Upcoming Shows & Events

Date Time Town Venue

Saturday January 19, 2019 8pm Wexford, Ireland Greenacres Gallery
Selskar St.
Wexford, Ireland (map)

Phone +353 (0) 53 912 2975
info@greenacres.ie
Jazz on a Winter’s Evening Featuring Melanie O’Reilly & Her Trio: Kevin Lawlor—drums; Pat Molitor—piano; Peter Vogelaar—double bass.

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Join us for a special winter’s evening of jazz at Green Acres in Wexford, when Award-winning jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly celebrates the legendary jazz singers Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Nina Simone, capturing the essence of unconventional musical icons.

Inspired by the smoky swinging style of these iconic jazz vocalists, Melanie’s riveting performances have garnered her 4-star reviews and standing ovations wherever she performs — whether at the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the National Concert Hall Dublin, at major jazz venues and festivals in Europe, or in recently sold-out shows in San Francisco’s hippest jazz clubs — bringing new life to the memory of female jazz vocal legends in a way that is utterly unique, contemporary, and brilliantly exciting. This concert follows on Melanie’s highly successful autumn concert in Green Acres last October, which ended with standing ovations and many encores.

Don’t miss the fun! All welcome!

Melanie will be joined by the South East’s finest jazz musicians: Kevin Lawlor—drums, Pat Molitor—piano, and special guest from Dublin, Andrew Csibi on bass.

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Saturdays, January 19th–April 13th, May 4th–June 29th, 2019 1.30–3pm Dublin, Ireland Waltons New School of Music
69 S. Great George’s St.,
Dublin 2, D02 K540, Ireland (map)

Phone +353 (0) 1 478 1884
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NEW Sing & Swing Jazz Choir — Directed by Melanie O’Reilly

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If you love to sing and swing in group harmony, join the New School’s Sing & Swing Jazz Choir! Led by Melanie O’Reilly, a renowned jazz singer, conductor and teacher with many years’ experience teaching jazz and conducting jazz choirs, this ensemble includes songs and arrangements hand-tailored to the abilities and interests of those who join the group. As well as exploring songs from the Great American Songbook (Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Rogers & Hammerstein and others), later songwriters including Burt Bacharach, Dave Frishberg and Joni Mitchell, and repertoire ranging from blues to bebop to ballads and beyond, the Choir will help you with important performance skills. (more…)

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7 Saturdays, Jan. 19–Apr. 13, 2019 11am–1pm Dublin, Ireland Waltons New School of Music
69 S. Great George’s St.,
Dublin 2, D02 K540, Ireland (map)

Phone +353 (0) 1 478 1884
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The Art & Craft of Songwriting — Taught by Melanie O’Reilly

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How is a song written? What is a hook? What makes rhyme? Which comes first – melody or lyrics? In this biweekly term version of Waltons New School of Music’s long-running The Art & Craft of Songwriting summer workshop, acclaimed singer-songwriter Melanie O’Reilly will answer these frequently asked questions and many more. Step by step, she will take you through different approaches to the songwriting process, integrating the craft’s many skills into a seamless artistic whole. (more…)

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Tuesday 5th March, 2019 8.30pm Dublin, Ireland Arthur’s
28 Thomas St., Ushers, Dublin
Dublin 2, D02 K540, Ireland (map)

Phone + 353 + (0)1 402 0914
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Melanie O’Reilly and Trio – and from the USA, Frank Martin on piano

Tickets at door €15 | €12 for students

As part of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day March celebrations, they will team up again on Tuesday March 5th, in Arthurs and together the they will perform their unique, exciting, exhilarating fusing two great traditions – Jazz and Celtic. Their repertoire will include original compositions – inspired by Irish literature such as James Joyce’s works, contemporary Irish poetry by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Sean O Riordain, and stories of Ireland as well as the duo’s unique take on jazz standards