SEPTEMBER 20 NEWSLETTER: Folkworks Benefit Concert This Sunday in Santa Monica | Ireland Tour | Auld Dubliner Thurs | Brendan's Camarillo + I32 Friday

FOLKWORKS BENEFIT SEPTEMBER 23 4:00 PM SANTA MONICA - (Private Home) Ken O'Malley and Padraic Conroy will perform a full show to benefit the 2019 Folk/Roots festival. FolkWorks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an alternative voice for the folk/roots/trad music, dance and related folk arts in the vibrant, culturally diverse communities of Southern California, often overlooked by the popular media. More information is available on their website For details contact or call (818) 785-3839  


IRELAND TOUR APRIL/MAY 2019: This tour will focus upon the connection between Irish emigrants to the United States, particularly those from Butte Montana which has the highest number of Irish decendants per capita of any US city. The group will visit Castletownbere, Allihies Mining Museum, Dunboy Castle, Mizen Head, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway City, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Achill Island, Croach Patrick, The Famine Monument, Murrisk Abbey, Dublin City, Kilmainham Gaol, Guinness Brewery, and much more.

The tour begins in Ireland, Saturday 27 April, 2019 and ends in Ireland Sunday 6 May, 2019. The tour includes 3 nights in Bantry, Co. Cork , 1 night in Galway, Co. Galway. 3 nights in Westport, Co. Mayo and 2 nights in Dublin. Cost is $2,500 per person. (Sharing a room, Double or Twin) and $2,900 per person. (Single - LIMITED AVAILABILITY).

Included: 9 nights Hotels, Breakfast and Dinner, Luxury Coach, Porterage, Meal gratuity and Site tickets.

Not Included: Air travel, Lunches, Driver gratuity and Travel Insurance. For more information, see Ken at a show, email him at or call him at (310) 569-1062. More information is also available online at 





Thursday, September 20, 5:00 PM: The Auld Dubliner in Long Beach - Ken O'Malley solo show. 71 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. 


Friday, September 21, 6:00 PM: Brendan's in Camarillo - Ken O'Malley solo show. Brendan's 1755 E. Daily Dr, Camarillo


Friday, September 21, 9:30 PM: Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys- Ken O'Malley and The Twilight Lords.13721 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401.


Sunday, September 23 4:00 PM: - Folkworks benefit house concert in Santa Monica. Tickets here: (location provided upon purchase). Donation: $25 or more if you can!


WEBSITE: The home page shows all performances in a convenient monthly calendar format. The "shows" page 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:



Continuing: Twilight Lords usually 2nd Fridays each month at Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys, solo show Auld Dubliner in Long Beach each Thursday at 5PM and Finn McCool's in Santa Monica with John Breen 3rd Tuesdays at 7PM.

Brendan's in Newbury Park with Jäger Malone (George Cavanaugh, Rich Cashman and friends) September 28. 


Brendan's in Camarillo - Ken O'Malley solo September 21, November 9, December 7, January 4  

Tam O'Shanter in LA (Los Feliz) October 6 and November 3. 


September 23 4:00 PM Santa Monica (Private Home) Benefit for Folkworks  -- Ken O'Malley with Padraic Conroy For details contact


September 30 3:00 PM - Ken O'Malley and Padraic Conroy at The Coffee Gallery


NE'ER DUWELS FACEBOOK PAGE, WEBSITE AND MAILING LIST: The Ne'er Duwels also have their own mailing list and website where you can also sign up to receive notices of upcoming Ne'er Duwels shows. The website is and you can "like" the Facebook page at

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: 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

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: Reviews appreciated.

TOUR ASSISTANCE NEEDED: We are presently working on Ken's performance schedule for the remainder of 2018 and 2019. 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

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 or 818 389 8512.

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.

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