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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

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

TradLife Instructor
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.

Local Projects
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

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(Kansas City, Louisville, Raymore, ConcertWindow online)
with Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Current Events
Having the Dublin, Ohio Irish fest and the
Harvest Fest in Kirksville behind us, here
is our schedule for the rest of September.
(Kansas City, Louisville, Raymore, ConcertWindow)

My next chat and sing show, live online,
with Irish traditional and sean nós songs.
September 18, 9.00 EDT, 8.00 Central.
This will be my 4th session – online from my
living room to yours. You can type in from
your computer and we’ll read it live.
Come see how easy it is, they will send you a
reminder before the show too….The details..

Louisville Irish Festival
A note from the Louisville Irish Fest at
Bellarmine University, come visit me here:

Mike OLaughlin
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 OLaughlin.
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” A return engagement for us…
Festival details including bands and vendors here.

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.
Contact me if you are looking for an Irish band.

Thank You
Thanks for stopping by the Irish Roots Cafe,
and taking a look at our genealogy and history
books, plus our CD’s, and song shows at my link below.

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe and house band
My Facebook page,
My Sean Nós old style song page,

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