Ken O’Malley is regarded as the finest Irish folk singer/songwriter in the United States today.
He has performed with The Chieftains, Mary Black, Paul Brady, The Wolf Tones, Lunasa, Solas and many more and has led his well-known band, The Twilight Lords, in two recordings, The White Seahorse and Women of Ireland.
Turner Pictures song, “The Roses and the Rye” accompanying the movie Gods and Generals, the sequel to Gettysburg. Ken is the narrator for FritzFilms’ Joyce to the World , a one-hour long documentary on Ulysses and its author James Joyce, featuring Brian Dennehy, Finoula Flanagan, Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. He sang in the Paramount Pictures movie Patriot Games, coached Irish actor Pierce Brosnan for his singing debut in the movie Evelyn and, most recently, recorded the 17th century Irish ballad “Eamon an Chnoic” for National Geographic’s CD recording Romance Around the World , a collection of twelve international love songs. In August 2004 Ken performed at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles with Solas, and most recently starred in Kerry Records production of A Grand Irish Variety Concert at The Shiley Theater, San Diego, The United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco, and Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, Torrance California.
“Brilliant, passionate vocalist.”
“This Dublin born ‘bard’..rocked the house…Standing ovation…
The audience felt the pain of oppression, control and loss,
and the elation and celebration of love from this artist.
A passionate and powerful solo performance.”