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Kansas City Irish shows
Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Roots Cafe Free Videos Now Uploaded
One of our projects for 2015 is to upload 100
of our 300 recordings to YouTube. We have added all 3 of
our traditional Irish song albums, and now have the
20 KC Irish History shows uploaded for the first time.
A few of the episodes were recorded by phone, and it
took a few shows to understand the art of recording
interviews. All in all, it is the first ethnic
compilation of its kind for Kansas City, and the
interviews may hold a few surprises for you.

More to come
We will continue to add to our Genealogy videos on
YouTube, as well as song and recitation. We have a
few selections I recorded on Savannah, Georgia and
on the Irish Wilderness settlement ready to go.
Below is a link to the Kansas City Irish Shows now
on YouTube…

The History of the Irish in Kansas City, all 20 shows uploaded for you.
click below for this series on YouTube

1) Kansas City Irish History. Founding Fathers
2) Mike Burke, Early KC, Pendergas prosecution, Canada to KC
3) With Kerry Browne and Brownes Browne’s Irish Marketplace​
4) Chuck Haddix​, Marr Sound Archives, politics, Ozarks, Fish Fry…
5) Scartaglen, Dave Brown, 80’s music revival
6) Walsh, Pendergas era, Dancers, Picnics, Families
7) O’Malley, Nelly Don, The Mob, Donegal lawsuit
8) The 1980’s, Harlings, Hibernians, The St.Patricks Parade
9) Liverpool Irish to KC, Heritage and Religion, comparisons
10) Peter Adams​ the Kansas side and more….
11) Pat O’Neill, Fr. Donnelly, Kansas City Irish Fest, Bottoms Up.
12) Pete Maher​, KC Irish Newspapers, founder and editor
13) The Lone Piper, Joseph ‘Jodi’ Watson
14) First Dance Group, 80’s McNally, Clanna Eireann Celtic Dancers​
15) Sheehan’s Irish Imports​ Peggy Sheehan, German neighbors, famine
16) Mahoney of Cork, Dancers
17) Marrying Irish, red hair, kilts, business
18) The Irish Center of Kansas City​, activities, 1984…2007
19) History, Parades, Legend
20) uploading….

All shows recorded by Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe with

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

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
Check in here with ConcertWindow now-
Our FB event page for this concert is

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

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:

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,

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