Blog shares the video. Vocalist Jamie O’Reilly sings a poignant tribute to her Irish American Aunt Dorothy in this ballad by Tom Amandes. A rich vocal tradition was handed down to Jamie from Aunt “Dottie,” whose story is illustrated in this video featuring vintage photographs dating back to the mid 1800s.

Jamie O’Reilly “A Voice for the Soul of the City,” is interviewed about the Voices of Old Chicago Legacy Project, her forty year history as an artist and activist, and her roots. Listen to stories of her exceptional ancestors in early 1900s Chicago.