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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):
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Irish Song and Recitation Festival at the Irish Roots Cafe #17

Todays Chat and Sing with Emily Wyatt:

Emily Wyatt will perform on the Harp for us today.
Emily has been awarded the O’Carolan certificate
for best new performer at this years Irish Song
and Recitation festival.

The song for the day is ‘Molly Malone’
well known for
generations in Ireland and America. We are not quite
sure of Mollys true identity, or if she is a composite
creation of myth and song. This song is sometimes
said to be the anthem for the City of Dublin, and a
statue in Mollys honor stands in that ‘fair city’ to this day.

You will also hear some of the works by the famous
Irish harpist, Turlough O’Carolan as interpreted by
Ms. Wyatt.  Note also the tune of O’Keanes Lament,
with ties perhaps to Russia and Ireland !

Our thanks to Emily for participating in the festival,
and for appearing on this podcast..

Listen to this Chat & Sing episode here on Monday:

Length of todays show: 17:31

This is The second season
of the Song and Recitation Festival.

We also reserve space for you to ‘phone it in’
if you missed the festival in person.  If you
have an Irish tune or recitation that has a
special meaning or memory for you, then
phone it in.  Drop me a line from our web page
at  phone  816-256-3360
We can all learn a bit from each other I think….
Listen to the Chat & Sing episodes here:

or on iTunes from our podcast providers page at:

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