Irish Music Masters Workshop; Irish Song Festival Updates

Irish Song and Music Notes
From the Irish Roots Cafe at
With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin

Todays News, Notes, and Updates

1) Irish Music Masters Workshop on November 6.
Come to begin or expand your skills !
Fiddle;  Song
(Admission includes two sessions of your choice
on any of the above. You can pick one morning/one afternoon if you like ! )

Irish Music Masters Workshop
Back by popular demand!
Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Come learn the basics, or take your skills to the next level. Featured instruments include the Irish bodhran, tinwhistle/flute and fiddle, as well as Irish singing. Workshop ends with performances by instructors Turlach Boylan, Connie Dover, Doug Goodhart and Christa Kelly Scott.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, Irish Center
All programs will be held at The Irish Center, located on the lower level of Union Station. For further information about these programs and other classes and activities at The Irish Center, visit

2) Irish Song Fest now being broadcast.
List of songs and artists, possible new entries.
Three songs broadcast to date. (see below).

Song Fest Update:
Sean Nós old style Irish Song fest – update:

Top 10 Sean Nós Finalists
We have 6 songs in Irish/3 in English/1 instrumental.
From Ireland; Connecticut; Arkansas; Missouri; and
Kansas, with some interesting interpretations.

Completed and available on our web page:
* opening show: ‘Sadhbh Ni  Bhruinneallaigh’ (Mike)
1)  Peneleapaí with ‘The Leaving of Limerick’.
2)  Renata with  ‘Were You At the Rock”
(An Raibh Tú ar a gCarraig )
3) Skibereen (Mike)

Still to come:
4) Karen with ‘Red is the Rose’ w/bodhran  (next up !)
5) Liza with instrumental ‘An Poc Ar Buile’  (the Mad Puck Goat)
6)  Mike with ‘The Old Claddagh Ring’  (Joe Heaney style)
7)  Mike with ‘Roisin Dubh’  (in Irish – Joe Heaney style)
8)  Harpin’ Hank Hogan with ‘Dilan O’ Deamhas’ (as Gaeilge)
9)  Peneleapaí with ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ (as Gaeilge / in Irish).
10)  Renata with “Ar Bruacha na Laoí”
11) ‘Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh’ ( Open Group Finale )

Two new additional entries are pending on approval.

3) Irish Song sessions forming for Fall. (contact me)


My home page on Sean Nós Song:

Facebook event page for this Song festival:

Join up on our Sean Nós fan page on Facebook:!/group.php?gid=117709528260564

Listen to the complete ‘Irish Song’ broadcast series here:

Hope you’ll be singing or listening in, to season 3,
on the Irish Song and Recitation Festival !

The Irish Roots Cafe has 7 Broadcast series, including :

The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
Irish Song and recitation
Irish Family History and genealogy
Irish Family History photo enhanced with links.

All available on the iTunes Irish provider page (click below):
Contact Us

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Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
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Kansas City, Missouri 64116
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About Mike

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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