2014 Live Music and Events

St. Paddy’s Day Weekend Celebration:

Sat Mar 15 – Pub opens at 12:00 p.m. and will feature live music during the evening and Corned Beef & Cabbage day & night.

Sun Mar 16 – Pub opens at 4:00 p.m. and we will be serving Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Mon Mar 17 – Pub opens at 10:00 a.m. so you can get an early start! St. Patrick’s Day will feature live music during the evening, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Proper Irish Pints (none of that Green Beer stuff)), plenty of Craic and other surprises during the day. Speaking of Green Beer, did you ever wonder where it comes from (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f7b2c15f0a/green-beer-brewery)?

Sat Mar 22 – The Boys of Ballywell (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.) return to the pub. The Boys of Ballywell: Tom McQuinn on guitar, Mark Johnson on fiddle and John Cezynski on Uilleann Pipes!

Whiskey of the Damned!!!

Fri Apr 25 Whiskey of the Damned returns to the pub (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.). There will be a $5.00 cover at the door.

Whiskey of the Damned will headline Oshkosh Irish Fest on Thu Jun 12. There will be ticket giveaways throughout the night during their show at McGuinness Irish Pub on Fri Apr 25!

"Hell is filled with musical amateurs, music is "The Whiskey of the Damned"

"Whiskey of the Damned is a five piece Celtic influenced rock group put together by Ireland native Eoin McCarthy. Located in Milwaukee WI, Whiskey of the Damned are a fast rising group of talented musicians dedicated to playing high energy, raucous concerts filled with an unmistakable mixture of American and Irish rock. A maniac group of celtic gypsy carnies, the band almost never leaves the road. Bringing their unique brand of foot stomping roaring mayhem to cities and towns across the country. The band is currently on tour in support of their new album "Monsters Are Real"



Sat June 7 - St. Baldrick's Fundraiser: One week before Oshkosh Irish Fest where all of the McGuinness Irish Pub bartenders and fellow team members will have their heads shaved to raise money to fight childhood cancer, join us in the pub to enjoy the O'Donnell Brothers  (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.). There will be a $3.00 cover that will go directly into the St. Baldrick's funds. Peter & Chris will also be donating all their cash tips during the show as well. Donations for Team McGuinness are being accepted in the pub currently.







The Fox River Hurling Club began our indoor season with a practice on Fri Dec 6 and the FRHC Winter Classic was held on Sat Jan 4. The indoor league games began Sat Jan 11. You can visit the Fox River Hurling Club website for more information. Come check out the fastest game on grass which has been around for over 2000 years.

The men of Ireland were hurling when the gods of Greece were young.


(PJ Devlin circa 1924)