UPDATED From Celtic Sojourn's Brian O'Donovan:
Our much anticipated visit from We Banjo 3 on Saturday, January 25 at the Boston Public Library is cancelled (as is my entire show for that day) because impeachment hearings are being broadcast extensively. WGBH is primarily a news station and proceedings such as this so important, that the change is, of course, totally understandable. But given that banjo respite is exactly what we might need that day, its disappointing nonetheless. In addition to the live BPL show, we had a special Robert Burns segment planned as his birthday is celebrated all over the world that day. So, we'll shift some things a week earlier. Tune in this Saturday. I hear there are a handful of tickets available for their Global Arts Live Somerville Theatre performance that evening, so jump on that op to see one of the most dynamic and fun cross-over bands out there.
As an aside, one of my first very first national broadcast programs was produced and ready to go for Christmas Celtic in 1999. Guess what happened! Bill Clinton's impeachment hearings forced its cancellation. I was lucky not to have been broadcasting during Andrew Johnson's.
WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan’s first A Celtic Sojourn radio show of 2020 kicks off with a free live performance from award-winning “Celtgrass” group We Banjo 3 at WGBH’s Boston Public Library Studio on Saturday, January 25. A Celtic Sojourn begins at 3pm.
A spirited family band from Galway, We Banjo 3 seamlessly combines Americana, Bluegrass and Celtic music with pop songcraft to create a truly unique sound on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals.
Attendance for A Celtic Sojourn at WGBH’s Boston Public Library studio is free. You can also listen on 89.7FM starting at 3pm or stream the show live at wgbh.org.
Featuring: We Banjo 3
Saturday, January 25, 3 – 5:30pm
Boston Public Library