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 […]
Jamie O’Reilly’s June Enews, with concert updates, photos and songs
“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 […]
Jamie celebrates MayDay. her birthday and Mother’s Day. Begins a new Salon series in yards and gardens. Announces live shows into the fall.
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Looking Up. Jamie writes on renewing the spirit and finding inspiration in the discovery of a diary from her first trip to Ireland, finding a new view of the land of her roots.
“Hush-” they whisper, “Mary Healy is going to sing.” Jamie traces the roots of one of her signature ballads. And the history behind a treasured family heirloom.
Jamie writes about the new Hemingway film series on PBS. The writer’s legacy, and the power of masterful literature on our psychic reality.