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September events with the Irish Roots Cafe.
and Mike OLaughlin at www.Irishroots.com

Three Events yet this month, including tonight….
1. Online Chat & Sing with Mike Tonight
Our fourth online, informal show, with Mike online
to sing, chat, or answer questions as possible.
It is tonight at 8 central, 9 eastern time. Song
in Irish and English. Feel free to type in your
comments or chat with other listeners as the show
proceeds.
Check in here with ConcertWindow now-
https://www.concertwindow.com/shows/8565-mike-o-laughlin-at-the-irish-roots-cafe
Our FB event page for this concert is https://www.facebook.com/events/590890647687248/

2. Last Irish Fest Sept. 27-28 Genealogy
Finishing up the Irish Fest season, we will
be hosting the genealogy display and consultation
at the Louisville, Kentucky Irish Fest. These
are very friendly and informative folks, so
come on out and say hello at this growing fest
held at Bellarmine University, click below
http://www.louisvilleirishfest.com/activities.html

Here is our listing in the festival catalogue.
Mike O’Laughlin
Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Joining us in the all new Cultural area, located
in Frazier Hall will be renowned Genealogist,
author of 60 books and host of the Irish Roots Café
Mike O’Laughlin. He will share his knowledge of the
ins and outs of Irish Genealogy and help get you
started on your search for your Irish ancestors.
Be sure to bring your questions to start your journey

3. Raymore, MO. Farmers market
The Irish Roots Cafe house band plays.
Sept. 30th. from 5 pm to 6.30.
We sing old style Irish (as gaeilge) and in
English, and that’s just for starters.

The Irish Roots Cafe house band page:
https://www.facebook.com/IrishRootsCafeBand

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Kansas City, Missouri
since 1978

p.s. I have also been named an instructor of beginning sean nós
old style song, in Irish and English, lessons available at, https://www.tradlife.com/learn/mikeolaughlin/

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www.Irishroots.com     The Irish Roots Cafe
Dublin Ohio Irish Fest Aug. 1, 2, 3, 2014

Double Duty in 2014
Great news this year, we have been invited
back to the Dublin Irish Festival on two accounts.

Genealogy and Family History
Our Irish Genealogical display, with my books for
every county in Ireland, and more, will be on
hand with us for the 15th consecutive year.
For more on the Dublin Irish Fest, click below.
https://www.facebook.com/events/303691529786717/ 


The Irish Roots Cafe House Band to appear

I am also in the band named above.  We sing in
Irish and English. Old Style, both solo
as a group, with fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar,
and at times the accordion.  The band also plays
smokin hot tunes, in addition to the old style
sean nos and traditional songs.  Come see us
at the fest for a different mix of Irish and Scots music.

To give you an idea of who we are as a band, here are
notations on what we have done the last two
years (I’ll be singing and playing the bodhran)

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1.) Performed the first ever all Irish language song show on stage
in the midwest, in 2012, at the Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS.
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2) Sponsored the first free, 4 day sean nos public gathering of
‘old style’ song and dance in Kansas City, this April in 5 locations.
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3) A recent Irish Roots Cafe album was named a Top 10 Traditional Irish song album of 2013,
( via Tradconnect out of Dublin, Ireland, the largest online trad musicians organization)
“Irish Song, Traditional and Sean Nos” by Mike O’Laughlin, feat. Stevie Wilson Davis.
Band members Megan Illidge and Rob Koke will be on the next album as well.  Be sure
and see accordionist Roger Fox at the fest with us this year too….
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 We will have a few of our T shirts, CDs and DVDs at the stage side table, when we play
in Dublin, both Friday and Saturday, on the ceili stage near city hall.
(on the festival grounds, right next to our genealogy tent, which we will man all weekend )
 For more info and links, and updates as we near the date, check in here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/303691529786717/ 

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I’ll be back quickly with more blogs on our genealogy and song, its a busy year .
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Mike OLaughlin
www.Irishroots.com
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
Kansas City, Missouri

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