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Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Roots Cafe Free Videos Now Uploaded
One of our projects for 2015 is to upload 100
of our 300 recordings to YouTube. We have added all 3 of
our traditional Irish song albums, and now have the
20 KC Irish History shows uploaded for the first time.
A few of the episodes were recorded by phone, and it
took a few shows to understand the art of recording
interviews. All in all, it is the first ethnic
compilation of its kind for Kansas City, and the
interviews may hold a few surprises for you.

More to come
We will continue to add to our Genealogy videos on
YouTube, as well as song and recitation. We have a
few selections I recorded on Savannah, Georgia and
on the Irish Wilderness settlement ready to go.
Below is a link to the Kansas City Irish Shows now
on YouTube…

The History of the Irish in Kansas City, all 20 shows uploaded for you.
click below for this series on YouTube


1) Kansas City Irish History. Founding Fathers
2) Mike Burke, Early KC, Pendergas prosecution, Canada to KC
3) With Kerry Browne and Brownes Browne’s Irish Marketplace​
4) Chuck Haddix​, Marr Sound Archives, politics, Ozarks, Fish Fry…
5) Scartaglen, Dave Brown, 80’s music revival
6) Walsh, Pendergas era, Dancers, Picnics, Families
7) O’Malley, Nelly Don, The Mob, Donegal lawsuit
8) The 1980’s, Harlings, Hibernians, The St.Patricks Parade
9) Liverpool Irish to KC, Heritage and Religion, comparisons
10) Peter Adams​ the Kansas side and more….
11) Pat O’Neill, Fr. Donnelly, Kansas City Irish Fest, Bottoms Up.
12) Pete Maher​, KC Irish Newspapers, founder and editor
13) The Lone Piper, Joseph ‘Jodi’ Watson
14) First Dance Group, 80’s McNally, Clanna Eireann Celtic Dancers​
15) Sheehan’s Irish Imports​ Peggy Sheehan, German neighbors, famine
16) Mahoney of Cork, Dancers
17) Marrying Irish, red hair, kilts, business
18) The Irish Center of Kansas City​, activities, 1984…2007
19) History, Parades, Legend
20) uploading….

All shows recorded by Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe with www.Irishroots.com

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Irish Language Song www.Irishroots.com
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Seachtaine na Gaeilge from Kansas City
Its that time of year again, Irish Language week,
which runs from March 1 – 17 these days I believe.

View Irish Language Songs on YouTube, click below
My song videos in the Irish includes those named below.
The National Anthem, Were you at the Rock aka an raibh tu ar angCarraig,
Bean Phaidin, Coonla, Lament of the 3 Marys, Roisin Dubh, Sadhbh Ni Bhruenuallagh,
The Accursed Kerryman, The Apple, Slan agus Beannacht,
Oro Se do bhaithe bhaile, Si do mhaimeo i

The song videos above are taken from my three albums
(found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CDBaby shown below)
CDBaby song album 1 Irish Song. trad & sean nos. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin

CDBaby album 2 Irish Old style. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin3

CDBaby album 3 Ireland by Land and Sea. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeolaughlin1

Local Celebrations
This year our appearances with songs in Irish
included a March 1 webcast on concert window,
Irish Dinner in Gladstone MO, Irish Dinner in
Louisburg KS, and a special Gaelic Mass in
Kansas City. Several appearances were on the
official Seachtaine na Gaeilge calendar.

The Seachtaine na gaeilge folks support
the use of Irish in any way possible,
no matter how much or how little you may
be able to speak. This is what it takes
to involve everyone in the movement.

About Mike OLaughlin
Mike is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored
12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books,
40 CD’s/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series’, and 1,000
articles. OLaughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors,
including ‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ and
‘The Irish Book of Arms’ (60 works in all). His web pages
have tallied over 100 million visitors.

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