The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.
They come from Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics.
The brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan – best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally). He has also played guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band; the cast of many that was Bellowhead; and with his parents and sister as The Fagans.
The brother who isn’t called James is Jamie McClennan – a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland’s BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married).