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September 2019

The Philosophy of Hope Concert

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$31.50

Join us for an Extraordinary Musical Journey through Adversity to Hope and Resilience! The captivating voices and exceptional talents of some of State College's best musicians, backed by a multi-generational choir and enlivened with dramatic set design, allows the music to give, in the words of the great philosopher Plato, “…a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Benefiting Jana Marie Foundation – Mobilizing Communities to Save Lives Don’t miss this unique opportunity to…

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Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – The Clown Princes

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$28.50 – $31.50

The acclaimed Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will accompany the silent films One Week, with Buster Keaton; Get Out And Get Under, with Harold Lloyd; and Easy Street, with Charlie Chaplin. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating “America’s Original Music” – the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema, and vintage dance. The PRO came into being as the result of Rick Benjamin’s 1985 discovery of thousands of turn-of-the-century orchestra scores once belonging to Victrola recording…

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Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – The Clown Princes

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$28.50 – $31.50

The acclaimed Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will accompany the silent films One Week, with Buster Keaton; Get Out And Get Under, with Harold Lloyd; and Easy Street, with Charlie Chaplin. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating “America’s Original Music” – the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema, and vintage dance. The PRO came into being as the result of Rick Benjamin’s 1985 discovery of thousands of turn-of-the-century orchestra scores once belonging to Victrola recording…

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Monday Movie Series: Wild Nights with Emily

September 23 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$4.00 – $7.00

PG-13 | 1h 24min | Comedy, History | 11 March 2018 (USA) In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan…yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during…

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State of The Story Presents: It reminded me of… Stories Within Stories

September 23 @ 6:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$7

It reminded me of … Stories within stories. The taste of an ice cream on a hot day, breathing in that smell after it rained, hearing a song from that time in tenth grade, finding some old ticket stub in a book, driving over that bridge just after it snowed, and the memories, set in stories, emerge. Kicking off the 6th season of State of the Story, September’s story tellers will share that time, that taste, that photograph, that thing…

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National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed…

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Women’s Voices

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50 – $39.50

“Women’s Voices” is meant to celebrate women’s voices in music and life, which seems especially important in these strange times. Performers Include: Anchor&Arrow The Lemon Drops Jazz Kat Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells Pure Cane Sugar Band Miss Melanie’s Double Something Natascha & The Spy Boys Jackie Brown & The Gill Street Band

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Monday Movie Series: Amazing Grace

September 30 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$4.00 – $7.00

G | 1h 29min | Documentary, Music | 10 May 2019 (UK) A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

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October 2019

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$56.50 – $61.50

Country Legend Marty Stuart was born with country in his blood. From Philadelphia, Missouri, Stuart is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country singer-songwriter best known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly and honky tonk. After performing with Johnny Cash in the mid-80s, Stuart pursued a solo career that landed him numerous hits in the 90s.  In 2002, Stuart formed his current band, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, which won the Group of the Year award at…

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Monday Movie Series: Intelligent Lives

October 7 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$4.00 – $7.00

Not Rated | 1h 10min | Documentary | 21 September 2018 (USA) From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy…

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Penn State African American Studies Department Presents: Out In The Night

October 11 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Free

Not Rated | 1h 22min | Documentary, Crime | 12 June 2014 Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’. For more information about this event, which is part of a Mellon-funded conference entitled, “Racial Disposability and Cultures…

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Society for Indian Music and Arts Presents: Rituchakra

October 13 @ 4:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$5.50 – $6.50

Join the Society for Indian Music and Arts (SIMA) and Nritya for Rituchakra: A Musical Journey through the Seasons. Follow the adventures of Lālī, a little girl in a small village in India, as she sets out to find and return the happiness of her village, which was stolen by the six seasons. This unique student production features a beautiful melange of original music, dance, story-telling, and art work, performed by student artists from SIMA and Nritya, and by well-known…

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Monday Movie Series: Toni Morrison, The Pieces I Am

October 14 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$4.00 – $7.00

PG-13 | 2h | Documentary | 21 June 2019 (USA) TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and…

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State of The Story Presents: It’s Not The Destination, It’s The Journey

October 14 @ 6:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$7

It’s Not The Destination, It’s The Journey. Whether we travel down the street or across the globe, something always happens that turns into a story. October storytellers include members of the Penn State/State College Returned Peace Corps Volunteer group sharing memories of their time overseas, as well as other travelers who will tell stories of their adventures. Pricing: Adult – $7.00 (includes fee); Students – $5.00 (includes fee)

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Monday Movie Series: The Wizard of Oz

October 21 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$1 – $5.50

PG | 1h 42min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 25 August 1939 (USA) When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who…

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An Evening with George Winston

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50 – $39.50

When: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 8 p.m. Who: George Winston What: Live Music, solo piano Pricing: Premium- $39.50 (Includes Fee); Orchestra & Balcony- $34.50 (Includes Fee)   -- George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all…

