Posts Tagged “Sean Nos” Song Sessions Feb 2016
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Songs In Irish (gaeilge) and English

Two Irish Song Sessions, old style
We have two upcoming events, both are informal
and small, and all are welcome. We will be singing
in Irish and English, and you are welcome to listen,
or to learn, or to sing a long. Its the 6th year for me…
and part of our early Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 celebrations.

Feb 6 at the Celtic Ranch in Weston, Missouri.
From 2 in the afternoon till 3 or 4 most likely.
We will also be practicing songs for Oro se…You are welcome home.
404 Main St, Weston, MO 64098
Celtic Ranch phone 816 640-2881

Feb 13 at Brownes Irish Marketplace
3300 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO
From 12 to 2 or so in the afternoon.
We assume food will be available as normal by Brownes.
We will also be practicing songs for Oro se…You are welcome home.
Brownes Marketplace phone 816 561-0030

Our event page link for both these sessions is below

Brought to you by the Celtic Ranch, the Irish Roots Cafe,
Brownes Irish Market and a few Clanna Eireanne dancers
that will be singing, and more…
This is acoustic, with songs from sean nos to tin pan alley.
Musicians and singers welcome. Some of the songs that might be
on our list are below to give you an idea of possibilities.

National Anthem of Ireland in Irish and English.
Gaol ise gaoli Scottish waulking song
Si do mhaimeo i sean nos, wedding song
Brian Borus March session tune
Irish Need Not Apply
Dear Old Donegal
When Irish Eyes are smiling tin pan alley
Oro Se… from the show we may also be rehearsing roughly

This is the first Blog of the Year for me, thanks for sticking
with the Irish Roots Cafe. Next up will be a summary of what
else we are up too..

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Genealogy aid books on every county in Ireland
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
since 1978

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Trivia Test Results. Irish Language dates

Our Trivia Test
The Irish Roots Cafe house band played last
week, and we set up the Irish trivia contest.
The previous year I also prepared the trivia
test, but a few folks thought it might be too
easy, so this year I took it up a notch…
a big notch it seems..

The Questions
Well, there were 50 questions, and the high
score was 14 correct out of the 50. Here is
a question I prepared. I knew it would fool
a few, but it even got the historians…
How many leaves are on a lucky Shamrock…

King James Irish Army List described
One of our books nearing sellout

Not one correct answer. I will only tell you
that there is no difference between a lucky
Shamrock and a normal Shamrock.

Luckily, one person knew what country the Irish
got their flag from, and most knew where the
Cliffs of Moher were. Other than that it was
a low rate of positive responses, including
the location of the Lee and Liffey rivers.

Next time
Next year I will have a two part quiz. 20 easy
questions, like the colors of the Irish flag,
and then 5 hard questions. We’ll give a prize
for who ever does best on each one. It’s the
only way to keep everyone happy…

The house band
Meanwhile, the band is keeping Irish language
week in full force with a nice selection of
songs in Irish gaeilge. We of course, still
balance out the show with English language
songs, unless otherwise requested.

Here is our current schedule
Irish Language week(s) Seachtain na Gaeilge
March 15. Louisburg, KS, March 15, Irish Dinner 6:00
March 17, Californos in Westport. 11:30 to 1:00
March 17, Conroys Public House, 2:00 to 5:00
April 23, Irish gathering in Weston at the Celtic Ranch
April 24, Session to be announced
April 25, Irish gathering in KC at Brownes Irish Market
April 26, House session to be announced
April 27,(closing event.
June 14, 15, Scottish Highland Games, Riverside, Missouri
Aug. 30, KIrksviille, MO, Harvest Festival Fundraiser

Remember to support the rare books that
we publish and author. It keeps the
wheels turning for everything at

My Next Entry will be on
The Sean Nos gathering, calling singers, dancers and students.
Final details being arranged… Be There..
We’ll also be teaching folks to sing the chorus to an Irish
language song….so stay tuned to our events

Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
The Irish Roots Cafe house band

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