Ken O'Malley March 3 Newsletter

This Week: Auld D Thurs + Tam Sat | Irish Center Tix Deadline 3/7 | Samhain in Ireland


MARCH 14, 5:00 PM - IRISH CENTER 26th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER/DANCE: Evening event at the Hilton Hotel, 100 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. The evening begins with cocktails at 6PM; dinner is served at 7PM followed by an Irish dance show by the Cleary School of Irish Dance and then music and dancing with Ken O'Malley and the Twilight Lords. $50 for adults/$25 for children under 12. For reservations call Mary Dempsey at (626) 337-0075 before March 7, 2020.

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:

 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 . More information about the An Rí Rá festival is available at 


This will be a wonderful sojourn around some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland, as well as many historic and important site visits. 4 Star hotels and luxury coach enhance the custom trail along the "roads less travelled". 

 The trip is a GO but we do have room for a few more people so please contact Ken with any questions at 310 569 1062. 

 All information and applications are on my website (link below). 

I'll be singing for you along the way and the tour of a lifetime awaits. If this is your first trip to Ireland, you will be in great hands. ---Ken

 April 18 to 27, 2020 - The Wild Atlantic, the South West and West of Ireland and Dublin’s Fair City Tour application and a full itinerary is on the website at 


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

 Saturday, March 7, 8:00 PM: The Tam O'Shanter - Ken O'Malley and Friends. 2980 Los Feliz Bl. LA 90039.

 Sunday, March 8, 1:00 PM: Private Event

NEXT WEEK: Auld Dubliner Thursday, Ireland's 32 Friday Night and Sunday Afternoon, Irish Center Dinner/Dance Saturday Evening. See calendar for more info:


 The tour has ended but you can still view a day by day report of the tour by visiting his blog at

 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 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 (except February which will be the 16th due to the Super Bowl). 


Tam O'Shanter in LA (Los Feliz) 2020 - March 7, MARCH 17 ST. PATRICK'S DAY, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 


The Auld Fella, Culver City (Sundays) - March 17 + 29, April 12, May 10 +17, June 14, July12 + 26, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 + 29, December 13, January 10 + 24, 2021


Irish Center Dinner Dance in Glendale - March 14, 2020 


St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2020 - Tam O'Shanter 12P - 3P + The Auld Fella 5P - 8P + The Irish Times 9P -1A


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 


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: 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. 


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. 


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