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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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History of the Irish in KC
with Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

21 KC Irish Video Interviews
The complete series from the Irish Roots
Cafe is now posted on YouTube, click our playlist
below and choose your favorite shows..

Those we interviewed (first season)
The series includes shows with Terrence OMally,
Bob Worley, Connie Dover, Peggy Sheehan, Kerry Brown,
Chuck Haddix, Tom Walsh, Frank and Patsy Pope,
Jodi Watson, Mike Murphy, Pat ONeil, Margaret Jordon,
Mike Burke, Peter Adams, Pete Maher, Stephanie Mahoney,
Rachel Casey, and Dave Browne.

We start with the oldest days, going back to the
19th century, including the first Irish workers
to settle the town of Kansas. Pendergast is covered
in several shows, and of course Sheehans and Brownes
are included as favorite spots in modern day history.
Dancers and musicians are covered as well, even an
old song from Tin Pan Alley days, published in
Kansas City when it was noted for sheet music

Season Two to Follow, God willing
Season one (above) is the first series of its kind on
the Irish in Kansas City.
We plan a second set of interviews, to cover more history
of the Irish here, on our new upcoming video blogs.
Your input is invited.

-Mike O’Laughlin
YouTube Home Page:

p.s. I have 160 Irish videos on YouTube, including song,
genealogy, history, language and live shows. Please
subscribe if you find them interesting.

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