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 gypisies 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.
View Jamie’s Roots in Ireland Project updates. Make your contribution. Read about sponsors and premiums.
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.”