Dolans would like to take this opportunity to wish the legendary local band The O’Malleys all the very best as they prepare to launch their new album with a very special concert which will be held at the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick on June 6th.
We are also delighted to announce that we will be hosting an after party with the O’Malleys following their album launch on the same night.
It’s been quite a while since the boys produced a new album and their latest offer entitled Can You Hear Me should prove to be something very special.
After individual projects down through the years the band realised it was once again time to record as a band. The finished new album was recorded in ‘Red Door Studios’ in Limerick and produced by Dave Keary and James Hanley.
This new album was originally to take the form of a live album. Over time the concept changed when all members of the band realised they had a number of songs written over recent years that had yet to see the light of day. These original songs have now been given the true O’Malley workover and will be unveiled to audiences when the O’Malleys take to the Lime Tree stage on June 6th.
The album has been described as ‘a small look back as well as a good look forward’ and includes nine original tracks and also features four great song interpretations.
The O’Malleys have been playing together for almost 40 years and the band boasts some of the best musicians Limerick has produced. The range of instruments and influences brought to the group by each individual member are credited as that which gives the band it’s very unique sound.
Their current line-up has been together for over twenty years and the members are Peter Donnelly, AKA Peter O’Malley, guitar and vocals; Ger Costelloe, guitar, vocals and congos; Dave Keary, electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, lap steel guitar, dobro and bouzouki; James Hanley piano, hammond organ and keyboards; Ralf Lindheim, bass guitar; Eddie Clancy drums and percussion, and Brian Mulcahy, vocal, guitars, mandolin, bouzouki and harmonica. This is definitely not a night to be missed for all Limerick music lovers.
The O’Malleys started out as a three piece band playing a mix of country, blues and folk. They recorded an (E.P.) in Germany and were a main feature in the large folk scene across Europe.
They returned to Limerick and like Dylan went electric. The full band really gelled together with the legendary gigs in the Savoy. Under the stewardship of Brendon Murray they began a comprehensive touring schedule of Ireland, playing all the main venues (Midnight at the Olympia, Whelan’s, Dolan’s, Lobby, Cork Concert Hall, The Waterfront).
They released ‘The O’Malleys, The Record’ which resulted in television appearances including The Late Late Show, Pat Kenny Show, Sunday night at the Olympia, Brendan Grace Show and Shay Healy's Nighthawks weekly show. As the band got bigger, so did the tours – a memorable one across Europe in a red V.W. Van (God Bless it) as well as the States, England and Russia.
Dolans look forward to celebrating the launch of the O’Malleys new album at the Lime Tree Theatre on June 6th and wish to invite all the audience back to Dolans for what should be a rockin’ knees up!!
Tickets for the launch of the O’Malleys new album are available now from the Lime Tree Theatre box office or by logging on to www.limetreetheatre.ie