Under the leadership of Ken O’Malley, the Twilight Lords have earned and upheld the reputation as one of California’s top Irish/Celtic bands for over a decade. As the front man, O'Malley steeped in the culture, heritage and song of his native Ireland, leads this ensemble of first class players with his distinctive and engaging singing voice. They are the real deal. Their Irish and Scottish music is deep-rooted and performed with a contemporary flair and visceral Celtic rhythms.
As a soloist, O’Malley has performed throughout the United States and Europe and his appeal and that of the Twilight Lords is reaching out further and further these days to audiences everywhere. Having shared stages with world renowned artists such as The Chieftains, Mary Black, Paul Brady, The Saw Doctors, Gaelic Storm, The Fureys and Davey Arthur, Ken O’Malley and The Twilight Lords are headlining such well known California venues as the Hollywood Bowl, The John Anson Ford Amphitheater, The Redlands Bowl, the Pleasanton Highland Games, the Monterey Highland Games and are ever becoming one of the most sought after acts on the Celtic circuit.
The Twilight Lords are the logical connection of ancient modalities to electric instruments. Their treatment of classic songs -- such well-worn Irish chestnuts as "The Foggy Foggy Dew," "The Water is Wide" and "Carrick Fergus" -- are never overly reverential. As such, five hundred-year-old melodies and lyrics have renewed vitality, and stand as welcome testimony that the resilience of Irish Music is a counterpart to the indomitable spirit of its people. Ken O'Malley and company are fond keepers of an invaluable musical heritage, and the perfect group to experience while hoisting a few right here in the New World."
From 'Irish Whiskey, a Pint and The Twilight Lords'
By Dan Kimpel, sunsetstripradio.com
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