The Superfluous Fifth String with Enda Scahill
Enda Scahill, of Ireland’s popular band, We Banjo 3, is a four-string banjo player and leading author on Irish banjo technique. Featuring Enda interviewing some of the world’s leading proponents of the style, the series title drives home the impact that the four-string Irish tenor banjo has had among the worldwide acoustic music community. Featuring artists such as Theresa O’Grady, Seamus Egan, Pauline Conneely, Martin Howley and Kieran Hanrahan, each episode includes a performance by that week’s guest.
A four-time national champion on banjo and mandolin, Enda studied classical music on piano, violin and pipe organ at the prestigious St Finian’s College in Ireland. Enda has recorded with Grammy Award ® winner Ricky Skaggs, guested with The Chieftains, and toured with Frankie Gavin, The Brock McGuire Band and Stockton's Wing. A banjo wizard, Enda is a leading author on Irish banjo techniques with two self-published titles among the best-selling Irish banjo tutorials available. His illustrious recording career includes his ground-breaking solo album Pick It Up, award winning collaboration on Humdinger with Paul Brock, and Green Grass Blue Grass with The Brock McGuire Band, recorded in Nashville, and named Irish Times Album of the Year.
“Enda does things on the banjo which should be impossible” Bill Margeson Irish American News