Nippersink Rogues are Thomas Steffens, piano/vocals and Mike Knauf, flute, soprano sax, Irish whistle and vocals. Tom and Mike began their Irish Duo some twenty years ago.  They have performed extensively in the Chicago area for many different venues.  The Nippersink Rogues have a musical repertoire of over two hundred fifty songs. They continue to perform at various venues, including private events, senior center shows, public concerts, clubs and festivals. In addition to playing in the Nippersink Rogues, Tom plays piano or sings with several local singing groups, is active as a pianist for musical theatre productions and also plays piano/organ and directs the choir at a church in Woodstock, Illinois. Mike keeps a very busy performance schedule with his jazz groups, the Park Avenue orchestra and freelance performing.

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Nippersink Rogues are featured on their CD, "Irish Music for the Soul", on Rhythm Kitchen Records.  The CD is a collection of eighteen traditional Irish tunes that Tom and Mike have been performing over the years, as well as a few tunes that have been recently added to their repertoire.
Their CD also features Rob Curtis on acoustic guitar and Jim Cox on acoustic bass. 

Click below to listen to samples  of a few of the songs from Irish Music for the Soul.  To purchase CD from our web store, 
click here.  Enjoy!

Samples from "Irish Music for the Soul"

Clip 1)
The Star of  County Down

Clip 2)
Mary's Return

Clip 3)
 Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?

Clip 4)
Molly Malone

Clip 5)
Phil the Fluther's Ball

Clip 6)
Whiskey You're the Devil

Clip 7)
A Foggy Dew

Clip 8) Clancy Lowered the Boom

Clip 9)
The Rakes of Mallow

Clip 10)
The Wearin' O the Green

Clip 11)
For Ireland, I'd Not Tell Her Name

Clip 12)
Within a Mile of Clonbur

Clip 13)
 Danny Boy


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