Martin O’Malley gets a gig

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What is Martin O’Malley, the former Democratic candidate for President going to do since his bid for that high office fell short?

Answer: Well, one thing for sure, go back to one of his first loves: Music.

O’Malley’s American Irish rock folk band, a talented seven-member group, was back in full swing on Sunday evening in Baltimore. He’s the lead singer. His band called, “O’Malley’s March,” played a gig at the Creative Alliance located  in Highlandtown.

It had the audience clapping and stamping its feet in rhythm all night long, and also participating with a sing along or two. I particularly enjoyed the band’s rendition of the popular rebel ballad, “The Foggy Dew.” It memorializes the “1916 Rising” in Ireland, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Performing at the Creative Alliance has been an annual happening for O’Malley’s March. As soon as its 7 p.m.  engagement was announced, it  sold out.

As a result a second show was quickly scheduled for 9:30 p.m.  to accommodate the many fans of the band. O’Malley, twice Mayor of Baltimore, and twice Governor of Maryland, is a multi-talented guy. It’s clear he’s very proud of his Irish heritage and knows its history too.

You go, Martin O’Malley!


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