Jamie O'Brien's writing is as dazed and confused as his origins. Born in England into an Irish-Italian family, he moved at a tender age to France where he met a German and moved to Austria. ... After a decade of playing Irish music in the Black Forest, he found a path that took him to the plains of Alsace and eventually the planes of TWA which took him to Pennsylvania, his adopted home.

As a Lindt chocolate fan, he had the difficult task of living in Hershey for four years before moving to The Wilds -- the part of Pennsylvania in the north marked on maps with Here be there Dragons for another four years.

Now in his civilized home in Carlisle, he sits and writes day in, day out for numerous publications. His dreams of stardom live on as he continues to play Irish music with the Laune Rangers and Old Timey with Medicinal Purpose. He is lactose intolerant and tried to strangle the doctor who told him he should avoid eating all chocolate. Including Hershey?

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Reviews by Jamie include:

Asturian Mining Company

Tommy Basker
The Tin Sandwich

Kevin Burke
In Concert

Tia Carrere

Celtic Fiddle Festival

The Chieftains
The Chieftains Collection
From the Beginning: The Chieftains 1 to 4

Johnny B. Connolly

Fire in the Glen
Shout 'til the Break of Day

Jimmie Dale Gilmore
One Endless Night

Grace Griffith
Sands of Time

Amy Hanaiali'i & Willie K
Hawaiian Tradition

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Live In Seattle

CJ Helekahi
Ka Mahina

Daniel Ho
Coolest Drop of Rain

EJ Jones
The Willow

George Kahumoku Jr.
Footprints in the Poi
Hawaiian Love Songs (Na Mele Ho'oniponipo Hawai'i)

George Kahumoku Jr. & Bob Brozman
Kani Wai: Sound of Water

Keoki Kahumoku & Herb Ohta Jr.
Hawaiian from the Heart

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Alone In IZ World

Henry Kapono

Tóg É Go Bog É

Ken Kolodner
Walking Stones: A Celtic Sojourn

I. Mihana
Rust on the Moon

Herb Ohta Jr.
Ukulele Dream

Old Blind Dogs

Bla Pahinui
Guava Soul

Brittni Paiva
Brittni x 3


Niamh Parsons
Heart's Desire
In My Prime

Dennis Pavao
Keiki Kupuna

Leokane Pryor
Home Malanai

Owana Ka`ohelelani Salazar

Sliabh Notes
Along Blackwater's Banks

Jesse Smith
Jigs & Reels

Anjani Thomas

various artists
The Acoustic Folk Box
English Country Music
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol. III
Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music

Jim "Kimo" West
Na Lani O Maui (Maui Skies)

John Williams

George Winston
Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors


Bill Brennan
Irish & Scottish Airs & Ballads for Acoustic Guitar

John Glatt
The Chieftains: The Authorized Biography

George Kahumoku Jr. with Paul Konwiser
A Hawaiian Life

Rich Kisielewski
Da Bushes

Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys
The Cat's Meow: Ukulele Favorites from the Roaring Twenties

Cherish the Ladies (interview)

Aloha: The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tour (performance)

Freedom Highway: Songs That Shaped a Century (documentary)

Natalie MacMaster (performance)

Spirit of Aloha: Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom & Willie K (performance)