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.
Songs and stories of Chicago’s vibrant early 20c history — its people and neighborhoods, rich with arts, culture and feisty activists, are told, and sung about, by singer/writer Jamie O’Reilly “A Voice for the Soul of the City.”
SongNotes Blog. Jamie sings the Butcher Boy, Irish folk song. Michael Smith and Bob Weber accompany. live from the Old Town School of Folk Music 2004
Jamie’s thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Song for St. Patrick’s Day. And return to Ireland.
“I like the conversation.” Olive calls to me, as I turn off lights in the hall before bed during a sleepover. I spray her pillow with aromatherapy sleeping scents from Nia, which leads to talk of smells we like: rose, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood, and peppermint. Which leads to talk of fruit: berries, melons, tropical and […]
“Love is like a crown of thorns, wrapped around my heart.”
The Irish folksong performed by Jamie’s Trio.Listen to Red is the Rose here. It’s not for the parting of my sister KateIt’s not for the love of my motherIt’s all for the loss of my bonny blue-eyed ladThat I’m leavin my homeland forever Jamie sings the timeless Irish ballad, with Michael Smith on guitar.Featuring Bob […]
The nightingale’s lullaby to the Christ Child, performed in Spanish with female voices. Katrina O’Reilly-Loundy sings verse one, and plays piano. Soloist Jamie O’Reilly joins her, with a chorus of female singers, from a live 2004 O’Reilly family holiday concert. . My dear friend Wayland Rogers was my vocal coach, and landlord in the early […]