The O'Neill Brothers
About The O'Neill Brothers
The O'Neil Brothers are multi-million-selling Minnesota-based recording artists that create relaxing instrumentals -- both originals and covers -- that range from lullabies and patriotic and religious songs to wedding music and holiday favorites. Since emerging in the late '90s, the siblings have amassed a huge catalog of music, including their biggest seller, 2002's wedding-themed A Day to Remember. Their music has appeared in both television and films, and in 2019 the brothers were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Tim and Ryan, the two youngest children in the O'Neill family, began playing the piano at five, the same age that all five children started learning. They continued with the instrument throughout their youth, occasionally performing duets, but when they both attended Notre Dame, they began playing together more frequently. During the year that Tim spent studying in Europe, he sent recordings of his music back home to his mother in Minnesota, who then distributed them to family and friends. When Tim returned to the U.S., he decided to commit himself to composing, recording, and selling his own music. In 1997, he teamed with Ryan to officially form the O'Neill Brothers, starting their own label, Shamrock-n-Roll, at the same time. Their music, much of which is made specifically for weddings -- though they have also recorded holiday (Coming Home: An O'Neill Brothers Christmas), patriotic (Celebrate America), traditional (Irish Collection), and sentimental music (P.S. I Love You) -- has also appeared on ESPN, PBS, HBO, and CBS, as well as in numerous films and on QVC, where the brothers were performing as they sold their millionth album. The siblings have performed for both Governors and U.S. Presidents, and are Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductees. ~ Marisa Brown & James Christopher Monger