“Melanie O’Reilly’s musical settings for Seán Ó Riordáin’s poems add new dimensions to his work … presenting them in a female voice and in rhythms that challenge….”
—Cathal Póirtéir, Writer and award-winning RTE Radio producer
January 10, 2014
From Ireland’s Sunday Independent!:”Versatile O’Reilly strikes all the right notes on new album”
…AND! from Berkeley World Music Festival
“Ceol Ceantair /District Music” now on sale!
September 30, 2013
“EUropean Jazz @ UCLA,” a four-day festival of arts and culture, spotlights Europe’s top jazz artists celebrating America’s original music at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, Oct. 10-13
The first EUropean jazz festival ever presented in the United States will feature a free concert series with 10 musical groups from 9 countries.
See Jazz Times article:
September 24, 2013
May 28, 2013
Melanie’s new album “Ceol Ceantair/District Music” recently launched at the Freight & Salvage Berkeley
A new “showcase” of her celtic -jazz journey, inspired by Sean O Riordain’s poetry, James Joyce and includes jazz standards.
Supported by “Foras na Gaeilge” Available in June!
Visit the MUSIC page for more information.
January 22, 2012
From her album “Dust & Blood”
October 31, 2011
From the album Thieves of Time
Available on CDBaby.com: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melanieo
Also on ITunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thieves-of-time/id422091303