The Belfast Cowboys is a nine-piece, horn-driven band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison, along with original songsand other assorted rock covers.
Born on St Patrick's Day, 2002, it is also the papa group to St Dominic's Trio.
The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.
In December, 2008, The Belfast Cowboys and St Dominic's Trio released debut CDs.
In August, 2009, The Belfast Cowboys headlined at BB King's Blues Bar in Times Square, New York City.
In July, 2010, The Belfast Cowboys played a three hour set for a crowd of 15,000 while opening for Chicago in Stillwater, MN.
In March of 2011, The Belfast Cowboys played a handful of shows in Ireland.
From 2012 through 2015, the bands played over 500 shows.
The Belfast Cowboys have become one of Minnesota's most popular bands, travelling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. In April of 2015, the band released the full-length CD "The Upside to the Downslide", which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's annual critic's poll as one of the year's best releases:
"Playing Van Morrison covers a few nights a week for the past decade made them into a thoroughbred-class band. Then singer/songwriter Terry Walsh cut loose his horn-addled ensemble to run through his own champion-breed originals, which make up half this album, including the Slim Dunlap-wry “Rock Band” and majestic soul-tugging epic “Looking for the Northern Lights.”" - Chris Riemenschneider, 1/31/15