Top Traditional Irish Song Album 2013 , Irish Genealogy Warning

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Top Traditional Irish Song Album for 2013

How I Made the Short List
Here is an update on our Irish Language Band and
my first album, given some notice on Tradconnect..

From Genealogist to Sean Nos Singer
It all started with genealogy; writing and publishing
books and CDs in the cause of connecting with my
family history, and helping others do so.

My Irish families fault
One day I realized that for some 2000 years my
family could communicate in Irish gaelic, and
now, here I am, not knowing how to speak to
my own gr grandfather in our native tongue.

Starting from scratch
I sat forth 5 years ago to learn the language
through song, for I had not enough years or
help to become a ‘native’ speaker, or even close.
So then, here is my first album, in Irish and
English, on the shortlist for Trad. Irish song
album of 2013.

The album
Number 7 on the list is Michael OLaughlin,
Irish Song, Traditional and Sean Nos
. You
can take a listen to all the entries, it is
interesting to see the styles, and the different
talents involved.

Here are the top contenders
The following is the shortlist for Irish Traditional Album of Song 2013.
11 sample songs from these 11 albums are shown on Tradconnect

Bernadette Morris, All The Ways You Wander
Cathy Maguire, Ireland in Song
Colleen Raney, Here This Is Home
Kevin O Donnell, Deep is The Well
Mary Dillon, North
Michael OLaughlin, Irish Song, Traditional and Sean Nos
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ar Uair Bhig an Lae, The Small Hours
Niamh Dunne, Portraits
Paddy Homan, The Hard Way Home
Vincent Doherty, The High Walls of Derry

You can vote for your favorite from a link on the above page,
or by going here

Listen and even Vote on Tradconnect
“As shown above, Mikes first album (also featuring Stevies solo)
is on the top 10 list for the best ‘Irish Traditional Album of Song’
in 2013. Awarded by Tradconnect, out of Dublin, Ireland.”
Meanwhile,the band is working on its first album for 2014 and we
are playing for dinners and breakfasts and Irish language events.
(be sure to check us out if you need some Irish entertainment)

Our Thanks to Tradconnect for serving the community
of Traditional Irish musicians worldwide

Family Researchers beware
You never know where it will lead you.

All the best of family history and song to you.
Mike OLaughlin

P.S. All readers of my column are invited to our
Sean Nos old style traditional singer and dancer
gathering in Kansas City, focused around April 25, 2014.

P.S.S. If you like my album, you can buy a song or a whole album here, all support appreciated

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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