The Award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland, deliver a ground breaking mixture of Irish Music and Old- Time American and Bluegrass influences with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today.
Their competitive success is unrivaled, Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar. “…Roots of the Banjo Tree..(is) one of the most impressive debut recordings in several years.
These Ultra-Talented Irish performers deliver hallowed musical traditions from Ireland and America with a freshness and finesse bordering on magical” – The Wall Street Journal
“Roots of the Banjo Tree” – Irish Times Traditional Album of the Year
“Count yourself among the fortunate. You are about to hear something new, something fresh, something daring, something that befits the bright, flamboyant spirit of the Banjo itself.” – Paul F. Wells, Director Emeritus, Mid Tennessee State Univ.
“They were absolutely the hottest show at this year’s Irish Fest in Milwaukee…the weekend featured the birth of a new force in Irish music” – LiveIreland.com
The Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the show will begin at 7:00 PM
Brad Munns and Deb Hilton both came from broken homes, both moved to the big city at an early age and quickly fell in with the fast crowd (guys who play fast music). Brad and Deb both learned guitar, harvesting songs and picking up licks here and there and played music with who ever would play with them.
On separate tangents, they went around the world playing their fast music; Brad with Brad & The Plaid and Rye; Deb with The Porchlights and The New Dolorians. They knew it wasn’t right and after nearly 60 combined years of musical exploration, hard work, hard knocks and “woodshedding” they settled down. No, really! They got married and settled down almost 2 years ago.
These days, you can find Brad and Deb playing the clubs and on the street with who ever will still play with them, though some might say they still play things a little too fast. They have toned it down a bit in terms of volume, tempo, and colorful themes. Still the rock n’ roll comes through, tastefully and with a folk music flavor. Their tone-full, heartfelt, acoustic music is enjoyed by people of all ages and musical orientation.