www.Irishroots.com The Irish Roots Cafe
Online Irish Song lessons and events
Kansas City HQ for Irish Song
Strange as it may seem, Kansas City is developing
a reputation for online Irish activity in song
and genealogy these days. Here are three active
programs originating at the K.C. based Irish
Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Kansas City Monthly Online Concerts
This Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 Central is another
living room concert from Mike OLaughlin, in a
friendly, informal, chat and sing format. Selections
are in Irish and English language, as time permits.
More info here
Mike is also an online instructor at TradLife, out of Boston.
He wants to teach beginners a first song or two
in Irish, old style, or in Traditional English.
You can contact him at Tradlife. Here is his
instructors page below
Sean Nós & Trad Irish Song CDs
The Irish Roots Cafe has produced 10 CDs and DVDs
to date. The first album of Irish song came out
last year as a Top Ten Traditional Irish Song
album at Tradconnect.
Mike has a second album of trad and sean nos
songs in Irish, coming out next month. The number
of Irish language songs he has sung and
published is a first for Kansas City region and
bodes well for those wanting to discover Irish
old style. His Facebook page for Irish Song is at
Sean Nós Gatherings
The projects above are a continuation of
the gatherings for the last several years in
promotion of Irish song by O’Laughlin.
Earlier in 2014, several hundred people were
treated to sean nós song and dance in the
region, at free, public venues.
The events included open and free instruction,
over 4 days at 5 venues, including the
Celtic Ranch, Brownes Irish Market, Conroys,
The Folk Alliance, and Mikes Tavern.
The task was organized by Mike and the
rest of the Irish Roots Cafe house band
including Stevie Wilson Davis, Megan Illidge,
and Robert Koke.
Anyone interested is invited along, and this
Thursday you may want to join in with Mike
in his living room for an online concert,
(link given below.) Your support is always