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The Magees

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
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"Old World Music"

Review of The MAGEES on the release of their first CD in December, 2011.

- City Pages - Greater Wausau area

"Magees music played on Celtic Roots Radio in Ireland"

Program #41 for 2011 of Celtic Roots Radio features two songs by The Magees of Wisconsin. Raymond McCullough included the Magees in his program titled, "Staang Fjord and the low country." The program was aired on September 7, 2011.
Celtic Roots radio boasts 6,000 listeners and is played in 105 countries. You can hear this program by following the link below - Celtic Roots Radio, Raymond McCullough Belfast, Ireland

"Cultural confusion and drinking songs"

So three guys from German-heavy northern Wisconsin are getting together to play Irish music ... at an Italian restaurant...

Some might find this a bit strange ... but these guys seem to think this sort of thing is completely normal....

The songs I heard were familiar in tone, but original in sound. Songs like "Lannigan's Ball," "Wild Rover," and "Whiskey in the Jar" remind us why this is sing along, drinking kind of music. I'm not Irish, but I sat in on practice and found myself humming along at first, then actually singing to "Lannigan's Ball," a song about first love, dancing with a pretty girl, and hanging out with the fellows...

The lilting tumes, combined with accordion and strong rhythmic elements make for distinctivly Irish sing-along music. It also doesn't hurt that the chorus is usually pronounced and repetitive.

by Dino Corvino (music writer City Pages, Wausau).
- Culture Bin / Wausau City Pages


The Magees Irish music was such a hit that we have invited the group back to perform Saturday, September 3, 5 - 9 p.m. outside on the deck. We will also have the outdoor bar weather permitting. Just imagine yourself relaxing on the deck looking out at Minocqua Lake with a nice beverage and music that alternately gets your toes tapping and touches your heart.

Also I ( Matt Sr.) would like to thank everyone who came to my birthday celebration and/or sent their good wishes. It was a wonderful evening of enjoying family and friends! - Matt Morgans Historic Bar and Restaurant Blog

"Magees played on Irish radio"

"We like your music," he said and "will play it for a month." April/May 2011

Thank you for your submission. We like this track and are adding it shortly to the playlists on our Celtic Roots Radio Live365 station, where it will air for at least 4 weeks. Live365 listeners have the opportunity to vote for tracks they like and, if your track has a reasonable response, we will of course keep it on our playlist. (Note: the playlist on our website may not be updated immediately) Listen for your track at: We may also select your track for inclusion on our podcast show - which now reaches 5,000 listeners in 88 countries! We have quite a backlog of tracks to be played at the moment, so please be patiient. We will definitely contact you if your track is included on a new show. We welcome you to join us and other artists and fans at our Celtic Roots Café site - share music videos, photos, forum posts and blog. Post updates/comments simultaneously to Facebook & Twitter. See you there! Beanneacht Dia! (God bless!) {:-{> Raymond McCullough Celtic Roots Radio/ Precious Oil Productions Ltd - Raymond McCullough

"Northcentral Technical College St. Patrick's Day programming"

"Great job! Great job!"
Shawn Sullivan, Student Activities Director - Northcentral Technical College


CD Release parties Dec. 17, 2011 at Basil in Weston and Dec. 31 at Limericks Public House, Wausau, Wisconsin.



CD contents eight instrumentals and three vocal songs.

Radio play Celtic Roots Radio, episode 41, "Straang fjord and the low country," Belfast, Ireland September 2011.

Songs streaming on Jango.



Traditional Irish music with teaching component. Uptempo jigs, reels, hornpipes balanced by lyric tunes and slow string ballads.
While our band strives for excellence and professionalism, we also know it's not about us, it's about the people at your festival, your event, your concert. Our slogan summarizes this outlook: "Cead Mile Failte; Gaelic for One-hundred thousand welcomes to you. Our mission: to entertain and educate in the traditions of Irish music, dance, and story.

Versatile band with banjo, pipes, flutes, whistles, guitars, dulcimer, mandolin and vocals. Focus on traditional; also play pub songs ... usually later in the Pubs!

Band music played on Celtic Roots Radio, Belfast on Sept. 7, 2011 in program 41 "Straang Fjord and the low country" of Raymond McCullough's popular show.

Magees have been seen in Egypt via satellite while performing for a college audience, and currently at work on their first CD - due out in November 2011.