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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:

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

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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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots cafe

200 Videos Now online
200 Free Irish videos covering 25 topics have now been
created and posted by the on YouTube

The most popular channels are for my ‘sean nos’ song, and for
Irish genealogy. Local topics include Kansas City Irish
history interviews, The 7 hr. audio version of my Missouri Irish
book, and conversations at Brownes Irish Street Faire over the

The oldest items are recordings that I made back in
1984 of our first Irish genealogy round table. Recent
topics include special Irish collections at KU in Lawrence.
Plenty of Irish history is covered in our Irish Hedge School
videos. There are 4 playlists for songs including
Songs in Irish (Gaeilge); Songs in English; Songs by Peter Adams;
and songs by guest artists. Many are in a chat and sing format.
Please also note we have 100 more videos ready to load up
later this year…

They are all available free on YouTube effective immediately here:

News and Notes
Dublin, OH
We have survived another year at the amazing
Dublin, Ohio Irish fest, 19 yrs. in all…
They are the largest 3 day Irish fest in
the world, and they deserve that honor.
There is a video or two in the collection
above on our Dublin Festival excursions.

Our last Irish fest of the year will be
in Louisville, KY, again this year. We look
forward to the event each year, and of course
a very special 1916 exhibit is in the works.
As a bonus, it is inside as part of the cultural
exhibit, so be sure to stop in and see us
if you are in the area:
It is Sept 24 and 25. All at Bellarmine University.
Plan your trip now… I will film a video this time.
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Sat.
…Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin.
Joining us in the Cultural area, located in Frazier Hall,
will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and
host of the Irish Roots Café Mike O’Laughlin…
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Sun.

Another Sean Nos Album in the Works
I have the songs memorized and may have a few
musicians join in for a few. Most will be in
the Irish old style or sean nos format.
Thanks to all for supporting my first three
albums, available at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.
( by Mike OLaughlin or Michael OLaughlin)

More to Come
I am going to switch from podcast format to
video format for my regular reports from
now on, I believe…. and my home page
is being redesigned at last…. almost
done and simplified… Thanks also to the
folks at Grafton and Grand for participating
in Song Events this year…. Look them
up for local events on the web..


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