Oldest Irish Song & oldest Irish Business in America Unite

Browne’s Irish Marketplace with Irish Roots Cafe house band
breaking news from the Irish Roots Cafe at Irishroots.com

See live footage from this weekend:
2013 Video at Browne’s with Irish language song performance
(Stevie Davis – Megan Illidge – Mike O’Laughlin)

March 10, 2013 – Browne’s Irish Market, 7:20 am
For those who have not heard, the oldest Irish business
in North America is located at Browne’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
(see detailed links below for podcasts and details on Browne’s).
Browne’s remains at the heart of the Irish community today
in Kansas City, with a deli; gift shop; and annual Irish Street fair !

(see video above) This morning Browne’s patrons gathered for
traditional Irish Breakfast along with Irish dance and song.
Entertainment included the Irish Roots Cafe house band, a
group with a focus on the oldest of Irish songs, in the
Sean Nós tradition (old style). This style of song is most often
sung solo, with distinctive ornamentation.
Their songs, in the Irish language, date back several centuries,
and are rarely heard. The group alos includes fiddle, mandolin,
and bodhran for other traditional tunes and songs.

For more information on Browne’s; the Irish Roots Cafe band;
and The Irish in Missouri, I have included our links below:

More information on Browne’s Irish Marketplace
Since 1887, the oldest Irish business in North America located
in the heart of Kansas City. We offer Irish food and unique Irish
imports in addition.
3300 Pennsylvania Ave  Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-0030

My audio podcasts on Browne’s Irish Market:

More Information on the Irish Roots Cafe house band
Appearing this Saturday March 16 at the Celtic Ranch in Weston, Missouri and
on the 23rd March at the Granada in Lawrence, Kansas.
Band page On Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe

Band page at Irishroots.com

More Missouri Irish information in print and video:
Missouri Irish Book (softcover) and more videos
Missouri Irish “>Missouri Irish

Missouri Irish Audio Book edition:
as read by Molly Nickle

The Missouri Irish.
This is THE collection of facts, history, legend and photographs.
The first book ever published on the Irish in Missouri with 75
illustrations, maps, photographs, extracts and sketches, The
Murphy Wagon, Genealogy, Politics, The Kerry Patch and more.
The story of the Irish in Missouri from the 1700’s to the great
famine of the 1840’s to the 21st century. It is the story of the
Irish in America as never told before !

Full chapters on the following topics are included:
Kansas City;
St. Louis;
St. Joseph & Buchanaan County;
The Famine Irish;
The St. Patricks Day Parades;
The Irish Wilderness and Iron Mountain Railroad; and
Irish Immigration and distribution, with statistics.

This is a premier work on the Irish in America, by the most
published author in the field.

Table of Contents Part One
1770 – 1884. Irish Settlers in the Spanish Regime…
Indian Mounds and Tara Hills.
Immigration…Religious Ties and Conflicts…
West vs. East …
The First Irish-American Settlement in the Bois Brule Bottom.

Part Two
1804 – 1900. The First Irish Americans
Pioneer Journalists … Mexican War … Steamboat Irish … Indian War
…The Famine Irish … Murphy’s Wagon replaced by the
Railroad … Slavery … Civil War Irish.

Part Three
Irish Immigration and Distribution
Irish Settlements in Missouri … City vs. Farm .. Population by County
… Irish Settlements …O’Fallon Missouri … Donnybrook …
Moving on from Missouri

Part Four
The Irish in the Cities.
Saint Louis… Brady & McKnight … O’Connor… Mullanphy ..
The Kerry Patch … Kansas City…. First Newspaper …
Father Bernard Donnelly … The first Irish in Kansas City …
The History of the St. Patricks Day Parade …
The Shamrock Society … A.O.H. St. Joseph and Buchanan County…
On the overland trail

Part Five
The Irish Wilderness Settlement
Rev. J.J. Hogan … Lifestyle … Chillicothe … Brookfield … Ripley
and Oregon Counties … Iron Mountain Railroad.

Part Six
My Irish American Heritage.
The Sullivans, Donahues, Buckleys, Irish American Development.

List of Illustrations
Alexander Doniphan
Alexander McNair
Alexander O’Reilly, commander
Archbishop Kenrick
Barney Carney married Arrah Wanna
‘Bess’ Donahue
Brownes Irish Market
Clanna Eireann
Clanna Eireann Dancers
Cole Camp Parade
Dance & Pipe Champions
Dennis Sullivan
Dred Scott
First Brick House
First Cultural Center
First Government House
Founding Patrons of Irish Center
Fr. Bernard Donnelly, Kansas City
Friends of Irish Freedom Certificate
God in the Hills
Hogan (Catholic)
Hogan (Methodist)
IACC Grand Opening
Irish Music in 1915
Irish Newspapers (The Shamrock, Irish Focus, Irish Life)
Irish Patch, Kansas City
Irish Roots Cafe
Iron Mountain Workers
J. Murphy & Sons Wagon reciept
James McDonough
John B. Sullivan
John Mullanphy, first Millionaire
John O’Fallon
John T. Buckley
Joseph Charless
Joseph Charless, Jr
The Murphy Wagon
Kansas Public Ledger
Kate ‘Smith’ on Trial
Kerry Patch (recent)
Kerry Patch Map
Kerry Patch Resident
Mary Ellen Sullivan
Michael Sullivan, Railroad worker
Missouri Gazette
Missouri Gazette 1818
Missouri Preachers
Missouri Republican Building
St. Patricks Day Parade Festivities
Patrick Griffen of the Irish Wilderness
Phelim O’Toole, St. Louis Hero
Prominent Celtic Americans
Railroad Line on the map
Sacred Indian Mound
Scartaglen, the band
St. Louis & San Fran RR

Extracts from Erin Benevolent Assoc;
Advertisements from 1808 onwards;
Irish American Firsts;
Genealogy Tips;
Historic Broadcasts on Missouri Irish;
Oldest Irish business;
Original Clanna Eireann Dancers;
Cultural Center Grand Opening;
Parade Festivities;
Champion Piper and Dancer;
Cole Camp Parade;
St. Louis Irish groups today;
Kansas City Irish groups today.

About the book
Early Work by O’Laughlin This is a specially commissioned
limited Patrons’ issue, originally published in 1984, now
expanded and updated for the first time ever. (You can
learn more about the author in the Irish Roots Cafe at
Irishroots.com). Surname index; list of sources and
75 illustrations; Names of early settlers and settlements; and
extracts from old books and newspapers containing full
names of those involved are included. softcover only.
Full color cover. Full 6” x 9” size. 264 pages.
(available at www.Irishroots.com and amazon.com)

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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