Tom Petty's "Wildflowers,” from his classic 1994 album. The recording premiered on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction channel. The song features Steve Ferrone on drums, who he played in Petty’s band when the Wildflowers album was made.

For more information about We Banjo 3, visit www.webanjo3.com.

The show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets and merch bundles are on sale now at https://shop.webanjo3.com/Patchogue. Each ticket purchase includes on-demand streaming access for seven days post-event.

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