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Curious news and notes with Mike O’Laughlin
at The Irish Roots Cafe

Have we got a deal for you
Yes, our house band sings in Irish and English,
and gives a bit of history along with our songs.
We like to chat with the audience, and now we can
chat and sing with you directly online and live.

From my living room to yours
You can hire us to do a show for you from anywhere
in the world. We gather in my living room, and then
sing, chat and play for you live, over the internet.
All you need is a laptop or desktop computer with
a camera. (If your friends can’t be with you to watch
the show, you can give them the link to the show and
they can join the event too.)

Leave your comments
You can type in comments and requests on the screen
as we play and sing. Of course, you may want
to let us know ahead of time what you prefer…
Would you prefer most songs in Irish or in English,
or do you have a question for us….
Would you like to hear that ‘special’ song…
You’ll be able to let us know by email ahead of time.
Reserve your show time now…….

How you can use this show
How might you use this opportunity…….
A Gift to a friend.
As a highlight for a special event.
As a special ‘night out’.
For an Irish party or birthday
For Irish song night
For a tribute to an Irish singer
A way to learn about old style ‘Sean Nos’ song

The Details
The details are flexible, and you can have us
do a show for you, live and online from $150.
(time and number of musicians may vary).
The technology is new, so it helps to have a
fairly modern computer. See me for details.
The Irish Roots Cafe house band members include
Mike O’Laughlin (myself), Stevie Wilson Davis,
Megan Illidge, and Rob Koke, depending on the
date of the event.

for info or to reserve a date for an informal show,
email me at

About the author of this blog
Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band,
Mike O’Laughlin performed in the first all Irish
language stage show of its kind in the mid-west,
and was ranked as the number one Celtic artist in the U.S.
in 2012 on Reverbnation (9 months consecutively).

Mike is also the most published author in his field.
Since 1978 he has authored 60 Irish genealogy and history
books, 40 CD’s-Videos, 300 podcasts, and 1,000 articles.
Having written books on every county in Ireland, he also
publishes rare works in both Irish and English, including
‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’.
His works can be found at

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The Book of Irish Families, great and small
by Mike O’Laughlin. (2013)

New 4th edition on the shelves !
Since the 4th edition of Irish Families, great & small
is out now, I thought it best to do a new video review.
(The 3rd edition review is still valid, this is about
the additions in this 4th edition edition !)
Below is link to video, and I’ll try embedding it too…

4th edition, Master volume to the Irish Families Project

The Book of Irish Families, great and small
√ This Master Book to the Irish Families Project includes
√ Includes complete 34 book surname index to the set.
√ Return to Irish Roots DVD included FREE.
√ 2,000 Irish Family Name histories as available
√ 18,000 family name location index by Irish County.
√ Names/County as found in the map of the 4 Masters, by county.
√ 400 full size pages, Coats of Arms, Maps, All Ireland and N. Ireland
√ Key to Poor Law Unions and 19th century locations.
√ includes settlers from Scotland, England, Vikings etc..
√ Note that general histories of family names are included,
with some specifics, but there is no guarantee of your
immediate family being mentioned !
√ Much material is included to help find what county your
family name likely originated in.

√ Get it direct from my web page here:
also available on Amazon.
or see my video book review below (if it loads):

Thanks for reading and watching !

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