July Update


I retired from teaching at the start of this month. I have not retired from performing music, however. We’ve booked five or so gigs for both July and August at various venues.

My revamp of the website is now complete. The goal was to make it phone and pad friendly.

I am nearing completion of the first edition of my novel, due for release in early fall. Here’s the front/rear cover preview:




Mamma Rosa’s with Joe Kramer

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Joe and I got back together for three sets of acoustic rock music on the patio at Momma Rosa’s in Hamilton, NJ. We had a great time. Here’s what one of the attendees had to say about the night:

“Bill O’Neal is famous for his Irish music but he is also great with contemporary music. What a phenomenal voice! He and Joe Kramer serenaded Bill and I tonight. Great time!” -Terri Purcell


Greetings. This winter was a busy one for my music. In addition to the usual gigs, we played quite a few fundraisers, concerts, and parties. Photos from some of the events are seen in prior postings. I have migrated them to this, my new WordPress-based music site. Soon I will retire my former websire entirely. At the moment there is a lull in my performance schedule while I ready for retirement from my teaching career. It is my hope to use my free time to finish my current novel project over the summer and send it off to publishing, and to then visit friends in the Belfast area in the early fall.

1867 Sanctuary

Our performance raised a couple of thousand dollars for the sanctuary and was the best attended concert held to date in the former Ewing Church “Old House”.

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PicklePalooza 2015


Andrew & Chris relax before our performance at Island Beach State Park


Apparently I was in time out for the show….