“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
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January 10, 2014
From Ireland’s Sunday Independent!:”Versatile O’Reilly strikes all the right notes on new album” http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/versatile-oreilly-strikes-all-the-right-notes-on-new-album-29856708.html …AND! from Berkeley World Music Festival http://melanieoreilly.com/press/ “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: http://web.international.ucla.edu/sites/eurojazzfestival/ and: http://web.international.ucla.edu/eurojazzfestival/ireland/ See […]
September 24, 2013
Melanie receives Certificate of Appreciation from Rotary Club after Melanie’s talk on *Cultural Ambassadorship: the value of music in our world *at the Rotary Club , Richmond California, on Aug. 9th 2013*
Melanie’s new album “Ceol Ceantair/District Music” recently launched at the Freight & Salvage Berkeley
May 28, 2013
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. Below… Melanie presents “Ceol Ceantair/District Music” to the Taoiseach / Irish Prime Minister.