Discover the wonder of the Emerald Isle in story and song,
presented by the Southland's finest bard and storyteller.
Known for his captivating storytelling as well as his rich, resonant voice, his engaging stage presence has delighted audiences for over thirty years. “He holds nothing back. Whether singing a passionate ballad, playing a solo on the mandolin, or explaining the gloriously sad history of Erin his homeland, Ken O’Malley is all-in, wide open to the world, and as true as an arrow’s flight. . . His wonderful wit and good humor draw us in and carry us along, and the beauty of his songs, both traditional and original, fills us with irresistible joy” raves Wayne Slater of Desert Song
The event promises to be a magical afternoon of music with songs in both English and Irish Gaelic,
suitable for all ages. Not just a singer, about whom Dave Soyars of the Irish Herald writes “his powerful and emotive voice shines through on everything he does”, O’Malley is also a cultural ambassador and educator who infuses every performance with a genuine passion and love for his native land and its people. In the words of one longtime fan “the songs Ken sings touch all of us, Irish or not, to the very core of the human heart”.