A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM KEN:
As we face a future of uncertainty, I certainly hope that we will think about all of those around us, family, friends and neighbors and those folks we don’t know that may cross our paths.
The Irish are known around the world as a very generous nation when it comes to looking out for those in need. Moving forward in uncharted territory, let’s hope our leaders and the medical experts find a break through to ease our concerns and hopefully save many lives.
It’s a time when we need to think of those less fortunate and I’m thinking about streaming a live concert to raise money for the homeless in Los Angeles. I don’t have the equipment at home myself so I will be looking for somewhere I can make this happen. We will keep you posted.
Let’s pray in our individual ways and our collective energy that this very serious virus is brought under control and preferably eradicated. Let us all keep in touch, call an old friend, text a few people…there are many living alone, like myself. I’m calling people everyday, lots of texts coming in..thank you all for your thoughts and concerns…you can reach me at 310 569 1062 anytime if you just want to talk.
Hopefully, all my fellow Southern California musicians and myself will be back on stage at all our venues sooner than later and we can go back to hugs and loves as usual.
For now, stay home, have faith, think of those who need and I will be back with more information soon..
2016 EASTER RISING CENTENARY COMMEMORATION VIDEO IS FREE TO WATCH ON KEN'S WEBSITE: This event, which took place at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Long Beach on April 24, 2016 honors the memory of those who lost their lives in the cause of Irish freedom in 1916. Running time is 75 minutes.
HALLOWEEN SAMHAIN TOUR TO IRELAND OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 2, 2020: Ken is taking a limited number of guests to Ireland, the land where our Halloween traditions began. Tour guests will visit Newgrange with its mysterious passage tomb and then go on to Derry for their fabulous Samhain/Halloween celebration. More information may be found here: https://kenomalley.com/halloween-2020-ireland-tour
WILD ATLANTIC WAY TOUR TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER, 2020
KEN O'MALLEY RETURNS TO BUTTE, MONTANA FOR AN RÍ RÁ: Ken will be appearing later this year with Cairde [Irish gaelic for "friends" pronounced COR-ja] including Forrest Robinson, Dean O'Leary, Michael Kelly, Damon Stout, and Brian Stout. Butte, Montana is a unique town founded by Irish emigrants; Irish music and culture continues to be celebrated there with the annual An Rí Rá Irish festival. This year, Ken O'Malley and Cairde will perform on both Friday and Saturday of the Festival which runs from August 14 to 16. For more about the history of the town of Butte, go to http://www.butteamerica.com/birish.htm . More information about the An Rí Rá festival is available at http://www.mtgaelic.org/an-ri-ra-montana-irish-festival.html
KEN'S 2019 IRELAND TOUR BLOG:
The tour has ended but you can still view a day by day report of the tour by visiting his blog at https://kenomalley.home.blog/
WEBSITE: The home page http://kenomalley.com shows all performances in a convenient monthly calendar format. The "shows" page http://kenomalley.com/shows contains the same information in a list that can be scrolled in date order. Clicking on an entry in either calendar will link to a google map of the venue location. Both calendars also show up well on most mobile devices so bookmark the page you prefer for easy access to current show information. For last minute schedule updates, "Like" Ken O'Malley's Artist Page at: https://www.facebook.com/kenomalleyirishmusic
***SCROLL DOWN FOR UPCOMING "SAVE THE DATE" EVENTS NOTE: ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION DUE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES***
Continuing: Twilight Lords usually 2nd Fridays each month at Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys; solo show Auld Dubliner in Long Beach every Thursday at 5PM; Tam O'Shanter 1st Saturdays Jan-November (except July only will be 2nd Sat); Pub Thirty Two in Mission Viejo First Sundays at 2PM.
Tam O'Shanter in LA (Los Feliz) 2020 - May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7
The Auld Fella, Culver City (Sundays) - May 10 +17, June 14, July12 + 26, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 + 29, December 13, January 10 + 24, 2021
An Rí Rá Irish festival in Butte Montana August 14-16
TOUR ASSISTANCE NEEDED: We are presently working on Ken's performance schedule for 2020 and beyond. And, if you are outside the Los Angeles area, we can use your help! Ken's ability to tour is greatly enhanced when we have people in the local area who can help us find and work with venues, assist at the performance, help with transportation and accommodations, etc. So, if you or someone you know would like to help us bring Ken O'Malley to your locale, please email us at email@example.com
PRIVATE EVENTS: Ken O'Malley is available for weddings as well as private and corporate events: solo, as duo or with the full Twilight Lords band of up to 7 musicians. Irish dancers may also be arranged. Please contact us for further information.
KEN O'MALLEY IRISH MUSIC PAGE ON FACEBOOK: And, if you have not visited his page already, Ken O'Malley also has a Facebook Musician Page; "like" for the most current info and the ability to interact with the page: https://www.facebook.com/kenomalleyirishmusic/ Note: Last minute schedule changes are posted on this page.
NOTRE DAME CD: "FOREVER IRISH": Ken and his partner, Notre Dame graduate John Tabis, have written a number of rollicking tailgating songs in support of the most famous “Irish” football team in America, the “Fightin’ Irish” of the University of Notre Dame. These traditional Irish song melodies, blending a mix of football chanting and beer toasting, give the Notre Dame fans even more to cheer about.
This rousing collection of "Fighting Irish" tailgating songs (and two bonus tracks) outsold all other CDs in the campus bookstore and catalog in its first month of release. For more information (and how you can get a copy) talk to Ken at a show or go to www.kenomalley.com/notredameforeverirish.cfm
This is a must have collectible for any Notre Dame fan and will make a terrific gift for those who live the dream that is Notre Dame football. Go Irish!
DO YOU YELP?: Ken O'Malley's business listing may be found here: www.yelp.com/biz/ken-o-malley-los-angeles. Reviews appreciated.
KEN O'MALLEY'S SCHOOL/EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCES: Ken can design a show suitable for any age group from elementary school through college, from a classroom presentation to a large assembly. His programs make Irish and Irish-American history both fun and fascinating. If your school might be interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818 389 8512.
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