Pack the Genealogy Van; Record your Sean Nós song now

Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at

Show 164
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Record your Old Style Irish Song, launching
2)   Searching For: Phelan, Murphy, Fitzpatrick, McDonough
3)   Note on packing for an Irish festival after 12 years.
( our format is a bit jumbled today, as we are catching
up after returning from the Dublin Festival)

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Total Time: 25:50

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Book of the Month:

1)  County Antrim, Ireland, genealogy & family history notes.
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)  Welcome new member Amy Malina of Elk Grove, IL
Looking for Thomas Phelan and Ann Murphy from Queens
Co. whose children William, Theresa, Maggie, Annie and
Joseph came to Chicago in 1880’s.

2)Welcome new member Kathleen Swepson of Meldale, Australia.
Fitzpatrick of Derryvoney, Belturbet, Co. Cavan and Clones,
Co. Monaghan. Cosgrove of Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh.

3) Welcome new member Mary Erdman of Orefield, PA.
McDonough and Laverty emigrated to Philadelphia in late 1890’s.
Not sure about McCaffrey’s of Pittsburgh, PA.

4) Welcome new member Amanda McGough of Birmingham, AL.
Looking for Mathew McGough b.Ire 1832. His father was Patrick
McGough and mother was Mary maybe Malone or Melune.
Mathew worked in Belfast at Barney Hughes bakery and imm. to
U.S. in 1850’s.

5) Philip Tanner of Sylvania, OH., your Families of Co. Cork shipped.

6) Caroline Miller of Busselton, Australia, your Tyrone and Donegal
genealogy books have shipped.

7) Joseph Burke of Odenton, MD, welcome as a new member.
The Burke family in ‘Billinasloe’ Co. Galway, Ireland.

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Old Style Irish Songs being recorded now.

Sing your song for broadcast, and help promote the old
style Irish way of singing !  Beginners and advanced.
Grand Champion to be announced.

You can find out more on the Irish Song fest here:

the official audio announcement is here:

In a nutshell, we are inviting folks from all over the
world to share a song with us in Sean Nós – that’s the
old style Irish song, originally sung in Irish, solo !

Today we will accept Sean Nós styled song in the English
language – well, in any language.  You can find out more
about it in the links above.  (It’s all for free and for fun).

We can record you singing the song and then put it on
our broadcast, and maybe even do an interview…

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Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.

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Mike is the worlds most published author in his field, with over 40 books, 700 articles, two newsletters, a blog, 200 podcasts and 170 videos. He also publishes rare books like "The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters" and Keatings "History of Ireland". Mike also sings in the Irish (Gaeilge) Language, with 3 albums to his credit. Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry and also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He has led tours to Ireland and maintains a 3,000 volume Irish library.
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