Jamie O'Brien

need work ... will play



what's on, where, when and who...

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Please remember to contact venues to ensure events are taking place as advertised.

Next up:

Look out for Jamie playing in the baggage claim lounge at Tucson International Airport
He's occasionally there next singing some of your favorite songs in the Arrivals area


the Summer Tour 2018 Part One is over

Thanks to everyone for coming along to hear the music: to Henry Koretzky, the Launies, Unbowed and Medicinal Purpose for playing; and to the Frederick Coffee Company, The Bullfrog Brewery, the City of York and everyone at the Box Lunch Revue, the City of Reading and everyone at Gring's Mill, Juniper Village, Cornerstone Coffee House, the Borough of Chambersburg, Dauphin County Library and the folk at Harrisburg, Richmond and Baltimore contradance organizations

Tuesday, August 7 JAMIE O'BRIEN solo

August 18 to 25 - Part Two of the 2018 Summer Tour

Saturday, August 18 - UNBOWED
Swingin' Tern Contradance (First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ)
7:30 beginners' workshop, 8pm dance
Henry Koretzky plays mandolin, Jamie guitar and Bob Isaacs calls this dance, celebrating Debbie's birthday. It's free, so grab your dancing shoes and come along and enjoy the evening! Go to www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern-about.shtml for more information

Sunday, August 19 - MEDICINAL PURPOSE
Glen Echo Contradance (Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD)
7:30 to 10:30pm
The MPs get back together again as Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretsky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar) and Bruce Campbell (bass) provide the music with Ann Fallon calling at this tremendous venue. Go to https://www.fsgw.org/event-2912492 for more information

Wednesday, August 22 - JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Spring Gate Winery (5790 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, PA)
6:30pm - 8:30pm
It's 'Touring Band' night at this excellent winery on the east side of Harrisburg and once again Jamie performs, accompanied by Henry Koretzky. Expect an eclectic mix of covers, traditional and original songs and tunes, including Americana, Celtic and Hawaiian. Go to www.springgatevineyard.com or call (717) 857-5544 for more information

Thursday, August 23 - LAUNIES
Lititz Library (651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, PA)
7 to 8pm
The Launies are back in this series with their traditional-with-a-contemporary-kick Celtic music. Join Henry Koretzky (mandolin, mandocello, guitar, vocals), Ken Gehret (all kinds of instruments and vocals), Bruce Campbell (bass) and Jamie (vocals, guitar) as they once again delight audiences with their unconventional approach and offbeat humor. Go to https://lititzlibrary.org or call (717) 626-2255 for more information and to preregister for the show - remember, we always have a full house when we play here and let them know you're coming; that way you might be able to sit down when we play ... if you can sit down to our music, that is!

PRIVATE Juniper Village (Lebanon, PA)
Henry and Jamie are back, entertaining the folk at this retirement/assisted living community. Once again, we'll be playing mostly Celtic music, but this time we're adding as special set of songs Jamie learned living in the Rhine Valley many years ago sung in Allemanisch - that's the German dialect spoken in Alsace, Baden, Switzerland and ... Pennsylvania! Hoppala!

Friday, August 24 - MEDICINAL PURPOSE
Harrisburg Contradance (The Event Place, 11 South Union Street, Middletown, PA)
8 to 11pm
Once again, the MPs are on the road, playing music for the Harrisburg contradance here in Middletown. Ann Fallon will be calling, so grab your dancing shoes, come along and enjoy the evening! Go to http://harrisburgcontra.weebly.com for more information

Saturday, August 25 - JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Emmaus Road Cafe (1916 Lincoln Hwy East # 1918, Lancaster, PA)
7:30 to 9:30pm
Once again, Henry and Jamie play at this superb intimate cafe/listening room. The coffees are excellent and you can order food at the pizzeria next door - but the main reason of being here tonight is the music. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGtVdJw5H6p0n_33D3wbRLg for their YouTube Music Channel. Or you can go to www.launies.com/musicsamples.html on Jamie's EPK pages to see some videos of the duo playing there a little while back. Go to www.emmausroadcafe.org or call (717) 478-3672 for more information

Jamie then flies back to Tucson, packs his bags and then leaves for Europe! It's a busy life!

And then a little later...

Tuesday, September 18 JAMIE O'BRIEN solo

Jamie is Back East for St. Patrick's Day, 2019 and again in the summer. Watch this space for details.

During 2018, Jamie will be not just appearing in Arizona, but he'll also be touring :
Canada (April), the East Coast (March, July, August) -- Hawai'i (the fall) -- and Europe (winter)
He'll be playing solo, with Henry Koretzky, the Launies, Unbowed and Dan Possumato - that means original, Irish, Americana and Hawaiian songs as well as contradance music.

Would you like him to play for you? Do you know a venue that might appreciate his music? Then, get in touch!

Jamie performs solo, with accompaniment, the Launies, Unbowed, Cobblestone and Geese in the Bog.

He is available for performances throughout the US and overseas.

If you'd like Jamie and his compadres to perform for you or you know of a venue that might be interested, please get in touch:

jamieobrienmusic@gmail.com -- (717) 802-5783