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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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with Mike at the Irish Roots Cafe…

Two Irish Festivals we can’t do without

Dublin, Ohio. World’s largest 3 day
We will be at the Dublin, Ohio, Irish fest for the 18th
consecutive year this August. Let us know if you’ll
be there too. It’s the largest 3 day Irish fest in the
world. August 5, 6, 7. Look us up.

Louisville, KY. at Bellarmine University
The Irish Roots Cafe will be at the Louisville, KY,
Irish fest again this year, Sept 24 and 25. All at
Bellarmine University. Special focus on 1916 commemoration.
Plan your trip now. We are inside this year too.
We have the book on your Irish County with genealogy
and historical research tips. (Ireland and N. Ireland) All 34 volumes of the Irish Families Project.

More Projects we are at doing

300 YouTube Videos from the Irish Roots Cafe.
Our YouTube Videos on genealogy, songs in Irish Gaeilge,
and in English, history at home and abroad and more…
We have now uploaded 166 Irish videos. Some are
informal and spontaneous, others are well
rehearsed. Enjoy as you will.. more coming
each week. Click below for these Free Irish Videos

Sean nos and trad, Irish Song album number 4
We are putting together the 4th album of trad song,
along with one or two more modern selections. Our first
album, Irish Song, traditional and sean nos, remains
our best selling album to date. All 3 albums are on Amazon,
iTunes, CDBaby, and Spotify for starters.
Your support appreciated.

About Mike
Worlds most published author in his field. Mike is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 160 CDs/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series’, and 1,000 articles. O’Laughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including ‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ and ‘The Irish Book of Arms’, over 60 works in all. His web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors.

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