Inspired by their individual diverse musical backgrounds, 3 on the Bund
blend tradition with innovation. Their complex layered arrangements
consist of both traditional and newly composed material which is
played with an energy and passion that is completely authentic.

Founded in 2019, 3 on the Bund came together through the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick and “rapidly went from unknown to hot property” (Folk World) Impressively managing to record, produce, and release their debut album ‘Frenzy’ during the Covid-19 pandemic, this band have been going from strength to strength within the Irish traditional music scene and are in high demand.

As individuals, all are award-winning and accomplished performers with experience touring worldwide. Each has graduated with a first-class honours degree in Irish traditional music from the University of
Limerick. As a group, they have already travelled to the UK, the US and Asia, and have toured extensively across Ireland, Germany and several other European countries. In April 2022, they headlined the Irish Heartbeat Festival tour, a month-long tour across Germany and Switzerland. In 2023, they performed to sold-out crowds at Germany’s Rheingau Musik Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and later that same year, they headlined the month-long Guinness Irish Christmas tour across Austria. 2024 is also proving to be a big year for 3 on the Bund. In April, they embarked on their first solo tour of Germany, as part of Zeitgeist Irland 24, an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Germany. In October, they are due to headline the six-week-long Irish Folk Festival tour of Germany in October / November. The band are also currently working on their second album due to be released in late 2024.

Vocals / ConcertinaSusan Coleman, Donegal
FiddleRebecca McCarthy-Kent, Waterford
Uillean pipes / Flute / WhistlesSimon Pfisterer, Germany
Guitar / BodhránSeán Kelliher, Kerry
KeyboardElla McGrory, Donegal