Michael Coakley brings a literal world of experience to Tullamore. With a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music, Michael has turned in several seasons with the Kansas City Chorale and the Kansas City Lyric Opera.

He has performed as a choralist and soloist in many of Europe’s cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St Giles, York Minster, the Lady Chapel at Ely, and the Duomo in Florence.

He began playing accordion as a child, and picked it back up along with his affinity of Celtic music in 2005 when he acquired O’Malley’s of Weston. Michael is also a founding member of Octarium, and appears with Connacht Town.