O'Malley's March

Sun Staff

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Martin O'Malley, vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter; Jared Denhard, harp, highland pipe, trombone; Jamie Wilson, drums; Ralph Reinoldi, guitar; Jim Eagan, fiddle; Sean McCominskey, button accordion; Pete Miller, bass.

Founded in: 1988

Style: Traditional and contemporary Irish music

Influenced by: Shane MacGowan

Notable: It's the mayor's band.

Quotable: Jared Denhard on being in the mayor's band: "People often assume that we must work for the city." They don't. But, having the mayor in the band does present artistic limitations. "Everything gets magnified," said Denhard. "If Shane MacGowan stumbles in drunk and gives the audience the finger that would be fine for him. Martin can't do that." Ah well.

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-- Annie Linskey

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