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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Sean Nós & traditional singer
Mike O’Laughlin reached the national stage in Dublin, Ohio at the largest three day Irish fest on the planet, in 2014. Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, he performed in the first all Irish language song stage show in the midwest in 2012, and ranked #1 in the U.S. as a celtic artist on Reverbnation (for nine months). He has the honor of singing Sean Nós (old style) at the annual Gaelic Mass in Kansas City, and currently broadcasts live, streaming song shows on the web. His first album made the top ten list on Tradconnect for 2013, (the largest online collection of Trad Irish musicians in the world).

Worldwide Notice
His songs are found on YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, and iTunes today. Early influences include Joe Heaney of Galway, Cathy Jordon of Dervish, and Niamh Parsons from whom he has taken instruction. He founded the ‘Sean Nós gathering’ in Kansas City (2014), with five free events at four locations in the region, along with the band.

Irish Old Style now launching
This second album, the first that the artist has had mastered, contains selections in Irish and English. The Kansas City singer had the mastering done in Dublin, Ireland making the deadline for December of 2014 advance release. His song origins go back as far as the 17th century.

Available now
On You Tube:
Spotify: Mike O’Laughlin – Irish Old Style At the Irish Roots Cafe

The playlist for the Irish Old Style album is below:

The Rambling Kerryman,
An Droimeann Donn Dilis,
Sadhbh Ni Bhruineallaigh (Gaeilge),
Keening of the 3 Marys (Gaeilge),
Cunla (macaronic Irish, English),
An Raibh tu ar an gCarraig (Gaeilge),
Bean Phaidin (Gaeilge),
The Accursed Kerryman (Gaeilge),
Roisin Dubh (Gaeilge),

Physical CDs are also available
directly from the artist for $12.00 + $4 shipping.
Send to
Irish Roots Cafe
Mike OLaughlin
Box 7575
Kansas City, MO 64116

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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Genealogy back in print
Too much going on here this month.
The web page will be all new in just
a few weeks, My first old style Irish
song album is being mastered in Dublin,
Ireland, and Three books with new color
maps on the cover are ready to ship…

Oh, yes, we will be starting up a new season
for our podcasts with the new web page launch too

Here are the three, (click to see more):

1. Co. Kerry Ireland, genealogy and family history

2. Co. Waterford, Ireland, genealogy and family history

3. The Irish Surname Census of 1659, Irish surnames by county in Ireland.

More to come very soon..

All the best,

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe and hedge school
Kansas City, Missouri

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