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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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Irish House band repeat performance (gaeilge)

One of a Kind performance
We’ve just started the Irish Roots Cafe
house band this year. In March we
gave the first all Irish language
shows in our area of the midwest.
(Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,
and Arkansas).

Lawrence Activities
One our first shows was in Lawrence, Kansas
(home of KU and the jayhawks!).
Well, we’ve been called for a repeat
performance on Sept. 15, 2013 at
the Granada Theatre there.

Free Session too
An Irish session has started in Lawrence
of late, with musicians gathering at
Henrys on Sundays. Our performance is
on a Sunday too, so we plan to make a day
of it, and invite you to come along.
It is a one of a kind way to enjoy and
support the Irish tradition in Song.

Our Facebook event page
We hope some in this area of the states
will come and hear our performance and
support the development of our band.
You can keep updated and even sign up
for the event on Facebook here:

Band Members
Megan Illidge will be with us this time,
on the mandolin, fully recovered from surgery!
Stevie Wilson will return in full bloom
on the fiddle. (all of us do vocals).
Mike O’Laughlin (myself) will return as well,
with Sean Nós vocals and percussion.
We’ll have a guest performer on guitar.

Promise Clutter, and Laura Rhodes (dancer), are also
slated to appear, with specifics to come.

Reserve a spot today
This is a one of a kind chance to enjoy an old
style (Sean Nós), and traditional song show
completely in Irish. So come along and help
us make some history in Lawrence, KS on Sept. 15.
Doors open at 5:00. We need your support to
continue with our old style Irish performances.

Free entry to carpool drivers, and ticket
discount available from our Facebook page.
Irish musicians session is free as well.
Book it now and we’ll make a day of it for you !!!

All Support is Welcome
Hope to see you there, and let me know if you
can make it in support of Irish song & culture !

-Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Irish Genealogical Foundation

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