Jamie O'Brien

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Part One of the Summer Tour 2017 has come to an end

It was excellent fun playing at Spring Gate Winery (Harrisburg), Chambersburg Memorial Park, Center Stage at Hershey Medical Center, the Meiserville Inn, Juniper Village in Lebanon, York's Box Lunch Revue in Cherry Lane Park, the Baltimore Contradance and St. Thomas Roaster Coffeehouse (Linglestown). My thanks to all the folk at those wonderful venues, especially to Hank Imhof for setting things up at the Winery, Seamus who joined us for a song at the Med Center and Miranda and everyone at the Meiserville Inn for sorting things out! Thanks also to everyone who came along to hear us play - without you we wouldn't be there! And my thanks to the Launies and Unbowed for the music and to Henry for everything - the arranging, the schlepping, the accommodations, the chauffeuring, the patience and the hanging about while I didn't feel too good!

Wednesday, July 26 - 11-ish to 2pm-ish: JAMIE O'BRIEN solo
Tucson International Airport, AZ
A nice relaxing lunchtime, playing music for arrivees at the B Arrivals Lounge

Wednesday, August 2 - 11-ish to 2pm-ish: JAMIE O'BRIEN solo
Tucson International Airport, AZ
I'm back the B Arrivals Lounge entertaining the folk waiting for their bags

And now comes Part Two of the Summer Tour

Wednesday, August 9 - 6:30-8:30pm: JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Spring Gate Winery
5790 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg PA (at the intersection of Devonshire Road and Devonshire Heights)
Henry and Jamie are back at this delightful venue. So much food, so much excellent wine, so much wonderful music! We played here in July and had a superb time. We'll be playing a nice eclectic mix tonight: Americana, Celtic, Hawaiian ... the works! For more information, call (717) 857-5544

Friday August 11 - 10:00-11:30am: JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Center Stage at Hershey Medical Center (500 University Dr Hershey, PA)
Once again, Henry and Jamie are back to perform in this informal concert series. We sit back and play some of our favorite songs and tunes - it's open to the public, so if you're in the area, come along and enjoy a peaceful morning with us

Friday August 11 - 8:00-11:00pm: UNBOWED
Harrisburg Contradance
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, 5501 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA
Unbowed is back with Henry Koretzky playing mandolin and Jamie O'Brien playing guitar. We've been playing the music for this contradance for many, many years now and it's always great fun. Gaye Fifer is calling and all that's missing is you and your dancing shoes!

Saturday, August 12 - 7:30-10:30pm: UNBOWED
Richmond Contradance
Lewis Ginter Recreation Center, Richmond, VA
Unbowed is back to provide the music with Jack Maus calling. We've always had fun at this dance (especially when they did the dance in the adjacent swimming pool!) We can hardly wait to be back

Sunday, August 13 - 8:00-11pm: JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Bullfrog Brewery
229 W 4th Street, Williamsport, PA
An evening of Americana and Celtic music, some traditional songs, some contemporary and, no doubt, a few originals, too. The beer here is exquisite, some of the best I've ever tasted, and the food is pretty good, too! But what I love is the friendly, helpful staff and the great atmosphere. We always seem to make new friends when we play here

Tuesday, August 15 - LAUNIES
The Sound Room, WEEU Studios (34 North 4th Street, Reading, PA)
Henry Koretzky (mandolin, mandocello, guitar, vocals), multi-instrumentalist Ken Gehret and bassist Bruce Campbell are performing in The Sound Room series at WEEU Studios. There will be a live radio interview and performance segment between 4:30 and 5 pm, and a live performance in the studio beginning at about 6 pm that will be recorded and videotaped and archived at www.weeu.com . Audience members are welcome and if you'd like to come along, you should contact aroulston@weeu.com to make a free reservation. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 16 - 8:00pm: MEDICINAL PURPOSE
Baltimore Contradance
Baltimore Folk Music Society (Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD)
Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass) and Jamie O'Brien (guitar) are back together to provide the music at this excellent contradance series. It's been a while since we last played together in public, so I'm really looking forward to this evening. Grab your dancing shoes and come and join in the fun

Thursday, August 17 - 3:00-4pm: JAMIE O'BRIEN & HENRY KORETZKY
Juniper Village (1125 Birch Road, Lebanon, PA)
Henry and Jamie are back, entertaining folks in this retirement community. And today, wear your Hawaiian shirts and muumuus as Henry and I take you on a trip to the Islands. (And yes, there will be hula!)

Friday, August 18 - 7:00-10:00pm: SHADES OF GREEN AND BLUE
Juniata Valley Winery
19175 Rt. 35 South, Mifflin PA
A rare outing for SGB as we present an evening concert while you dine and drink at this picturesque winery in the beautiful Juniata Valley in Central Pennsylvania. SGB will sing and play some bluegrass, rockabilly and who knows what else? Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret, Bruce Campbell, LJ Palmer and Jamie O'Brien make up the band

Saturday, August 19 - 8:00-11:00pm: UNBOWED
Swingin' Tern Contradance
First Presbyterian Church Parish House (14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ)
Jamie finishes off the Summer Tours 2017 with Unbowed playing the music and Bob Isaacs calling. Come and celebrate Debbie's birthday and Jamie's last night playing before heading back to Tucson

And then it's back home...

Wednesday, August 23 - 11-ish to 2pm-ish: JAMIE O'BRIEN solo
Tucson International Airport, AZ
More music as you await your luggage!

And then a little later...

Tuesday, September 19: a private solo performance at the VA

Wednesday, October 18 - Jamie will be taking part in the songwriters' evening at Monterey Court, Tucson. Details to follow

During 2017, Jamie will be not just appearing in Southern Arizona, but he'll also be touring :
The East Coast (July, August) -- Hawai'i (the fall) -- and Europe (winter)
He'll be playing solo, with Henry Koretzky, the Launies and Unbowed - 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!

Coming in 2018: Dan Possumato and Jamie O'Brien

will be taking their special brand of traditional Irish music to Canada in April, 2018. Check back for more details

Dan Possumato (button accordion) and Jamie O'Brien (vocals, guitar)

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