The Malarkeys are
a Celtic rock band from Kelowna, B.C. This dynamic group specializes in
traditional and contemporary Celtic music, done with an original flair.
They can be seen and heard playing around the sunny Okanagan in pubs and
at special events.
All the band members have years of experience performing, writing, and
arranging music. Their combined backgrounds have travelled through delta
blues to Scottish ballads, with a detour or two through British pop and
Karl Hourigan plays electric
and acoustic guitar and penny whistle, and sings lead and harmony vocals.
Karl was born in Ireland, so he's the real deal, although his years of
living in BC means his accent is straight up Canadian westcoast, eh? Gail
Hourigan plays bass, and sings; she can’t wait for their next
show. Lisa Grekul (Dr. G!) was with the
band from the beginning, playing keyboards and singing, adding her great
talent to the whole affair. She's on mat leave, now that she's a new Mom!
New drummer Jay Dallamore replaced original
skin beater Ryan Campbell late in 2008. Then along came fiddler Eddie
Plotnikoff. They band has performed in almost every possible combination of two, three, or four performers, and has had the pleasure of
including guest performers such as Shamma and Roxanna Sabir into the mix!
As well as years
of experience performing in Alberta and British Columbia, the band writes
original music that they like to describe as "Celtic mash-ups"
or "pop goes the Celtic"!
Visit Lisa's, Karl's
and Gail's pages for details....and
the Malarkeys invite you to send
us an email to get on our mailing list.