It would be very difficult to list all the shows Brothers 3 has had since its beginning. We have met many wonderful people over the last few years and experienced the full range of performance situations, both pleasant and unpleasant. Nevertheless, being a part of such a great group of souls makes any burden easy to bear. Here are a few highlights from our times together:

 FESTIVALS

Being an "ethnic music performance ensemble", we have of course found ourselves at many cultural festivals, especially those that feature Celtic music, dance, arts, and crafts. Many new festivals are springing up all the time, but here are some we have either performed at, or played promotional concerts for:

  • North Texas Irish Festival (Dallas)  1999 to 2007
  • Celtic Heritage Festival (Bedford)  1999 to 2004, 2007
  • Austin Celtic Festival (Austin)  1999, 2002
  • Kilgore Celtic Heritage Festival (Kilgore)  1999, 2003
  • Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games (Arlington)  2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Celtic Harts Festival (Lewisville)  2000
  • Mayfest (Fort Worth)  2000 to 2002
  • Dallas International Festival (Dallas)  2000, 2001
  • Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival  2004, 2005
  • Denton Arts & Jazz Festival  2004, 2005
  • Dallas City Arts Festival  2007
  • Festival on the Square (Tyler)  2007

 CONCERT SERIES

Many churches and public buildings or parks host regular series of performances of music, theater, dance, etc. Most are free to the public, but some raise money for maintenance of the performance venue, charitable causes, or funding for the arts.

  • The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Fort Worth)  1999 to 2001, 2003
    Concerts in the Garden
  • Old Bedford School (Bedford)  1999 to 2006
    Center Stage at Half-Past Seven
    Twilight Thursdays
  • Borders Books and Music (Fort Worth)  2000 to 2002
  • Irving Arts Center  2003
    Monday Night Cabaret
  • First United Methodist Church (Fort Walton Beach, FL)  2004
    First Arts
  • Hot Summer Nights (Odessa, TX)  2007

 PUBS & CLUBS

We do not normally play in clubs, but because of the various fund- and awareness-raising events at which we have performed, we have ended in up in some of the nicest in Texas.

  • The Emerald Mist  (Richardson)
  • The Celtic Quill   (Dallas)
  • The Pig & Whistle  (Fort Worth)
  • Jack London's  (Fort Worth)
  • The Tipperary Inn  (Dallas)
  • The Blarney Stone  (Dallas)
  • Sons of Hermann Hall  (Dallas)

 FREE PUBLIC SHOWS

From pubs to public — Brothers 3 was privileged and proud to be on the roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artists Program from 2002 to 2007. This involvement has allowed us to perform free public shows in the following cities:

  • Euless (Arbor Daze)  2003
  • Hurst  2003-2007
  • Roanoke  2002 & 2003
  • Southlake  2003&2004
  • Westlake  2002
  • Keller  2006
  • Fort Worth (Central Market)  2006-2007
  • Colleyville  2007

 CHARITIES

Part of being a member of Brothers 3 is being of service to the community. Although coming from diverse spiritual backgrounds, every person in the band has a deep commitment to family, both immediate and global. We have performed many, many times at the following churches and other venues for the purpose of raising money for various charitable organizations:

  • First United Methodist Church (Fort Worth)  2001
  • Trinity Episcopal Church (Fort Worth)  1999 to 2002
    • Habitat for Humanity
  • Trinity United Methodist Church (Arlington)  1999 to 2003
    • The Girl Scouts of America
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Meals on Wheels
    • The Salvation Army
  • Celebration Baptist Church (Fort Worth)  2000
  • Jefferson Street Unitarian Universalist Church (Fort Worth)  2000, 2001
    • The Women's Shelter
    • The Women's Haven of Tarrant County
    • The Arlington Night Shelter
    • The Day Resource Center for the Homeless
  • Wings of Hope (Grandview)  2001
  • Trinity New Life Fellowship (Mansfield)  2001
  • The Pet Connection (Fort Worth)  2000, 2001
  • Courthouse Jam (Fort Worth), benefitting Santa Fe Adolescent Servicesfor at-risk teens 2006, 2007