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Peter O’Halloran & The Hired Men

Peter O’Halloran & The Hired Men

The Hired Men are a ragtag band of musicians cobbled together by Peter O’Halloran (from Boston music staple The Dogmatics). The band most recently includes his brother Jimmy O’Halloran, Johnny Coe, J. Young, and either Dan or Finn O’Halloran on drums.

The band has also had the honor of collaborating with additional artists, including various multi-generational members of the O’Halloran family, Jerry Lehane, Tom ‘TK’ Keenan, Marie Kettenring, Kate Roper, Thomas Rose, Jed Chrysler, Stephen Fredette, Wynter Pingel, Dominic Spinzola, Stuart Peak, and the late accordion virtuoso Gerry “Brickie” McNamara.

Since about 2008, they’ve been known to “practice in public” for audiences at venues of various shapes and sizes located in and around the greater Massachusetts area.

P.S. Our name is inspired, in part, by the poem The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost.

Rum Bar Records logoOur album of “Practice Recordings” is now available for streaming & download on Rum Bar Records!


Playing an incongruous mishmash of musical styles:

  • Irish / folksy
  • Cowboy / Jug Band
  • 5o’s  / Rockabilly
  • 3 Chord (punk) Rock
  • Original songs “and more!” MT

We perform around the Greater Boston Area & South Shore. See upcoming and past shows.

Some Poor Quality Live Videos! For more, check out this YouTube Playlist

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