The Irish Roots Cafe
Full List of Genealogy and History Published

On Display with the Author and Publisher
On display Feb. 15 at Browne’s Irish Marketplace
starting at 1 oclock will be 35 years of Books and Discs
from Mike OLaughlin. Yes, the worlds most published
author in his field, Mike will be on hand to answer
questions on Genealogy, DNA, his Irish Hedge School,
and upcoming Irish sean nos gathering.
(He has authored over 60 books, 300 Irish podcasts in 6
fields of study, 8 CDs and DVDs, 50 videos, streaming
broadcasts, and 1,000 articles as columnist, commentator,
newsletter publisher and blogger, since 1978.)

The upcoming Sean Nos gathering
This is also the perfect time to find out about
the sean nos gathering, which will in part, be
held at the same location on April 25, 2014. The
gathering will include pub sessions and deli sessions
for starters. Those familiar with sean nos will be
on hand to acquaint you with it (most do not know
about Irish old style (sean nos). Dance instructors
are flying in and old style singers will be on hand.
All are welcome to these public events.
Those who can sing a song in Irish (gaeilge) are
wanted to participate in sessions. Same for old
style Irish dancers. (well, all Irish dancers…)

My CDs and DVDs
My CDs and DVDs will be on hand on Feb 15. I produced
them for the Irish Hedge School and my
Traditional Irish and Sean Nós Song CD.
By the way the last CD just made the shortlist
for Traditional Irish Song CD of 2013 on Tradconnect.
Go here to vote for it or another if you wish.

Irish Roots Cafe CDs, DVDs
1) Return to Irish Roots (DVD) 2010, with Peter Adams.
2) Irish Song and Recitation (CD) 2011. Various artists with KC History.
3) Hedge School History of Ireland (CD) 2011. with Peter Adams
4) Hello Fada, curious notes on Irish language. (CD) 2011
5) Missouri Irish (CD) 2011 ( audio version of the book)
6) Irish Genealogy, tips from Mike O’Laughlin (CD) 2011
7) Irish Video Shorts. (DVD) 2011
8) Irish Song Traditional and Sean Nos (CD album) (2013)

All Ireland County Genealogy Books
35 volumes.
The Master family history volume for all families is
The Book of Irish Families great and small.
Then, I have written books on each Irish county in
Ireland and Northern Ireland, focused on family
history and discovering your roots in Ireland.
This set of Books has 35 volumnes, all will be
on hand on Feb. 15 at Brownes.

Rare History and Heraldry Books I’ve Published
1. Keatings History of Ireland. 3 v set. (O’Mahoney ed.)
2. The Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters 2 v. set (Connellan tr.)
3. The Conquest of Ireland-Plantation in Ulster.4v set (by Hill).
4. The Irish Book of Arms in color and black and white (OLaughlin)
5. The Missouri Irish. KC, St. Louis, Irish Wilderness. (OLaughlin)
6. The Scottish Macs. (reprint)
7. The 1659 surname census of Ireland. (editor)
8. The 1890 Birth Index of Ireland (surname locator).
9. Passengers from Ireland. (ed. short extracts)
10. Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland (reprint)
11. Surnames in Ireland (surname maps by Ed Kneafsey, or Neafsey)
12.The Poetry and Song of Ireland (John Boyle OReilly)
13. King James Irish Army List.
14.Irish Knighthoods. (Marmion)
Titles in Irish and English
15. Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many. (ed. O’Donovan)
16. Tribes and Customs of Hy Fiachrach (ed. O’Donovan)
17. The Ortelius Map of Ireland.
18. Heraldic Poster from the Irish Book of Arms

Other Research Aids
1. Irish Families on the California Trail.(OLaughlin)
2. Mac, Mc and O. Study of Irish names. (OLaughlin)
3. The Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland. (Cronnelly)
4. The Master Atlas and Book of Irish Placenames. (OLaughlin)
5. The Master Book of Irish Surnames. (OLaughlin) OOP
6. The Complete Book of Irish Family Names. (OLaughlin) OOP
(I have about 10 more but they are not in print today)

First Full Display
The above should give you an idea of the books and CDs on
hand. This will be the first full display of my books
ever made (although we do display many at Dublin, Ohio
and Louisville, KY., Irish fests each year.)
Stop by and say hello… he’ll stay till everyone else goes..

All of my books are at: and many are
also handled by

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The Irish Roots Cafe
A gathering of Irish in KC this April

Sean Nos Gathering
Come April 25, this year, there will be a gathering of sean nos singers, dancers, musicians, listeners, enthusiasts and fans. It is a peoples movement, intended to introduce many folks to the old style. In fact, most people in the Heart of America do not know what sean nos is. We are going to change that, on a zero budget, with real life experience, with a pub session or two, and a Deli session, for starters.

Free and Fun
So mark your calendar, and plan to visit Kansas City, MO. Yes, good old KC in April. While you’re there, drop in and share what you know, or learn a bit. You could even volunteer to guide a pub session in dance or song or music, and feel free to promote yourself or your events. These will be public venues, not formal workshops, as it now stands. No big fee to attend, it’s sort of a do it yourself set up, with a few folks around to guide you on your way. We could use a sponsor for some nifty T shirts for the 2014 sean nos gathering, bound to be a coveted collectors item.

Local and Out of Town
Come on along, especially from out of town, let us know you’re coming, we can add local sessions. We’ve got a grand couple of sean nos dance instructors flying in already. I can help with sean nos song, and many more folks lining up right now…

Beginners and Curious are Welcome
Be it 100 or 1000 participants, it will be a mighty meeting in KC this April…. no charge for sessions.

Here is the event page on FB, your lifeline to the event.

Mike OLaughlin since 1978
Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School

p.s. Please do respond if this sounds like a fun, if unconventional event.

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