This 9-piece, horn-driven band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison has been playing in and around Minnesota since 2002. It is also the papa group to St Dominic's Trio. The band's first show was on St Patrick's Day, 2002. In December 2008, The Belfast Cowboys and St Dominic's Trio released debut CDs. In August 2009, The Cowboys headlined at BB King's Blues bar in Times Square, New York.

In July 2010, the Cowboys played a three hour opening set for approximately 15,000 people opening for the band Chicago. In March of 2011 the band traveled to Ireland. In July of 2011, the band played at Moondance Jam, opening for the Outlaws, Eddie Money, and Kiss. In 2012 and 2013, The Belfast Cowboys and St Dominic's Trio played over 250 combined shows and can be found appearing regularly at Lee's Liquor Lounge, Whiskey Junction, Kieran's, Nye's, and Morrissey's, all in Minneapolis.