The warmth of an Irish fireside, a candle in the window to light the way of the Holy Family and other Irish Christmas traditions will come to life through song and story in Ken O'Malley's "A Dublin Winter's Hearth", a solo musical performance which will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Bethany Church in Sierra Madre. In this captivating show, the Dublin born singer-songwriter will transport his audience to his beloved Ireland with his rich, resonant voice and engaging stage presence accompanied by his remarkable talent on guitar and mandolin.
The University of St. Thomas at Houston proclaims that Ken O'Malley is "widely regarded as the finest Irish folk singer/songwriter in the United States today" and the Irish News calls this consummate entertainer "without question, . . .the single most enduring, influential and proficient of all Irish musicians in Southern California . . ."
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. As one longtime fan says "the songs Ken sings touch all of us, Irish or not, to the very core of the human heart."
Tickets are $18. The church is located at 93 N. Baldwin in Sierra Madre. For more information call Suzanne at (626) 355-1403.