Bhan Tre are based in Melbourne, Australia.
Formed in 1997 to create the celebrated Celtic trio "Bhan Tre". Geraldine Davis (Vocals, Guitar,Bodhran), Sue Foley (Vocals & Bodhran) and Rebecca Humpreys (Vocals & Fiddle) have become a regular at all the major festivals in Victoria and interstate and on a number of occasions have taken their particular style of celtic music to Ireland and England.
Thirteen years together the girls have released three successful albums. All 3 albums are a testament to the trio's song writing skills and their ability to create sublime three part harmonies as well as raising the roof with rollicking tunes and well known traditional songs.
Bhan Tre have also become a sought after guest artist for visiting International Artists such as Finbar Furey and Lunasa as well as appearances on variety television and radio programs.
Bhan Tre is an exciting female acoustic trio with a huge repertoire of traditional Irish tunes.
Presenting a fantastic selection of lively original songs with a Celtic flavour.
Bhan Tre is:
Geraldine Davis - Vocals, Guitar & Bodhran
Born in Greystones, Co Wicklow Ireland. Geraldine migrated to Australia with her family when she was 8 years old. Her early musical influences came from her mother who taught her many traditional ballads. It was this exposure which instilled a love of her Irish heritage and encouraged her to explore Celtic music further.
Sue Foley - Vocals, Bodhran & Tin Whistle
Born in Bendigo Australia. Sue was encouraged to follow a career in music by well known vocal teacher Mavis Webster, with whom she studied until leaving Bendigo in 1982 to continue her classical studies at the Victoria College of Arts with Dame Joan Hammond.
During her years in Melbourne, Sue became increasingly interested in the Irish music scene in the late 80's. Sue was drawn to the music and was inspired by numerous trips to Ireland. Sue sang for 3 years with Ceili Brogue before joining Bhan Tre.
Rebecca Nita - Vocals & fiddle
Raised in New South Wales, Rebecca comes from a musical family who encouraged her interest in the fiddle. In fact the instrument Rebecca learnt to play on was handed down to her from her great uncle.
Her mothers interest in playing piano accordian and irish music was a great inspiration. Rebecca has played previously in a number of celtic and folk bands. After moving to melbourne in 1997, Rebecca recieved tuition in traditional irish fiddle playing from Helen O'Shea.
Bhan Tre is an all female acoustic trio with a repertoire of traditional
Irish tunes and songs and a selection of original songs with a Celtic flavour.
Guest artists for International Touring artists:
- Finbar Furey
- Included in programs and concerts with:
- Marcia Howard
- Maria Forde
- Cyril Moran
- Catherine Clements
- Jeanette Geary
- Kavisha Mazzella
- Television appearances on:
- Channel 7's 'Denise' Program
- ABC 'Snapshot' program
- The Celts program on Channel 31
- Radio Interviews and on air performances
- Keith McGowan program 3AW
- Irish Hour 3MDR
- Gaelic Program SBS
- Irish Program 3ZZZ
- Celtic Hour 3CCC
- Folk Program 3RRR
- Some of gigs that band has been involved in:
- Woodford Folk Festival,Queensland
- Port Fairy Folk Festival
- Maldon Folk Festival
- Tullamore Irish Festival
- The band are regulars at a variety of festivals around Country Victoria - such as: