Peter O'Malley
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Peter O'Malley

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"TILL the MORNING GETs LATE" on Keel Records.
The New C.D. just released.

"Beyond the Pale" on Round Tower Music.

Peter's songs have also been featured ,

" Drag Lines", a top selling Irish C.D.

"The Cream of New Irish Music," on Blue Note

"Songs from Ireland" and

"The Best of Irish Song Writers"




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.

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 so did the tours, of Germany (in a red V.W. Van, God Bless it) the States, England and Russia.
The O'Malley's also played all the main venues (Midnight at the Olympia, Whelan’s, Dolan’s, Lobby, Cork Concert Hall, The Waterfront )around Ireland. Released two records and Videos.
Appeared on, The Late Late, Pat Kenny Show, Sunday night at the Olympia, Brendan Grace Show, Shay Healy's Nighthawks weekly show.
After the band hung up their boots, Peter then went solo doing the club circuit. He brought out a comedy single Poitin which opened the world of comedy to him.

At this time Peter started doing gigs with James Hanley and made his first solo C.D.

He toured this Album (Beyond the Pale) across Europe, from the North to the South, West to East. Peter did some recording in Denmark in the Medley Studio and has been touring over the last year with Pat Shortt and also appeared in Pat's hit T.V show "Killinaskully".
Peter is now supporting Pat Shortt at Vicar Street.

Now Peter and James are back with their new C.D.
"Till The Morning Gets Late".15 tracks.

James Hanley:

James Hanley began playing music professionally in 1984 and has played keyboards and piano with numerous bands from the Limerick area.

Meet up with Peter in 1987 and started gigging and writing together. James toured around Ireland with Peter and was involved in recording the hit single "Poitin". Later James who was by now a partner in the "Xeric studio Limerick."
produced and arranged Peter's first album "Beyond the Pale".

He toured the album extensively with Peter throughout Ireland, US,(Great Irish Ameriecan Fest in L.A.) Scandinavia and Belgium. James then went back to college and gained a degree in music, during this time he managed to tour with other bands in Germany, US and Switzerland between 1998 and 2003,and featured as session musician on many recordings.

He has been working with Peter since 2003 on the current album (Till The Morning Gets Late) which was for the most part recorded at James's new 24 track Studio,

UNIT 29 Cappamore, Co.Limerick.