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    100,000! Minnesota Recording Artists Invite Fans On Cruise to Celebrate Sales Milestone; Governor Proclaims "Tim & Ryan O誰eill Day"


    August 13, 1998


    To congratulate the O誰eill Brothers on selling 100,000 albums, Governor Arne Carlson has proclaimed today "Tim & Ryan O誰eill Day" in Minnesota. To celebrate, Shamrock-n-Roll Records invited 100 fans the chance to join the musicians on a river cruise party. New Prague natives (and now Bloomington residents) Tim and Ryan O誰eill, known as the O誰eill Brothers, will be the guests of honor at the celebration, a three-hour St. Croix River Cruise Party in Stillwater, MN on August 13th.


    The O誰eill Brothers enthusiastic fans have made successes of their seven albums, including their latest and first jointly-recorded album, "PS, I Love You." Prior to teaming with his brother, Tim O誰eill recorded five solo albums, including "Spirit of the Season" and "Spirit of the Season Volume II," featuring traditional and new holiday classics; "The Meeting of the Waters," a collection of traditional Irish instrumental songs recorded during a three-month trip to the Emerald Isle; "Love Always," classic (and a few original) love songs; and his mostly original album, "Hands of Time." Ryan O誰eill痴 solo album is titled "Look Within."


    Tim and Ryan have found a way on their own to write, record, produce, market and sell CDs of mainly instrumental songs by combining their desire to make music with the business spirit of an entrepreneur. "Basically we池e our own record company and managers," Tim says. "We book the studio time, we decide what music to play, we find the artwork for the cover, hire a company to press the CDs and then find ways to introduce our music to new people. We just thought there had to be a way to make music and make a living without having to depend on a major record label and trying to convince others that our music is worth recording," he says. The O誰eill Brothers toll-free music information line (1-888/9-ONEILL) features updated information on upcoming concerts, in-store appearances and CD availability.