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James McMurtry

Sat, December 14 / 7 PM930 PM

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“McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now and (Just Us Kids) finds him at his finest.” —Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers


"America's fiercest songwriter" - CNN


“James McMurtry writes songs filled with characters so real that you're sure they're going to climb out of the speakers and look you in the eyes.” —VOICE OF AMERICA


“The songwriting conscience of America,” —FOLK WAX


“As the years pile on, James McMurtry sings with ever more authority and deserved cynical grace...With each album, (he) finds more to say and a stubborn, uncompromising way to say it.” —iTUNES

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Open Mic

Mon, December 16 / 630 PM

No cover charge.


This little gem might be a bit easily overlooked in Houston’s typical bar scene, but that’s because it’s an entirely different kind of place. McGonigel’s Mucky Ducky is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 7 p.m. (sign up by 6:30 p.m.) You’ll hear plenty of folk, country and acoustic renditions by performers that spent their afternoon in classes at Rice or a long day at the office. Not only does the pub feature an impressive array of live music almost every night, but the Mucky Duck has been listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the 20 best acoustic venues in the country. - CBS HOUSTON


The Duck stage is open for you to present your original compositions or a favorite song made famous by someone else. 


Comedians, poets, jugglers and mimes also welcome.


Don't be shy. Come on out ~ It's your turn to be a Mucky Duck Open Mic Star.


Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance. 

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John Fullbright

Tue, December 17 / 730 PM

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“A quiet collection of stately ballads and ruminative torch songs… a moving display of deeply personal songwriting…” —Rolling Stone


“The simplicity of the album’s title is a harbinger of what it contains — songs impressively and potently economical,… poetically astute lyrics and heart-rending musical feeling.” –The Los Angeles Times


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Wed, December 18 / 6 PM

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You might not know his name, but you'll certainly know his art. John Gilroy was a polymath of the painting world, with a mind unlike those of his peers. 


Because of this, the Guinness® campaigns he brought to life from 1928 to the 1960s remain as distinctive now as they were back then. It was Gilroy's colourful artwork that moved our advertising forward. One of the most memorable was born of his creative interpretation of a performing sea lion that caught his eye at the zoo. 


That animal, Gilroy mused, would be smart enough to balance a glass of Guinness on its nose. This concept became one of the longest living advertising campaigns in history: "My Goodness, My Guinness."


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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, December 18 / 730 PM

What is it about Wednesday?


Wednesday is Game Night at the Duck.   What is Game Night, you may ask? 

It's an informal night of fun, no reservations, no cover charge, just come on by.

We put out our collection of board games like Checkers, Backgammon, Monopoly, Risk, Jeopardy, Operation, Clue, Trivial Pursuit etc, (or you are welcome to bring your favorite) and folks bring their families and friends to have a bite and play games. 


In keeping with the spirit of Game Night, you can roll the dice and try your luck.  Roll any combination that equals four, or  two fours, and your entree will be on the house.  


Wednesday is also Irish Session Night at the Duck which usually starts around 7:30pm


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Christmas Singalong

Thu, December 19 / 7 PM

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MARTIN BURNISTON'S 29th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SINGALONG

Martin sets the season with at holiday sing-a-long and dinner. 


Please note that table seating for groups of more than eight persons may be at separate tables.

(Dinner not included in standing room price!)

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Christmas Singalong

Fri, December 20 / 7 PM

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MARTIN BURNISTON'S 29th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SINGALONG

Martin sets the season with at holiday sing-a-long and dinner. 


Please note that table seating for groups of more than eight persons may be at separate tables.

(Dinner not included in standing room price!)