Thanks for a great holiday season
Church Carols Service
Caroling Dec 23
SPACE Jan 20 – matinee
More, Jamie on the radio
At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.
So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.
(from The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy)
On Sunday, December 23 my daughters and I hosed our annual Christmas Caroling event at my house. We caroled house-to-house in ice or snow — rain or sleet.
We were joined by my very musical family, friends from the Chicago music community
and I invite our neighbors to carol with us or stay home and listen.
Highlights of 2012
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 PM
Jamie’s Roots Salon Presented
Doo-op Rock n’ Roll
Playing an acoustic set and releasing two new singles!
See their website and watch videos at midnightmoxie.com.
HEAR a duet from Jamie’s new SONGS OF A CATHOLIC CHILDHOOD CD.
New CD NOW online! Hear samples of stories and songs.
Buy from CD BABY! Digital downloads, too. http://cdbaby.com/cd/jamieoreilly4
Songs of a Catholic Childhood “Home for Christmas”
Wednesday, December 19 at 8 pm
Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant
3471 N. Elston Ave
Reservations PH: 773.583.3066
Dinner. Door prizes. Special guests.
SONGS IN JANUARY
Songs of a Catholic Childhood “Midwinter”
Sun Jan 20 at 3 PM
1245 Chicago Ave
Singing in the open air
a release for the heart —
pent-up and tired
wearied by the day-to-day
the frets and failings;
liquid for the throat, joy for the ears
soother of ills
Hosted by Jamie, Meg and Nia
Sunday, Dec 23 7 PM
4900 block of North Leavitt St.
around Winnemac Park
Interested in joining us? BYOB and a treat to share.
RAVENSWOOD CHURCH SERVICE
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 AM
Jamie as a guest artist
Ravenswood Presbyterian Church
4300 N. Hermitage Chicago, IL
Christmas music. English and Spanish hymns and folk songs will be featured.
Open to the public
JAMIE ON THE RADIO
You can hear Jamie on these stations and programs throughout the year.
WFMT The Midnight Special, www.midnightspecial.org
Saturdays 9 PM – Midnight on 98.7 FM
WDBC 90.9 FM, The Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma
Tuesdays 7 – 9 PM
WNUR 89.3 FM, The Folk Show, Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM
WGN Radio 720 AM with Brian Noonan
WBEZ Radio 91.5 FM with Rick Kogan