Irish Roots Cafe 2018 Sessions Launched 2018 Launch.
with Mike at the Irish Roots Cafe…

Reporting Last Years Actions
We are back on board with the Irish Roots blog.
Below is a summary of last years status totals,

350 videos on Irish genealogy, history and song.
400 Blogs from Mike to date on (Bluehost)
100 million plus cumulative web page visits
20 consecutive years at Dublin Irish Fest
5 plus years at the Louisville Irish Fest
1 Video book reviews category launched with Mark
1 Irish Hedge school page started on Facebook.

New sessions launched in 2018
A) Irish Family History Research
Mike O’Laughlin is the founder of the worlds first
Irish genealogy podcast and author of books on every county in Ireland. Program includes genealogy, DNA, resources, and family history research. Includes
video as possible.

B) Irish Heraldry and Coats of Arms
Based upon the Irish Book of Arms, genealogy and
heraldry. Includes video as possible.

C) Sing a Song in Irish (chorus)
No experience necessary in singing, or in the Irish Language. It’s all about the song, not the singer..
Learn to sing the simple chorus to an Irish song,
in the Irish Language. includes video as possible

D) Irish Old Style Song
An introduction to and live performance of sean nós
(old style) song, in the Irish and English language.
This historic Irish style of song was originally
sung solo, without musical accompaniement and is
tied to the History of Ireland…. includes video..

E) The Irish in Missouri
Based upon research from the first book on
“The Missouri Irish” including Settlers, Settlements, Personalities, Railroad, Newspapers, St. Louis, K.C.,
The Irish Wilderness and more. includes video.

Our Web Page
Well, we’ve run through 4 webmasters trying to upgrade our web page, but 100 pages or more on our site have done them all in….. but… We are now putting it back together,
hold on..
We also have two old style Irish song albums in the works to come in 2018..

That’s all for now, more soon….
Mike O’Laughlin

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1,000 Irish Genealogy Books on the Irish Roots Cafe Video Irish Books
with Mike at the Irish Roots Cafe

Collection Video Released
I have gotten many requests over the
last 38 years to share more about
my Irish book collection. For a while
I even had a lending library, but
it just took too much time….

Now on Video at YouTube etc.
Here is the Free link to the video,
I picked out 1,000 items from my
collection and quickly put them
on video, to give folks an idea of
what I have collected over time.
The video includes family histories,
Irish Histories and more.

I may do more detailed videos on specific
items from the library in the future.
This could include Irish heraldry.

Today March 4, Saturday,
We are putting on a free session
of Irish Traditional and Old Style
song and dance at the Celtic Ranch
in Weston, Missouri at 1:00, with dance,
music, and song. All are welcome, though
by the time you get this word it may
well be over with…

Looking forward to seeing folks at
the Dublin, Ohio and Louisville, KY.,
Irish festivals again this year

All the best,
Mike O’Laughlin
Box 7575
K.C., MO 64116

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