Finding Sean Nos Irish Song,Dance
Irish Roots Cafe 2017 Launch

Irish Old Style Song and Dance
We have begun 2017 with a new program
for our hedge school featuring Irish Song
and dance. The launch begins with a show
or session including the following:

Jim Windels – Flute and Sing
Kieran Markey – Dance and Sing
Mike O’Laughlin -English, Irish (Gaeilge) vocals

Beginners Introduction
This program centers on an introduction
to sean nós or ‘old style’ singing and
dancing. Few people are truly acquainted
with this art. Old style, as we use the
term is not modern western song – perfected
in the studio with many rules of production
or a cast of 100’s.

Characteristics
Old style is just that, the old way, acoustic.
Before electrified speakers, radio and hollywood.
In its pure form it is one of the few bits of
surviving Irish history through the centuries.
This is our interpretation of course, and
we think you will find it of merit. Both Irish
and English language songs are included, along
with bits of history that relate.

Dance Notes
We include the Irish broom dance and the
barrel dance as well as some steps that show
what is not sean nos, by way of contrast.

Learn a song chorus in Irish
Yes, even if you speak no Irish, you can learn
to sing a simple chorus in Irish, as an intro
to the Irish language experience. We show
you how to do that too.. Consider it a tribute
to your ancestors.

Examples in Irish
You can find several old style and sean nós
songs on my YouTube page click below.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw_YAwPivk6rsLhbljKN7gnjyMnxf7xp5&disable_polymer=true

Video Launch on YouTube
Below is our launch video introducing our traveling
show or session for your entertainment,
released 3 days ago. Take a listen in support
of ‘Irish Old Style’…

https://youtu.be/0m04r4GNP4M

Consider adding this session or show
to your next event.

Mike OLaughlin
www.Irishroots.com
Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, MO 64116

P.S. The Irish Roots Cafe festival schedule
for this year includes Dublin, Ohio and Louisville, KY.
Stay tuned for details…

P.S.S. We may have our 2nd Irish Old Style gathering
this year near Kansas City. Let me know if you are interested in
helping out, participating, or attending…

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25 categories The Irish Roots Cafe

December Update with Mike OLaughlin

Our Video Programs
We have tallied over 500,000 video
listens on YouTube and Fandalism with
our expanded Irish video production.
Click here to Go to FREE videos now: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mickthebridge/playlists?flow=list&view=1

YouTube contains 25 Irish subject
categories including:

Mikes songs in Irish (Gaeilge), 23
Irish Songs in English, 27 videos
Irish Chat & Sing, 14 videos
Before Irish Class, 13 videos
Irish Family History show, 49 videos
Kansas City Irish History, 26 videos
Irish Genealogy presentations, 12 ..
Brownes Irish Street Faire, 14 videos
The Vikings in Ireland, 3 videos
Brian Boru life and times, 2 videos
Fall of Irish Chiefs and clans, 6
Missouri Irish audio book, 8
KU special Irish collections, 4
Irish DNA and Genealogy, 2
Macaronic Songs in two languages, 6
Irish Chat and Sing with Peter, 14
The History of Ireland, Peter and Mike, 14
First Genealogy sessions (1984), 6
Irish Travel Notes, Peter and Mike 5
Irish Genealogy Books, 6
St. Louis Irish History, 3
Rare Irish History Books, 2
Irish in Savannah Georgia, 3
My YouTube user name is Mickthebridge

Irish Songs also on Fandalism
I also have some Irish songs on Fandalism.
The favorite there is the Irish National
Anthem with over 150,000 plays in both
Irish (Gaeilge) and English. Fandalism is
at http://fandalism.com/seannos

More to come
The first half of 2017 should see
100 new video selections with more
traditional songs in Irish and Gaeilge.
We will also include new genealogy
interviews and updates in video format.
My videos are also on CDBaby, Vimeo,
iTunes, and Tradconnect….

Sold Out
Milesian Families of Ireland has
just sold out. Have not decided
if I will reprint it or not, as
I am moving into retirement..

Irish Library Sale
I’ll be selling or donating most of
the Irish library, including original
Annals of Ireland etc… Let me know
if you are interested in that. We will
start with 1,000 more volumes up for
grabs in January of 2017.

More to come…

Mike OLaughlin is the most published
author in his field with over 60 books,
300 podcasts, 200 videos and hundreds
of articles and newsletters. He has regularly
appeared at Irish fests for 20 years
including at San Antonio, TX; Dublin Ohio;
and Louisville, Kentucky Irish fests.

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