Irish, Celtic, and American Traditonal

Acoustic Folk Music

Pete McCauley and Tim Cheesebrow are a duo from the Twin Cities, MN bringing old tunes to life and having a great time doing it. 

Perfect for Carrousing

Fun music with lots of energy. Melodies that almost beg to be sung with a glass of stout

Audience Approved

Young and old, folks can't get enough of this music and always leave a show satisfied.

Hey...we're professionals

You don't need to worry about the details. We got it. We bring our own sound equipment and even show up on time at the right place most of the time...not to brag or anything.

Check out our new album release..."Big Fun!"

Event Information

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2022

    Merlin's Rest

    9-12

Set List

Traditionals

  • Tell Me Ma’
  • Boys of Killybegs
  • Star of the County Down
  • Mountain Dew
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Wild Rover
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • South Australia
  • Foggy Dew
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Parting Glass
  • Sligo Maid
  • Shady Grove
  • Hard Times
  • Irish Rover
  • Past the Point of Rescue
  • Fiddler’s Green
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Ashokan Farewell

Originals / Covers

  • Fisherman’s Blues
  • Galway Girl
  • Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)
  • Moondance
  • Hillcrest Mine
  • If I Had a Boat
  • Long May You Run
  • Lukey
  • Mary Ellen Carter
  • Ordinary Day
  • Road to Ruin
  • Seven Bridges Road
  • The Weight
  • Three Fishers
  • Till My Peace Be Made
  • Barret’s Privateers
  • One
  • Take it Easy
  • Finn’s Reel
  • Monroe Dancin’
  • Land Down Under
  • The Aberdeen Jig

Meet Mac (Pete McCauley)

In 1996, he co-founded the original rock trio Eddie Mac, with whom he spent a few years traveling the country, earning a record contract with SPV Records in Germany, and releasing two critically acclaimed albums – “DAMN!” (1999) and “Space Factory” (2000). Pete created a band called Stand at the Door in 2002 and produced two albums of original material – “Stand at the Door” (2004) and “Snackbox” (2006). He co-founded the Celtic folk rock band Hounds of Finn in 2007, which has put out two albums – “Songs of Men in Boats” (2010) and “Gravity Pulls” (2013), the latter of which contained several tracks that placed on the national folk radio charts. In 2019, Pete joined forces with singer-songwriter Tim Cheesebrow to create the Mac & Cheese duo, which performs at many local and regional venues (and recorded an album called “Big Fun” (2019). In addition to performing, Pete is a full time Media Producer / Director / Digital Storyteller at the University of Minnesota. Primarily a guitar player and singer, Pete discovered a passion for playing the mandolin when he joined with Leslie Rich in 2007 to form the Hounds of Finn. Since then, he’s been on a mission to gain a bit of mastery over any fretted instrument he can get his hands on. Pete has studied and performed many styles of music, with a focus on Celtic roots music over the last decade or so. His original material would be best described as contemporary folk rock, taking influences from across the spectrum. Additionally, Pete has written and recorded a few jingles for local organizations.

Check out Pete's music and projects at www.mccauleymediagroup.com

Meet Cheese (Tim Cheesebrow)

Tim Cheesebrow (guitar, vocals, occasional mandolin and pennywhistle): Tim is primarily a singer/songwriter. He' s got 6 or so albums under his belt, several tours and an extensive solo performance career. He's always had a spot in his heart for traditional Irish and American folk songs, and jumped at a chance to play this music with Pete. He's the founder of Discover Music, a non-profit that teaches kids to write songs as a healthy mode of self discovery and expression, and is the author of "Songwriting for Wellness: Using Music to Heal the Mind."
www.songwritingforwellness.com

Check out Tim's music and projects at www.cheesebrowmusic.com

Get in touch

Email

themacandcheeseband@gmail.com

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