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Finding Sean Nos Irish Song,Dance
Irish Roots Cafe 2017 Launch

Irish Old Style Song and Dance
We have begun 2017 with a new program
for our hedge school featuring Irish Song
and dance. The launch begins with a show
or session including the following:

Jim Windels – Flute and Sing
Kieran Markey – Dance and Sing
Mike O’Laughlin -English, Irish (Gaeilge) vocals

Beginners Introduction
This program centers on an introduction
to sean nós or ‘old style’ singing and
dancing. Few people are truly acquainted
with this art. Old style, as we use the
term is not modern western song – perfected
in the studio with many rules of production
or a cast of 100’s.

Old style is just that, the old way, acoustic.
Before electrified speakers, radio and hollywood.
In its pure form it is one of the few bits of
surviving Irish history through the centuries.
This is our interpretation of course, and
we think you will find it of merit. Both Irish
and English language songs are included, along
with bits of history that relate.

Dance Notes
We include the Irish broom dance and the
barrel dance as well as some steps that show
what is not sean nos, by way of contrast.

Learn a song chorus in Irish
Yes, even if you speak no Irish, you can learn
to sing a simple chorus in Irish, as an intro
to the Irish language experience. We show
you how to do that too.. Consider it a tribute
to your ancestors.

Examples in Irish
You can find several old style and sean nós
songs on my YouTube page click below.

Video Launch on YouTube
Below is our launch video introducing our traveling
show or session for your entertainment,
released 3 days ago. Take a listen in support
of ‘Irish Old Style’…

Consider adding this session or show
to your next event.

Mike OLaughlin
Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, MO 64116

P.S. The Irish Roots Cafe festival schedule
for this year includes Dublin, Ohio and Louisville, KY.
Stay tuned for details…

P.S.S. We may have our 2nd Irish Old Style gathering
this year near Kansas City. Let me know if you are interested in
helping out, participating, or attending…

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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
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The Irish Genealogical Foundation
since 1978

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