Irish quartet to play at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute


UTICA — Fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin fuse together to create Celtgrass, the common ground between traditional Irish and Americana music when We Banjo 3 brings their rousing revelry and virtuosity to Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Concerts in the Court, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court.

Made up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar) — the group “finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests.”

“For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring,” the MWPAI announcement said.

We Banjo inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, originally featured three banjo players, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well, the announcement added.

Tickets are $31.50 for general admission, and $26.50 for MWPAI members. The Museum opens at 6:30 p.m. so that patrons may view the current exhibitions, socialize and visit the Museum Shop. 

Concerts in the Court also feature a cash bar and special gallery talks at intermission.

For tickets, contact the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 315-797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797.

Tickets are also available online at


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