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My Irish & English Language Song Videos

I’ve just released 10 new Irish song videos,
They were recorded at the Irish Roots Cafe.
All are on YouTube;some are on Fandalism;
and some on Reverbnation.

Roughly half of them are in Irish (gaeilge)
and half are in English. Some are 4 or 5
centuries old. I have performed most of them
in public over the last few years. You can
listen to these videos for free, and most are
available for purchase at CD Baby….

Traditional and Sean Nós
Songs like Over the Mountain are traditional Irish,
with Sean Nós styling (but not in the Irish language).
‘One Morning in June’ is macaronic, that is, a mixture
of Irish and English language. ‘Bean Pháidín’ is all
in the Irish language, and considered Sean Nós.

Click below to watch and listen:

Bean Pháidín (Paddy’s wife)
The Farmer Michael Hayes
Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh – Sadhbh Ní Mhuinghile
One Morning in June – Slán Agus Beannacht
Si Do Mhaimeo i; cailleach an airgid; The Irish Wedding Song
Skibbereen (full traditional version)
The Boys of Mullaghbawn
The Apple, an T-Ull
Come with me Over the Mountain
The Rocks of Bawn
Óró Sé do bhaithe ‘bhaile – Óró Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile

Live Performances
I do perform these songs live and solo, but
also with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, which
adds more tunes, singers, and instrumentation
(fiddle, mandolin, guitar)!

Lawrence,Live Sean Nós & trad
Traditional and Sean Nós with session tunes.
Our next show with the band will be at
the Granada theatre in Lawrence Kansas
on Sept. 15. (On that day we also have a
free Irish musicians session and traditional
Irish song session, that everyone can join
in on, in Lawrence). Here is a link to our
event page for the day:

Next Stop: Louisville
After the Lawrence, Kansas, show for the band,
my next appearance will be for our displays and
genealogy presentations in Louisville at Bellarmine
University, for the Irish Fest, the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

That’s all for now on this front! Hope to see you
this month in Lawrence, Kansas or Louisville, KY.
(and remember, we do take national bookings!)

-Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
Kansas City, Missouri

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Irish House band repeat performance (gaeilge)

One of a Kind performance
We’ve just started the Irish Roots Cafe
house band this year. In March we
gave the first all Irish language
shows in our area of the midwest.
(Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,
and Arkansas).

Lawrence Activities
One our first shows was in Lawrence, Kansas
(home of KU and the jayhawks!).
Well, we’ve been called for a repeat
performance on Sept. 15, 2013 at
the Granada Theatre there.

Free Session too
An Irish session has started in Lawrence
of late, with musicians gathering at
Henrys on Sundays. Our performance is
on a Sunday too, so we plan to make a day
of it, and invite you to come along.
It is a one of a kind way to enjoy and
support the Irish tradition in Song.

Our Facebook event page
We hope some in this area of the states
will come and hear our performance and
support the development of our band.
You can keep updated and even sign up
for the event on Facebook here:

Band Members
Megan Illidge will be with us this time,
on the mandolin, fully recovered from surgery!
Stevie Wilson will return in full bloom
on the fiddle. (all of us do vocals).
Mike O’Laughlin (myself) will return as well,
with Sean Nós vocals and percussion.
We’ll have a guest performer on guitar.

Promise Clutter, and Laura Rhodes (dancer), are also
slated to appear, with specifics to come.

Reserve a spot today
This is a one of a kind chance to enjoy an old
style (Sean Nós), and traditional song show
completely in Irish. So come along and help
us make some history in Lawrence, KS on Sept. 15.
Doors open at 5:00. We need your support to
continue with our old style Irish performances.

Free entry to carpool drivers, and ticket
discount available from our Facebook page.
Irish musicians session is free as well.
Book it now and we’ll make a day of it for you !!!

All Support is Welcome
Hope to see you there, and let me know if you
can make it in support of Irish song & culture !

-Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Irish Genealogical Foundation

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