Posts Tagged “Sligo”

Irish Roots Cafe Advance Shownotes #205.
With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin.

Listen in to Todays Topics:
1. Celtic Tenor sings Swahili in Kenya
2. Meatloaf and Opera mixed
3. Sofa Singers with Cathy Jordan
4. Sean Nós Fiddler
5. Aids Orphans, Machete attacks
6. Wexford Carols
7. Protestant/Catholic/North and South

Listen to all of our podcasts at www.Irishroots.com
We have three types of podcasts:
1) Free for all  2) archived (fee)  3) Member podcasts
___________________________________________________
Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com

This Weeks Audio Total Time: 26:30

Our Enhanced Irish Family History podcast #205 with
photos and links will be found here when posted:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/103/156/

Complete audio only podcast #205 will be posted here:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
—————————————————————–
Shownotes: A Celtic Tenor Speaks

Our special interview today is with James Nelson.
James says his name could be translated as
Seamus McNeil.  He is one of the three  ‘Celtic Tenors’
on tour in the U.S. this fall. Their web page is here:
www.CelticTenors.com

Belfast and Sligo Roots
His family ties run back to Bangor, near Belfast,
in Northern Ireland, and then into County Sligo.
He is 100% Irish by declaration and in fact !
His mother was from Bangor and moved
to County Sligo in Southern Ireland.  She was a
McClure (sp?), but he never got to know her side
of the family due to the troubles and move.

Pronouncing Irish Names
James also chides me a bit for the pronunciation
of my own name. Can you imagine that !  For sure
it was my grandfather who let ‘O’Loglin’ be changed
to ‘O’Loflin’ in sound.  Well, I say it’s the letter ‘h’
that softens the letter ‘g’ in front of it, and thats the
way it was on the frontier….

New Found Harmony
The group would never have been singing together
just a few years back.  What a combination, a
Northern Irish Protestant; A Southern Irish
Protestant; and an Irish Catholic !  Things are
changing.
Speaking of harmony, these guys can’t stop singing.
Take a listen to this casual video, with the trio sitting
on the sofa in blue jeans, harmonizing with
Cathy Jordan to ‘Eileen Aroon’ :
http://youtu.be/yHTkFlrQBd8

Types of Song
We hear that it’s not just opera, but Abba and
Meatloaf and the Beatles, as well as folk and
choral music in their backgrounds.
I had to ask about ‘Sean Nós’ or old style Irish
song, since I have been working with that.  Jim
studied the same at University College Dublin,
and quickly notes a Sean Nós fiddler, as well
as Wexford Carols, with words in English but
with Sean Nós music.

Singin’ Swahili from Kenya
A very moving project it is.  These children
are orphans of parents who died from aids
in Africa.  It’s one of the projects James is
helping to fund, and the album helps to promote.
There is even a song in Swahili on their album.
I sneakily asked for a Swahili song during the
podcast, which is totally unfair.  But for the
cause, we got a quick phrase !
By the way, James personally sees that the funds
are properly delivered for secondary school fees
when he travels to Kenya.

Song Brings Solace
The children love to sing, which I imagine would
help them triumph for a moment over things like
scars from machete attacks and being orphaned.
Here is a video of the children in song at
Cheryl’s Children Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya:
on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/UcOn1XVKNkw
Home Page:    www.Cherylshome.org

‘Feels Like Home’
The above is the title of the new album, and Jim
says it is a feel good album for the recession and
sales will help those in desperate need.

Meet Up
I’ll be meeting up with the ‘Celtic Tenors’ on the
10th of December in Lawrence at their concert.
They’ll also be singing in: Texas; Nebraska;
Kansas; Connecticut; New Jersey; and Ottawa….
They plan to hit the west coast in March.
I wish them well and do suggest that you listen
to the podcast for the entire scoop.  This blog
contains just a few notes from the chat.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here are todays Magnificent 7, for whom we give thanks !

1) Welcome new member Deborah Ann McWilliams of
Quebec, Canada.
I would like to know where my gr grandfather was born,
I know he was born about 1816 in Ireland, and also
when he left and came to Canada.

2) Welcome member Maudeen Wachsmith of Port
Townsend, WA., researching Neilan.

3) Denise Foley of Oreland, PA, Your Wexford genealogy
and family history notes has shipped !

4) Mary McKeown of North Commons, Co. Louth, Ireland
Your County Kilkenny genealogy book has shipped

5) William A. Reid of Birmingham, AL,
welcome as a new member. (searching Reid ?)

