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We Banjo 3 to perform at Buffalo Iron Works


Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:40 pm

‘Roots To Rise’ Tour to raise funds & awareness for Mental Health America

We Banjo 3 will perform at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. This event is open to patrons 18 and older. For more information, or for tickets, call 716-200-1893 or visit https://buffaloironworks.com

On the “Roots To Rise” tour, We Banjo 3 has partnered with Mental Health America to raise funds and awareness. The band will donate $2 from the sale of every T-shirt to MHA from now until the conclusion of the tour on March 24 at Schimmel Center at Pace University in New York City. Additionally, the band has placed a link to the free, confidential mental health screening on the MHA website.

 We Banjo 3 is one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and harmonies, this Galway and Nashville-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers: Enda and Fergal Scahill, and Martin and David Howley, who, collectively, hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles and are among the most revered musicians in Ireland today. Their latest release, “Haven,” spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's bluegrass chart and received rave reviews.

Mental health care is an issue near and dear to the band. We Banjo 3’s David Howley said, “The roots of the band still lie in the power and drive of Irish music, roots that support the cross-pollination of Irish folk and American bluegrass. We want to pay homage to the pain in growth. We live in uneasy times, but music gives us the roots to support and grow towards better days. We're excited to work with Mental Health America on this tour to continue the conversation around mental health and suicide prevention."

Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Its work is driven by a commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

For more information, visit www.webanjo3.com and http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net.

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