Jamie’s March-April E-News: 3 Things

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J. O’Reilly Productions, Cultural Arts and Blog
Jamie's March-April E-News: 3 Things

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We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,

And sitting by desolate streams;–

World-losers and world-forsakers,

On whom the pale moon gleams:

Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems

(from Ode, A. O’Shaughnessy)




Dear Friends

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and all.  I’m keeping this short…
Here’s a toast to brevity, music, and the rule of three.
Three things. Three shows. The first show: three bands.
Three reasons to come: good cause, good music, good parking.
The second show: third time Anne’s singing at Roots.
Third show is on three dates, April 19, 22, 26.

I am tickled to death that: my artist roster is growing, AND my Irish band from my youth is reuniting next weekend in a concert in honor of my Mom, (who turns 88 next month), AND I am hosting my dear friend Anne Hills in a Roots Salon here, AND writing and rehearsing new material with Michael Smith for our Songs of a Catholic Childhood show in April. (Wait.  That’s four things.)


poster by Colm

Next Sunday The Mixer – One-Nite Sensation
Jamie O’Reilly & The Rogues: Tom & Paul Amandes,
Stuart Rosenberg, Peter Swenson, and John Floeter
On the Bill with Crooked Mouth and Midnight Moxie
March 18, 5:00 PM
3502 N. Elston, Chicago (near Addison)
$20. Tickets 773.508.0666

Roots n’ shoots. Elders and progeny. Then and now. O’Reilly Family bands showcase our smokin’ bag-of-tricks in a great mash-up of talent. One-time only concert dedicated to Winifred, our “Mother of Invention,” who started it all.  Space is limited.


Jamie O’Reilly’s Roots Salon Presents
Sunday, March 25 7:00 PM
My private address
Call/Text 773.203.7661
email: roots@jamieoreilly.com
Reservations required. Seating is limited.




Jamie O’Reilly & Michael Smith
Spring Showcase
Songs of a Catholic Childhood

Thursday, April 19, 7 PM
Sunday, April 22, two shows 4 PM, 7 PM
Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM
Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant
3471 N. Elston Ave
Music Cover $20
Special Dinner & Dessert Packages
Reservations Required. PH 773. 583-3066

In a heartfelt, hilarious and liberating musical journey. Jamie and Michael, perform a range of stories and songs: from folk songs and hymns to Mary, to pub songs and Leonard Cohen, to a nostalgic tribute to Catholic icons of film. Through this personal and profound portrait of the America of the 40’s, 50s, and 60s– Michael as the oldest of six in the working class Irish/Italian neighborhoods of post WWII New Jersey; Jamie as a Baby-Boomer, and middle kid, in a huge artistic family, in a small Illinois town–they celebrate the wonder of childhood and the wisdom of our years.