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First Ever all Irish (Gaeilge) Song Stage Show in the midwest
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

How it all began
“For 2,000 years a grandfather could speak to his grand-
son in his native language, and be understood. For the
first time, this was no longer true, this was my family
and I was the grandson…. I would learn it the ‘old way’
by ear, and not as an academic classroom exercise”

Irish Language Song for KC and the world
We have introduced hundreds of folks to Irish language
song over the last 6 years. A few have gone on to learn
to sing in Irish themselves. We (The Irish Roots Cafe)
performed the first all Irish language stage show in the
midwest, in 2013 (The Granada in Lawrence, Kansas) and
subsequently in (Kansas City, MO) and (Weston Missouri).
We also sang on stage at the Dublin, Ohio Irish festival,
individually and as a group. Lastly, our first album
is held in the ITMA in Ireland, under Commercial Sound
Recordings dated Sept. 2013.

See us in person at supporting venues
Our favorite venues today include The Celtic Ranch in Weston,
Brownes Irish Marketplace in Kansas City, The Scottish games
in K.C., and Louisburg in Kansas. These four locations have
been our best supporters over the years. Keep an eye out for
our next appearance and support these folks whenever possible.
The regular venues above also support our ‘Irish Gatherings’
of Irish Song and Dance instruction (particularly sean nos).

Seachtain na Gaeilge
‘Irish language week’ might be better known as Irish language
month today. It has been a project we support whole heartedly.
Headquartered in Ireland, they have supported us for several
years, and list our events on their international calendar.
They support and promote the Irish language in all ways
possible, and beginners are welcome, including singers…

Related Projects
Related Irish language endeavors include reprinting a music
book (Gaeilge) and sheet music selections in Irish. My
first album also ranked among the Top 10 Irish Song Albums
of 2013 (per Tradconnect in Dublin, Ireland).
Many of the selections on that album are in Irish.
All the songs below are found on our CDs, on iTunes, SoundCloud,
on Amazon, on CDBaby, on YouTube and on Spotify.
Please do support our old style Irish songs as possible.

Our Irish Language songs online today
Album 1, Irish Song Traditional and Sean Nos
My Irish Language Songs included are below.
Si do mhaimeo i (She’s your granny – Irish Wedding Song).
Oro Se do Bheatha ‘Bhaile.
Slan agus Beannacht (Goodbye and Farewell). macaronic.
Bean Phaidin, I wanna be Paddys girl.
Sadhbh ni Bhruinneallaigh.
An t-Ull (The Apple)
Roisin Dubh (My little Black Rose)

Album 2, Irish Old Style traditional and..
My Irish language songs included are below.
An Droimeann Donn Dilis (macaronic)
Sadhbh Ni Bhruineallaigh (mastered)
Caoineadh na Dtri Muire (Keening of the 3 Marys)
Cunla (Coonla)
An Raibh tu ar an gCarraig (Were you at the Rock)
Bean Phaidin (mastered)
Roisin Dubh (mastered)

Album 3, Ireland by Land and Sea
My Irish Language song included is noted below.
Amran na bhFiann, The Irish National Anthem (Irish/ English)

Album 4, Upcoming Album – fall 2016
Included as noted below to date.
Gaol ise Gaol i, She is my Love (Scots waulking song)

On the Horizon
We will be releasing our 4th album, in Irish and English,
this fall. A larger project is our ‘Oro se‘ stage show of
Irish song. Rehearsals will likely be held at the places
noted in the above blog. We will also be holding sessions
on Concertwindow online.
To be more involved in these projects, contact us at www.Irishroots.com
(NOTE: the songs listed above do not include our traditional
English language songs.)

Mike OLaughlin
author and publisher
www.Irishroots.com
since 1978
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
The Irish Roots Cafe

p.s. The ‘fada’ is temporarily disabled due to computer difficulties.

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Louisville Irish Fest www.Irishroots.com
Genealogy resources The Irish Roots Cafe

Upcoming Dates
The Irish Roots Cafe will be at
the Louisville, KY. Irish Fest,
Sept. 26 and 27 at Bellarmine University.

Genealogy Resources
Our display will include the Irish
Families Project, with 34 genealogy books
we have written on every county in
Ireland and N. Ireland. Having published
60 works in all, including rare histories,
it is advised that you contact us in
advance if you wish to view other works.

Mike OLaughlin
Mike OLaughlin author and publisher
of the series, will be on hand and
is giving an indoor family history
talk on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1.15,
and on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1.00 in Frazier
Hall.
For a full list of events go to the link below:
http://louisvilleirishfest.com/?p=439

Sean Nos Singers
OLaughlin, who is the most published
author in Irish genealogy, is also a sean
nos singer with works appearing on
iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Sean
nos mean ‘old style’, and these songs
are most often sung solo, in the Irish
language, with a sense of history.
Mike would like to make note of any
Sean Nos singers in the area, for
possible future collaborations. Several
of his albums are available on iTunes for review:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/irish-song-traditional-sean/id658008732

About The Cafe
“The worlds most published author in
the field of Irish genealogy, Mikes
Books, Blogs, Broadcasts, Videos, DVD’s
and CD’s include works on every Irish
County, and several states in America.

An independent author since 1978
his works now exceed $1 million in sales,
with over 100 million visits to his web page.
Mike also publishes the classic works of
10 authors, in Irish (Gaeilge) and English.

OLaughlins traditional song album
(in Irish and English) made the top 10
list in 2013, and his Irish Roots Cafe band
gave the first all Irish (Gaeilge) song show
in the midwest.

The largest 3 day Irish Festival in the world
in Dublin, OH, has employed Mike for 17
consecutive years as a cultural resource,
genealogist, or traditional singer.
For details on his works and special projects
see www.Irishroots.com

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