From On the Banks of the Roses LP, 1986Rereleased on Jamie O’Reilly & The RoguesA Collection of Rogues’ Recordings, 2005 Listen here: Tom Amandes, vocals, penny whistleJamie O’Reilly, vocalsPaul Amandesm guitar, harmony vocalsPeter Swenson, classical guitarStuart Rosenberg, fiddleJohn Floeter, double bass Doon the Moor was a find in the Colm O Lochlainn More Irish Street […]

“They taste the pomegranate and the pearAh, the irises and yellow daisiesAll cut up on the chipped red platethe gypsies cry below on the stairsIn the garrett” from In the Garrett, by Jamie O’Reilly SongNotesIn the GarrettModèle d’artisteBy JamieWhen reading about the enclave of artists in late 19c Paris Salon, we hear of the men, […]

I met four out of the five Rogues in high school in Crystal Lake, where we sang in the folk group at church, and did some musicals.  The original group started in ’82 as O’Reilly’s Reelers. It was Jamie, Tom and some of our college buddies.  Our first promo shot was on the set of […]

Music with Jamie O’Reilly, Vocals ~ John Erickson, Piano “Today was just perfect all the way around. Just the right start to see in-person music again.” Sue Kessell, WNUR Folk Show A Mid-May Note from JamieWe have some very delightful events coming up, bringing the Roots in the Garden Series to backyard gardens and venues this […]