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Music Mad: How Chief O'Neill Saved the Soul of Ireland Reviews

Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant (Chicago, IL)

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50 ratings
4.2 average rating
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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 23 2012

Had a enjoyable evening here, with dinner before in the bar area. The show is in the lovely dining room of Chief O'Neill's, with rows of chairs replacing the tables. A 4 piece band, dancer, and singers tell the story of Chief O'Neill and his work...continued

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38 reviews
33 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

A good time was had by all. This is the very best of Irish theatre with notes of humour and sorrow expertly interwoven with the music, song, and dance that aligns to the very beating of our hearts as we come to know the story of a hero who was a...continued

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MJ
10 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed Music Mad at Chief O'Neill's Pub. The play was funny and very moving at times.
Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 23 2012

Heartwarming story in an intimate setting with a talented cast. A lovely evening!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

I love Irish music and this show was very real wirh great music. We had a great time. Thank you.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 23 2012

Interesting idea, but I found myself getting bored. I'd expected more lively music, more dancing. The music they played between or during each scene, while performed by a talented quartet, tended to be somber, and that mixed with the slow-paced...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

Thoroughly entertaining. Cathy Cowan' voice is beautiful!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 23 2012

Everyone in our group enjoyed the play and the work of the actors and musicians.......was a great evening and have told friends about it. Keep up good effort, it is noticed and welcomed.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 23 2012

Absolutely loved the show! The music alone was amazing and had the audience tapping their toes. The storyline was interesting and inspiring. It made me want to wanted to connect more deeply to my Irish roots and instill them in my children!

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1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

My wife and I had a great time. It was a great story, presented really well. Acting and singing supurb. Chief O'Neills pub was a great venue as well. Definitely worth seeing.

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Well written historical show. Some fun characters and terrific musicians. The program said there were dancers but there were none at this performance.

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1 review
26 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Restaurant and food was great! Music during show and after was fantastic! Show itself was, sorry to say, very amateurish.

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j
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67 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

Music and Chicago and Irish history. The audience really enjoyed this musical about a Chicago police chief in an Irish bar named for him.

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65 reviews
25 stars
attended Aug 16 2012

Not too professional but interesting. Not sorry we saw it but would not tell others to go unless they are Irish.

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21 reviews
34 stars
attended Oct 28 2012

What a fabulous play about a memorable Irishman in Chicago history.....having just returned from my very first trip to Ireland and into "all things Irish", this was a very personally touching story of how the music of the country was first written...continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

Very sweet tale of the history of Chief O'Neill and his attempt to save the old Irish tunes in America. Well conceived and performed.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

Based on historical facts about a real Irish immigrant who helped guide Chicago through the tumult of changing after the Great Fire to the burly City of Big Shoulders. There are no curtains, there is only one exit, and scene shifting is done...continued

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4 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

It was funny, light and told a great story. We loved the music and the dancer was not only a fantastic tapper (James Cagney style ) but handsome with a twinkle in his eye. The 6 of us stayed for dinner which everyone enjoyed what they ordered (...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

Well--I really enjoyed it; I learned a lot and the voices and story were sweet. There is some room for improvement, however. The show was short (40 minutes). The mustaches were silly. And we couldn't see the feet of the Irish dancer.
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

Loved the music and the story!!

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