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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Date of event, Friday, July 11
time: 4 oclock Eastern time, 3 oclock Central.

Very Simple To Do
Yes, all you need is your laptop or desktop
computer. Click the link below and you are there.
If you click on the reminder button, they will
send you a reminder e-mail before the show, which
is helpful.

How it Works
It is simple. You will see me on the screen,
I will chat a bit and sing for this event on Friday
at 4 oclock Eastern time. (9 oclock in Ireland I think).
Just follow the simple instruction they have on the screen.

You can, if you want, type on your keyboard and I
will see what you type as you type it. I will respond
on the screen best as I can. That’s the deal.

Where am I..
This day I am at the Irish Roots Cafe in the back room, chatting
with you as we go along. For some shows, members of the
Irish Roots Cafe house band may come along. (We are
preparing for the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival for the
next two weeks.) That can add a fiddle or mandolin and
more to the show.) I also do these streaming video shows
at other spots in the community, like pubs and house parties.

Todays Plan
I will try three traditional Irish songs concerning
County Kerry, and chat a bit as we go along.
The three songs, in three different styles are,

1. The Accursed Kerryman (in Irish)

2. The Rambling Kerryman (in English)

3. Days of the Kerry Dancing.

There you have it. If you like what you see
or hear you can even leave a small tip, but
that is totally optional.

I may try some genealogy related broadcasts too,
depending on your requests, so feel free to pass
on any ideas. There is no limit to what this
streaming video can do.

Mike O’Laughlin

P.S. here is our event page on Facebook too:

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News and Notes on Genealogy, Song, Fests

St. Louis County Library (Missouri)
Now holds all of our Irish books currently in print,
that includes genealogy books on every Irish county,
and our reprints of the Annals of Ireland, etc…
A great resource for all as noted in our earlier blog.

Worlds Largest 3 Day Irish Fest, Dublin, Ohio
We’ve been exhibiting and consulting at this fest
for 15 years. I will be there this year at the
genealogy tent, with our books and display. We will
also be performing old style Irish song, as the
Irish Roots Cafe house band on Fri. and Sat. at 10.30,
in Irish (as gaeilge) and English. August 1 to 3.
Both of our locations are next to City Hall, the band
is in the ceili tent, right next to the genealogy tent.
Do stop by, find your ancestors and sing along with us.
The Dublin Irish Festival page

The Irish Roots Cafe house band on Facebook

Louisville Irish Fest Sept. 27, 28
We expect to be returning to the Louisville Irish
Fest this year, at Bellarmine University, to expanded
headquarters. Good to hear things are growing and
we look forward to setting up and consulting with all
the folks there on family history. Louisville has been
very hospitable to us, and they treat visitors very well
in that town, based on our experience.

My Live online streaming video this Friday
You can Chat and Sing with me from my living room at the
Irish Roots Cafe Friday at 3 oclock Central time, 4 oclock EDT.
That would be 9 pm if you are in Ireland, I think.
All you need is the standard computer with a camera,
they will easily show you what button to push, and
you can pay what you want. You can even press the ‘tip’
button if you want, but that is totally optional.

I will share a few old style songs, in Irish
and English, and will start off with a couple from
County Kerry, Ireland. You can remain quiet in
the background, or type in a message as we go along.
All very informal and friendly. check it out here

Facebook Event Page

That is it for now. Will update you on the
Kansas City area sean nós events we held in
April and June as soon as I get the chance…

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
The Irish Roots Cafe house band
The Irish Genealogical Foundation

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