Jamie July ENews Midsummer
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1M ago
Restaging iconic LP cover! Jamie O’Reilly & The Rogues reunite for Cary concert.  (watch the livestream via button link below) https://www.facebook.com/jamiejoanoreilly/videos/10215841486270641 View this blog as a Mail Chimp newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/79ac6852758e/july-enews-midsummer-tre-kronor-july-18-peter-swenson-artist-rescue-award-more ) Jamie’s July News: Midsummer Note from Jamie: Family News, Artist Grant Award  SongNotes features Peter Swenson Tre Kronor, Woman Owned Business for July Roots in Ireland Project update Jamie & the Rogues Livestream ink M ..read more
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Remembering Stuart: Will Ye Go Lassie, Go
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2M ago
SongNotes My pal Stuart Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go Jamie O’Reilly and the Rogues Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go On a summer evening in 1984, Tom came home and told he wanted me to meet this fascinating guy he’d met, who played Irish music and was producing Yiddish theater in NYC. “You should hear his stories,” Tom said. Tom (my husband at the time), was in rehearsals for The Courtship of Carl Sandburg, a folk musical with Bob Gibson, and our new friend Anne Hills. Anne introduced him to Stuart Rosenberg. Hours into our first encounter in an Evanston diner, as we told stories of working the Irish pubs: hi ..read more
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Archive – Maureen Flannery Voices of Roots Salon Featured Writer
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3M ago
Maureen Tolman Flannery Updated April. 2024 Do you gear some of your work toward performance poetry rather than the written form? Why or why not? A few of my poems lend themselves more to performance, perhaps those with humor or more fast-action word-play. I always love reading my poems. I believe it is the way poems should be experienced—as read by the author. But I don’t actually write for performance. I have only a few committed to memory. I greatly admire performance poets and that art form requiring them to be doubly talented. (Poets & Patrons) Maureen Flannery will be the featured ..read more
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Blue SongNotes Blue River & Blue
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3M ago
SongNotes Jamie O’Reilly Blue River and Blue Writing more and more to the sound of music, writing more and more like music. Sitting in my studio tonight, playing record after record, writing, music a stimulant of the highest order, far more potent than wine. Anais Nin diary Blue River was recorded by the salty chanteuse Sophie Tucker in 1927. It was also recorded by many others including Al Jolson and the jazz-cornet player Bix Beiderbecke. It was written by Joseph Meyer, music; Alfred Bryan, lyrics. The first recording of “Blue River” was by either The Harmonizers (July 22, 1927) or The Or ..read more
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Jamie April Enews: Early Spring
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3M ago
Snowdrops and bluebells, primroses, daffodils Will ring out loud bells, to welcome in the spring (Maddie Prior) Jamie O’Reilly April Enews March 30, 2024 Holy Week when I was young, during the Folk Mass era, was all about the music. It meant the Stations of the Cross experienced as the Living Stations, acted out in procession around the church. We sang Ride On, King Jesus, for Palm Sunday, listened to all of Jesus Christ Superstar on Good Friday, and Ye Sons and Daughters on Easter morning, and still sing songs from a three-part song cycle There Will Never Be Another Day Like Today and O, Hap ..read more
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Roots Salon 2024 Donor Page & Early Bird Spring Special
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3M ago
Early Bird Special! MAKE A RESERVATION FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5TH BY APRIL 15, 2024. GET $5 OFF THE $25.00 ADMISSION. Reserve here via PayPal ($25, no handling fee) OR use Zelle app: Joan O’Reilly, 773-203-7661 More about May 5, 2024 here: https://www.jamieoreilly.com/events/1gig-16901/ Make a donation of any amount to Roots Salon via Zelle or PayPal Donate button. OR go directly . (to PayPal) https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=8G2YJQ9R9YVVL The post Roots Salon 2024 Donor Page & Early Bird Spring Special appeared first on ..read more
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SongNotes We Were All Dancing
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3M ago
Listen here on YouTube https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=XrQc1nFB4yg&si=YfTWh2zuHkeHqBWT SongNotes When We Were All Dancing Lyrics Jamie O’Reilly; Music & Arrangement: Peter Swenson We wrote this pop-style ballad when Meg and Nia were very little, and they fell asleep to our music. Tom’s piano, or Wayland playing piano upstairs, and to our lullabies. My lyrics were written to capture a brief time when life was simple, and the joy I had as a young mother. Now as Nia readies for having her second child, a girl, I am reminded again of those spring nights, of “Good night, moon,” the silly ..read more
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Dr. Michael Karasis, Composer – bio, audio samples
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3M ago
Dr. Michael James Karasis is an Illinois-based composer and violinist with an extensive musical resume. His compositions range from large-scale works: classical symphonies, concerti for stringed instruments and piano, and oratorios, to string quartets, sonatas, and chamber pieces. They have been performed by some of the finest area orchestras, ensembles and conductors for over three decades, among them: “Concerto for Piano #2”, and “Hail, Scotland.” Listen here to the Frankenstein Overture with chorus, by Michael Karasis Frankenstein Overture with chorus Dr. Karasis is a Chicago native, an al ..read more
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Jamie’s Irish Sampler ~ 40 years of song
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3M ago
“As the years pass by and quickly too, the sound of your voice and the instrumentalaccompaniment become even more precious.”   Irish Song SamplerJamie O’Reilly shares songs from recordings with Peter Swenson, Michael P. Smith, John Erickson, Jamie O’Reilly & The Rogues, and the Jamie O’Reilly Trio, with Bob Weber. To listen to her, in song or in speech, is to realize that she carries an essential message. She enlightens. She empowers. She enraptures.” Rick Kogan, WGN Radio, Chicago Tribune Jamie’s 2023 recording of songs from In Old Chicago, recorded live at WFMT Levin Studio, ha ..read more
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2024 Roots Salon Subscriber Series
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3M ago
Roots Salon is in its 4th year of hosting dinner concerts at Tre Kronor Swedish Bistro in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. This independent cultural series is produced and promoted by arts activist Jamie O’Reilly, in cooperation with Tre Kronor Restaurant. Events are every six weeks or so, and feature music, readings and a special menu reflecting the seasonal themes: Epiphany, Valentine’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day, Poetry Month, Mother’s Day/MayDay, Midsummer, etc. Join us for these intimate, enlightening evenings presenting music and poetry and great food. For more information visit Jamie’s ev ..read more
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