Monday, June 21, 2010

SongWriter Sessions @ The Locke Bar
Thursday 24th June 2010 9.00pm

The SongWriter Sessions@The Locke Bar, continues upstairs at The Locke Bar, George's Quay, Limerick 9.00pm June 24th with special guest Peter O'Malley.

This Weeks Special Guest is singer/songwriter Peter O’Malley.

Peter O’Malley set sail from his native town of Limerick, back in the bad old days, when you could nearly sell your job on the open market. Armed with guitar the green fields of France awaited. The busking became full time work for many years and brought him the length and breath of Europe. Then living in Munich for two years he recorded his first E.P. This led to parts in a German T.V. documentary and many appearances on the very healthy folk scene at the time. The homeland was calling him back and he knew that he would have to return to Limerick.(Where that same old offer of “Job for sale” is back).

Peter then set up the O'Malley's who at that time were playing a mix of country and Irish. It was a three piece band and they recorded a four song (E.P.) and did one or two shows on R.T.E. Then the band got bigger and did tours of Germany (in a red V.W. Van, God Bless it).The O'Malley's went on to play all the main venues around Ireland, released two records and Videos. Did every TV. show, The Late Late, Pat Kenny, Sunday night at the Olympia, Brendan Grace Show, Shay Healy's Nighthawks weekly show. Then they toured England, Russia and the States.

Peter went solo doing the club circuit. He brought out a comedy single Poitin which opened the world of comedy to him. Also at this time he started doing gigs with James Hanley and he brought out his first C.D. called "Beyond the Pale" on Round Tower Music. Peter's songs have also been featured on albums," Drag Lines", The Cream of New Irish Music, Songs from Ireland and The Best of Irish Song Writers" He toured this Album across Europe, from the North to the South, West to East. Peter did some recording in Denmark in the Medley Studio. He then released his second C.D. “Till the morning gets Late” with James Hanley and is now releasing his new C.D. “Four giant Monks”. All are for download on

As usual all aspiring songwriters are invited to attend and play there songs in front of a live audience. All types of music and singers are welcome, a limited amount of instruments will be available for use on the night.

There will also be an opportunity for getting a YouTube video of your performance made free of charge and uploaded to our site. Performances will also be recorded and broadcast as a Podcast at a later date. Host for the sessions are songwriters Brian Connolly, Chris Wood and Sean Macleod. As the venue develops into a hot spot for new talent in Limerick, plans are a foot to invite recording artists, producers, managers and publishers, anyone who may be looking for fresh new songs. SongWriter Sessions@The Locke Bar is a regular feature of the live music scene in Limerick and takes place every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month.

If you wish to play contact Brian Connolly at to book a spot or turn up on the night. Further details can be got at or from

All are welcome those who wish to perform or just listen. Free admission and free finger food.



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