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- Irish soul, Canadian heart -

To inquire about booking the band, e-mail or phone 250-215-1350

NEWS: A new digital single, Christmas is Coming to Harrington Lane, is available now on all the mainstream streaming services here. The song is featured on Joe's Country Kingdom internet radio show out of Cork. You can also hear us on Accuradio's Celtic Rock radio playlist. They love their Celtic music in Accuradio's hometown of Chicago, and the band is thrilled to be on their playlist once again. If you'd like to hear the new song and see the lyric video right now, go to Youtube. In August 2011, the band's album Bloody Brilliant was added to Glasgow's 1530AM.

The Malarkeys are a Celtic rock band from Kelowna, B.C.. They have performed up and down the Okanagan valley since their first performance on St. Patrick's Day in 2007. In 2008 and again in 2013 they performed in Vancouver as part of that city's CelticFest.

Serving up a mixture of favourites that are immediately familiar to fans of contemporary Irish and Celtic music, this tightly knit unit of experienced musicians deliver a lively and entertaining show.

Hey, while you're here, watch the video for "Work is the Curse". Good times!

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"It's been 3 months since our outdoor house party and our wedding guests continue to rave about the Malarkeys. The music they selected, sound quality and their outstanding musical talents are truly a welcome gift to the Okanagan Celtic music scene."
- Terry Day & Marie Molloy, Carrs Landing, BC

"This dynamic... Celtic band kept the Parks Alive! crowds entertained with their energy, smiles and fantastic voices. Thanks so much for the great set".
Sonya Barker, Parks Alive!

"We choose The Malarkey’s for our annual Faculty & Staff BBQ because they are fun, upbeat and talented – just right for a party!"
- Alanna Vernon, Manager of Ceremonies & Events, UBC-O

"Just wanted to thank you all for the brillant craic the other night! I know for a fact that everyone had an awesome night..."
Mel Hewat, Vernon

" Great version of Whiskey in the Jar. Also like the song Glasgow."
John Mann (Spirit of the West)

" ...up close, sharing a songwriters showcase, I found the songs stood out even more....the song structure and performance was right on the money."
Randy Bachman (yes, THAT Randy Bachman)

Album Reviews

"The album "Bloody Brilliant" is just that. Clever, unique and a great addition to RadioCelt",
Pat Fitzell, Station Programmer, RadioCelt (Accuradio

"The CD is awesome"...Highlander Radio

"...this one goes into my permanent collection"...Johnny Canuck,

"The CD would make a great addition to any Celtic music lover's collection. I'm happy to add it to mine."Catherine Tully,


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We're back after a virus-enduced hiatus! Come out and see us soon!

Saturday night December 4 2021 Gail and Karl are at the West Kelowna Yacht Club at 6PM. Join us for an evening of Celtic, Beatles, Blues and originals. 


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All photos by Gayle Irwin

Live Photos of the Malarkeys by
Lindsay Naito and Olena Guseva

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CELTICFEST - The Movie !
The Malarkeys in Vancouver

See 2010 chart action for Bloody Brilliant

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