In MemoriamMichael Peter SmithBorn September 7, 1941Died August 3, 2020 A note before reading. This website, and its contents: posts, history and reflections, are the domain of me, Jamie O’Reilly, a writer, performer, and friend of Michael’s. It is not a commercial or fan site. Nor do I act as agent, or handle his business […]
“I am fire,” he replied. “I love your solitude, I love your pride.” “Myself I long for love and light. But must it come so cruel, so bright?” Song Notes from Jamie O’ReillyMy blog will have this new feature: Song Notes, the stories and audio recordings of songs Michael wrote for me and/or performed with […]
Song Notes from Jamie O’ReillyMy blog will have this new feature: Song Notes, the stories and audio recordings of songs Michael wrote for me and/or performed with me. Michael P. Smith’s ethereal ballad,sung by Jamie O’Reilly with Miriam Sturm, violin This musical gem, from Michael and Jamie’s The Gift of the Magi album,features Jamie O’Reilly […]
Listen to The Holy City and Bells of St. Mary’s, medley from Songs of a Catholic Childhood. “Last night I lay asleepingThere came a dream so fairI stood in Old Jerusalem Beside a temple there.” “The Bells of St. Mary’sO, hear, they are calling…And so, my belovedWhen red leaves are fallingThe love bells shall ring […]
For My Daughters Meg and Nia Little Bear put his arms around his mother. He said: “Mother Bear, stop fooling. You are my Mother Bear. And I am your Little Bear, and we are on Earth. And you know it. Now may I eat my lunch?” “Yes”, said Mother Bear, “And then you will have […]
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My In Old Chicago concert scheduled for Feb 1 at the Givins Castle will be rescheduled due to a death in the family. I lost my beloved sister Beth Ann Jane 17. Thank you for your support in this difficult time.
I always sang For Baby, the John Denver song with my sisters in the spring, with my sister Dorothy leading and her husband Billy playing piano. Here I am with 7 of my eight sister. And my sister-in-law and Mom. On an Easter Sunday. This recording I did as a gift for a friend. It’s […]
Winter is past. Now the rain is over and gone, and the flowers bloom in our land… Love is stronger than death.
Jamie’s “In Old Chicago” song demo is now mastered! A CD with 5 songs from my new show will be available to venues, media and my fans this December. Parts of it will be the soundtrack for a music video I’m making this winter. Thanks to Mary Mazurek, engineer at WFMT. And thanks to Michael […]