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 […]

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 […]

Coming! Songpainting, The  Jamie O’Reilly Trio Portrait of Isabel, words and music by Michael Smith,is the first single from Songpainting, a new recording,produced with Guitarist and Arranger Peter Swenson at the helm,Jamie (vocals), Michael (guitar) , and Bob (cello) appear withmusical guests Midnight Moxie (vocals),Oboist Shawna Lake and bassist Al Ehrich.Listen to it on the […]

BEST SELLER!  Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish Civil War with Jamie O’Reilly, Michael Smith  & Katrina O’Reilly Called sweeping passionate and razor clear, the music combines the influences of European cabaret (ala Brecht), and Andalusian folk melodies, with the fervor of the American folksong experience of ‘the people’s music,’ as sung in coffeehouses of the […]

Souvenir, The Jamie O’Reilly Trio In this sampler from the Trio’s Fire & Smoke Cabaret, Michael Smith (guitar) Bob Weber (cello), Peter Swenson (guitar) and John Floeter (bass) accompany Jamie on Golden Earrings, Blue River, You Belong to Me, I’ll Be Seeing You, Red is the Rose, and the power ballad Song of Bernadette. Order by […]

The Gift of the Magi, featuring Jamie O’Reilly & Michael Smith Jamie and Michael perform this “veritable Christmas basket, overflowing with musical treats. Smith’s mahogany and O’Reilly’s pure crystal tones wash over the listener.” This holiday favorite, inspired by O. Henry’s short story features Michael P. Smith’s original score written as an Americana Ballet (for […]

Vinegar Man, Jamie O’Reilly & Friends This CD project started as a gift for former Rogue Tom Amandes. Jamie’s old band-mates Stuart Rosenberg, Peter Swenson, Paul Amandes, and John Floeter, with pianist Josh Lava, accompany Jamie, daughter Meg, sisters Kate, Beth Ann and Bridget perform an eclectic mix that includes How Black the Fields, Lonesome […]

Songs of the Kerry Madwoman Lyrics by Pat Monaghan music by Michael P. Smith. In this original song cycle, Monaghan’s powerful retelling of Mish, the Madwoman, an Irish myth, Jamie sings with cello, guitars, lutes, oboe, flute, piano, tin whistle and bass. The traditional favorite The Foggy Dew is the finale. “Truly a masterpiece. What […]

Swimming Deeper,  Jamie sings Michael Smith’s songsJamie sings a soulful set of songs arranged and accompanied by Michael P. Smith on guitar & bass. Flowering Henna, Waving to Picasso, Annie Laurie, and more. BUY CD Baby,

Jamie O’Reilly & The Rogues, A Collection Irish Folksongs Reissued, re-mastered compilation. A hybridization of Irish traditional folk music with musical hall vigor and chamber music style arrangements by Jamie, Tom and Paul Amandes, Peter Swenson, John Floeter, Stuart Rosenberg. “The CD makes it clear that this was probably one of the best Irish ensembles […]