It is with great excitement that we announce the release of new music by the talented and philanthropic artist, Andrea Magee, in 2024. Andrea has not only captivated audiences with her soulful voice and mesmerizing bodhran drum performances but has also made a significant impact on the community through her non-profit organization, Music Helps and her music festival She Rises uplifting women in the music industry and beyond. 

2023 had many highlights, one being the incredible success of her first She Rises music festival, held in the picturesque town of Taos, New Mexico. The festival brought together celebrated an ALL FEMALE LINE UP bringing together music lovers from all walks of life, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. With a lineup of renowned artists and emerging talents, She Rises became a celebration of music, art, and community.

The festival not only showcased Andrea's own musical prowess but also served as a platform for women to shine. By providing a stage for up-and-coming musicians, Andrea demonstrated her commitment to nurturing talent and giving back to the community that has supported her throughout her career.

But Andrea's dedication to making a difference doesn't stop at organizing music festivals. Her non-profit organization, Music Helps, has been instrumental in providing music education and resources to underserved communities. Recognizing the transformative power of music, Andrea believes that everyone should have access to the joy and healing that music can bring.Through Music Helps, Andrea has established music programs in schools, community centers, and youth organizations, offering opportunities for children and young adults to explore their musical talents. By providing instruments, scholarships, and mentorship, Andrea is empowering the next generation of musicians and giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Andrea's passion for giving back is deeply rooted in her own personal journey. Growing up in a modest household, she experienced firsthand the power of music to uplift and inspire. As she found solace in music during challenging times, Andrea made a promise to herself that she would use her platform to make a positive impact on others.

“The essence of music got me at a very early age. I remember vividly the energy I felt in my entire body and still get that same childlike excitement when creating or performing to this day. Music is a gift that everyone can share, as a performing artist we get to bask in its joys and become the vessel for this sharing to continue” Andrea Magee 

Andrea Magee is a Belfast born artist that has been immersed in music her entire life. Now based in Austin TX (Live Music Capitol of the World), with a three-year long tour supporting Brian Wilson (Pet Sounds Tour), a BA honors degree in music, a record deal and time spent under the mentorship of Surf Dog Records & Beachwood Entertainment she is very excited for the promise 2023 has in store. 

Her roots lay deep in Irish folk and her bodhran drum & flute playing are a testament to her lifelong connection to her heritage. Her voice has a rich, earthy silk like quality and her songs feel honest and accessible to the vulnerable ear.  Andrea’s live performance embodies the essence of her artistry. Her vibrant presence onstage is contagious, emulating and sharing the joy she truly feels for the music.  really contributing to the fabric of the music capitol of the world.

Releasing her album Belfast Girl in 2022 she is now in full creative swing again. Andrea is an artist with a thirst for constant creativity. 2023 will show her bodhran drum and vocals leading the way with a ‘free experimental folksy’ EP coming early 2024.

 

Mar17

Andrea Magee @ McGonigel's Mucky Duck

McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Houston, TX

Here at The Duck, we consider every day one worth celebrating – but as an Irish-inspired pub that’s called Houston home for decades, St. Patrick’s Day holds an extra-special spot in our Irish-loving hearts. We are hosting our 33nd annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17, 2024, complete with live Irih music, our signature menu of traditional Irish foods, and traditional pints of Guinness Stout, Harp Lager, and Smithwick’s Irish ale. You can join us in person or you will be able to enjoy our virtual Irish experience via our Livestream video feed. Wherever you are, please join us to raise a glass and celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. If you’ve ever been to our Houston venue and restaurant, then you know that music is a part of our heart and soul. The Duck is famous for being a favorite performance destination for a fabulous variety of talented artists. There are generations of Houstonians that have made it a tradition to come here for a show, a good meal, and a pint or two. There will be no green beer because as most of you already know, Irish beer is black not green. So of course, our upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will feature a lineup of live music performances that you won’t want to miss. Here are the folks that will be putting on a stellar show for you: Ulla Piper Jones Clandestine Martin Burniston’s Irish Singalong Ed Miller and Rich Brotherton We will have two stages. One inside. One outside. All performers will perform on both stages. Tickets for the inside shows will be sold as tables of four or six. Tickets for the outside will be general admission. Tables and chairs outside are first come, first served. All tickets are non-refundable. Rain or Shine. We will not be able to have a tent this year…and that’s pretty scary for us. We cannot promise refunds if it rains. These are strange and difficult times and we have no way to make this work if we have to worry about rain. We are praying for good weather and ask that you please do the same. To make this work, we need to be in this together, so if it rains, well, we all get soaked. With live music, comfort food classics, and plenty of authentic Irish beer, our upcoming St. Patrick’s Day festivities are bound to make this a year to remember. Whether you’re a longtime local and patron of The Duck or an out-of-town visitor passing through Houston, we invite you to join us for St. Patrick’s Day this March 17th, 2024. And if you’re wondering if we’ll be serving green beer… the answer is a definite no – true Irish beer is as black as night, not green! We’ll make sure you get a generously-poured pint of the good stuff. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light – and may you find yourself at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on the 17th of March. It honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This unique holiday includes festive traditions like parades, wearing of green attire, and public celebrations. People around the world take part in these celebrations, making it a global event. Despite its religious origins, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture and heritage.

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