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Sam Bush with The Travelin’ McCourys

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$43.50 – $47.50

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 8 p.m. Who: Sam Bush with The Travelin' McCorys What: Live Music, Americana Pricing: Premium Orchestra – $47.50; Orchestra & Balcony- $43.50 -- There is only one Sam Bush. The Americana Music Association awarded Bush the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist. Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Greensky Bluegrass are just a few present-day bluegrass vanguards among so many musicians he’s influenced. His performances are annual highlights of the festival circuit, with Bush’s joyous perennial appearances…

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Living in the Future’s Past

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$10

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it…

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November 2019

Mother Jones In Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$23.50 – $26.50

Pricing: Student/Senior – $23.50 (includes fee); Adult – $26.50 (includes fee) Member Sale: Tuesday, July 30th @ noon EST Public Sale: Thursday, Aug 1st @ noon EST Mother Jones In Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn is on tour nationwide, reminding audiences of how powerful one person can be when in service to collective action and the betterment of others. The topic is as timely today as it was when “Mother” Jones was organizing the working class a hundred years ago. Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking…

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Monday Movie Series: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

November 4 @ 3:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$4.00 – $7.00

R | 1h 46min | Biography, Comedy, Crime | 2 November 2018 (South Africa) In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to…

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Cody Ko and Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Cody Ko and Noel Miller are two former software engineers who left their rock solid, bullet proof careers to become pretty decent comedians with no health insurance. They started the Tiny Meat Gang podcast late last year, and since then, are still doing the podcast (no flex). In January of 2019, Cody & Noel will finally be achieving the American dream -setting out on a self-financed comedy tour and entertaining tens of hundreds of people around the 9th smartest nation…

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Living in the Future’s Past

November 10 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$10

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it…

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Blues, Brews, and BBQ: Featuring Sonny Landreth with Cindy Cashdollar with The Stratoblasters, and TolinsSleighStetz

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50

Event Schedule: 6 pm- Doors & Food 7 pm- TolinsSleighStetz 8pm- The Stratoblasters 9pm- Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar * Cora’s Creekside Tavern (Burnham, PA) will be providing the food. The options are Pulled Pork Sandwich ($6) or Brisket Sandwich ($7). Sides are Broccoli Salad or Mac & Cheese.  Sides will be $2 for 5 ounces or $3 for 8 ounces). Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar are making some rare duo appearances in 2019.  Louisiana’s slide guitar wizard will deliver his…

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Bridge of Hope Presents: The Pursuit of Happyness

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$7 – $14

 Pricing: Adult – $14 (includes fee); Student – $7 (includes fee) Bridge of Hope Presents: “The Pursuit of Happyness” – a drama about the real-life struggles and rags to riches story of single father, Chris Gardner. Nominated for “best performance” by the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards among others in 2007, actor Will Smith stars (with his son, Jaden Smith) as struggling, single father, Chris Gardner in San Francisco in 1981. Inspired by a true story, this…

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State of The Story Presents: What I Really Found When I Found Myself

November 25 @ 6:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$5.00 – $7.00

“What I really found when I found myself” Stories of unexpected self-help journeys In today’s world, the self-help aisle is a popular place. Many of us take chances and explore new ways to find peace, improve our well-being, and connect more deeply with others. But sometimes the journey toward finding ourselves leads us to finding something more. And that makes for a great story.

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December 2019

The Winter’s Tale

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Another chance to see Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Originally broadcast live from London’s Garrick Theatre, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Featuring Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley…

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An Evening with Donna the Buffalo

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$29.50 – $34.50

Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. They’re  well known for their lyrics about human potential and community. Throughout their album, “Dance in the Street,” Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins, the band’s co-founders, share songs of social commentary and self empowerment. Donna the Buffalo joined forces with legendary Producer/ Engineer Rob…

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An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$35.50 – $45.50

Pricing: Premium Orchestra – $45.50 (includes fee); Orchestra & Balcony – $35.50 (includes fee) An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole is an evening you won’t want to miss! Vocalists Elizabeth Webb, Andy Tolins, Natty Lou Race, and Tyne Palazzi interpret Cole’s classic songs, accompanied by Rick Hirsch and the 17-piece Zeropoint Big Band. Proceeds from this event benefit The State Theatre. Elizabeth Webb Elizabeth Webb is a Bellefonte native and has taught piano and voice privately for the past 9…

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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly…

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February 2020

The Wood Brothers

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$39.50 – $45.50

The Wood Brothers have partnered with Thistle Farms so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN, providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.  Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris…

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We Banjo 3

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50 – $39.50

We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, We Banjo 3’s music is affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” The Galway-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles. We Banjo 3 released their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, 2018, as the follow up…

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