Irish singer-songwriter Ken O’Malley will have a few stories to tell
the end of the old year and the beginning of the new in the ancient
calendar at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Altadena’s Coffee
Backstage, a delightful and unique performance space named by
magazine as the #1 venue for acoustic music in Southern California.
Halloween, which originated from the ancient Celtic festival of
(pronounced ‘Sowen’ ) was introduced when Christianity arrived with
Romans in the British Isles during the 1st century A.D. The Christian
religious called this festival that was the Celtic New Year “All
Eve” which eventually became Halloween.
Known for his captivating storytelling as well as his rich, resonant
his engaging stage presence has delighted audiences for over thirty
“He holds nothing back. Whether singing a passionate ballad, playing
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
arrow’s flight. . . His wonderful wit and good humor draw us in and
along, and the beauty of his songs, both traditional and original,
with irresistible joy” raves Wayne Slater of Desert Song Productions.
The event promises to be a magical afternoon of music with songs in
English and Irish Gaelic, suitable for all ages. Not just a singer,
whom Dave Soyars of the Irish Herald writes "his powerful and emotive
shines through on everything he does", O’Malley is also a cultural
ambassador and educator who infuses every performance with a genuine
and love for his native land and its people. In the words of one
fan "the songs Ken sings touch all of us, Irish or not, to the very
the human heart".
Showtime is 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at The Coffee Gallery
Backstage located at 2029 N. Lake in Altadena admission is $18. For
information and reservations call (626) 798-6236 (after 10AM) or
For more about Ken O’Malley visit