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Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Several Folks Surprised
It’s time I reminded you all of some of our
Facebook connections. There are 4 pages each
with a different purpose, from our house band
to fans of songs in Irish (Gaelic), to Archaeology
and Genealogy.
Our 4 pages with a brief one or two line summary:
(You’re welcome to any or all.)

1) The Irish Roots Cafe & House Band
To follow the band, or book a show on stage
or in your living room! Songs in Irish and English.

2) Mike O’Laughlin (Mick the Bridge) page:
This is mostly my personal page, with a little of everything.

3) Old Style Irish Song page:
For Old style Irish song in Irish or English, with your input welcome
song, dance, or the Irish gatherings we promote.

Irish Roots Hedge School:
History, Genealogy, and curious notes from all parts!
Includes notes on my publications, current discoveries, etc..

It’s been awhile since I made note of these pages,
and I’ve been told to let you all know of them !
So, there is one thing crossed of my list for today.

All the best,
Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe

Coming to you today from our home base
in Kansas City, Missouri. See our upcoming
show in Kansas City on June 13, 14 at the
Highland Games in Riverside. See us for the
15th year at the Dublin, Ohio Irish festival.
Its the biggest 3 day Irish fest in the world!

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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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