Three young brothers from Co Donegal have delighted audiences all across the world. They’ve even appeared thousands of miles from home, as dancers at Walt Disney World.
The talented trio also played two weeks of shows at the famous resort in Orlando, Florida a few years ago.
The Byrne Brothers are Luca, Finn and Dempsey. One of their favourite gigs was with their father Tommy in Downtown Disney’s Raglan Road pub for St. Patrick’s Day.
Tommy said: “We’ve done theatre gigs at home, what we’re doing is the real McCoy. The boys are amazing musicians; they’re playing better than most adults, they’re incredible these days.”
They perform an interactive show which includes Irish dancing and Irish trad music.
The brothers all bring their own skills to the show. Sometimes they might even get members of the audiences to compete in singing competitions during the show.
Dempsey plays the bodhrán, fiddle and whistle and can rap the Rattlin Bog. Finn plays the banjo, mandolin and whistle and Luca plays the accordion, whistle and bodhran.
They are all talented Irish dancers – Finn is an Irish dancing champion. They have all qualified for the world championships.
Tommy told the Irish Independent that the American audience in Orlando “went crazy for us”.
“The pub said the boys gathered the largest crowd they’ve ever seen. People had to wait five days to get a table just to see the show. They’re absolutely loving it. The Americans are a wonderful audience.
“Dempsey is the character. He’s the one everyone looks at because he always winks at the ladies and tells jokes. He’s the coolest kid and a comedy genius.”
The boys loved America and while they were in Florida they were invited to the Magic Kingdom, Wet’n’Wild and a Cirque du Soleil show.
Tommy said: “They think they’re celebrities because everyone keeps coming up to them and recognising them. They’re having the time of their lives.”
This video was recorded at a performance in Ennis Fleadh in 2016
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling