In Old Chicago on WFMT Radio

LISTEN to WFMT Midnight Special
Featuring “In Old Chicago”

Jamie O’Reilly’s “In Old Chicago” is part of the
WFMT Midnight Special 70th Anniversary Show!

In Old Chicago ensemble with Marilyn Rea Beyer, Rick Beyer photo

Saturday May 20 9 pm – 12:00 am
The segment is planned for the 10:00 pm hour.
WFMT 98.7 FM and online for several weeks at

Listen to exclusive interviews with icons of Chicago folk, fan favorites, vintage broadcast clips, and “In Old Chicago” recorded live at WFMT.

We’ve adapted the piece as a musical radio play from the memoirs, letters, poetry and published work of Dorothy “Dottie” O’Reilly, Irwin St. John “Friar Tuck” Tucker,
Edward “Tex” O’Reilly, Nell O’Reilly Tucker and Mame O’Reilly.

Performed by Jamie O’Reilly, John Erickson (piano),
Judi Cogan Heikes, Christopher O’Reilly and Victor Holstein.

Watch our two beautiful videos along with the broadcast.

She Would Sing the Kerry Dances

Sanctuary City

WFMT Studio Photographs by Rick Beyer

At the Levin studio
Chris reading from Out fo the Hellbox by Uncle Tuck