6) Dr. Gearald P. Reardon of Halifax, N.S., Canada
Your Families of County Cork book has shipped.

7) Sean O’Keefe of Commerce Twp, MI. your genealogy
books on County Cork, Ireland and Irish Families
have shipped !
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

More Links for todays show:

Celtic Tenors Facebook Fan Page
https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17598984400

Cheryl’s Children Sing at Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/UcOn1XVKNkw
Home Page:    www.Cherylshome.org

County Sligo Genealogy and Family History Notes
http://www.irishroots.com/id456X.htm

Belfast and County Antrim Genealogy Notes
http://www.irishroots.com/id4527.htm

County Meath and Westmeath Genealogy Notes
http://www.irishroots.com/id4780.htm

…….So end the notes from the Irish Roots Cafe today.
You can see the entire series at www.Irishroots.com.
Advertisers and sponsors welcome.
________________________________________________________
The Worlds Leading audio source for Irish Genealogy
The Irish Roots Cafe has 7 Broadcast series & 300 episodes
_________________________________________________________
Contact us
You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Leave a message on our Phone (816) 256-3360

Contact us for speaking engagements,
exhibits, and educational events. Since 1984.
©2010 IGF, This information is intended
for personal non-commercial use only.
______________________________________________

About Your Host
Mike O’Laughlin
A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
his field, including books; newsletters; podcasts; and videos.

He descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry. He also bears
Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.

O’Laughlins books, publications, and podcasts are found at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/18/133/
_________________________________________________________
Learn More About the Irish Hedge School online at:
http://web.mac.com/irishpat/IrishRootsCafe/Hedge_School.html

Comments Comments Off

Advance Irish Family History Shownotes #204
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Dermody
2)   Irish County of the Month:  Sligo
3)   Searching: Robinson, Watchorn, Rock, Kevill
4)   Curious News: Ruined house in Clare
5)   Web Page:  Caoch O’Leary recitation
6)   Curious Note:  Irish Pipes on iPad
7)   Todays Chat:  Irish Studies chat part 2
8)   Celtic Tenors US tour
Listen to all of our podcasts at www.Irishroots.com
We have three types of podcasts:
1) Free for all  2) archived (fee)  3) Member podcasts
___________________________________________________
Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com

This Weeks Audio Total Time: 25:50

Our Enhanced Irish Family History podcast 204 with
photos and links will be found here when posted:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/103/156/

Regular audio only podcast will be posted here:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
—————————————————————–
At the Cafe this week:

1) We are short on space this week so its one
quick announcement:
It’s the Celtic Tenors on the sofa. Our interview
will come out next week for the U.S. tour.
I have 2 free tickets and a couple of CD’s to give
out before December 10th concert at the Lied Center
in Lawrence, Kansas. So give a holler if you are
up for this concert !
Here is an unrehearsed behind the scenes shot
of the Tenors harmonizing to ‘Eileen Aroon’,
with Cathy Jordan:
http://youtu.be/yHTkFlrQBd8 (more next week)
___________________________________________
One Minute Podcast:
Irish Studies (continued)

Feature Interview:
Dr. Kathryn Conrad.
Part 2, continued from last weeks show.

Todays Topics include our ramblings on:
Surveillance Cameras part of normal life;
Safer than New York City;
Two degrees of separation;  Trips to Belfast;
Student impressions of murals and scenery;
The culture of ‘wild’ political debate;
Adopting accents when visiting Ireland;
Bloody Sunday closed captions;
Reading identity through face, dress and eyes;
The divisions that remain strong more than ever;
Teaching classes from Newgrange to the present;
Representations of Ireland and Scotland;
Graduate and undergraduate classes taught;
Off campus to Boston, Kansas City, Chicago…..
Bloomsday events; Spencer Library on tour;
Kathryns bluegrass band ‘maw’  and Irish roots;
Promise of a future song from our guest….

Questions on todays chat ?
email todays guest at:  kconrad@ku.edu

To Contact The Library by phone or mail:
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4334

This concludes our 4 part series on Irish
resources at K.U..  Our special thanks to
the Spencer Research Library, Elspeth,
and Kathryn !

For more podcasts like todays, go to:

Irish Family History: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
Photo Enhanced version:  http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/103/156/
Irish in America:  http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/98/154/
Irish Song /recitation:  http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/153/
Irish Video Shorts:  http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/104/157/
Irish Hedge Row History: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/105/158/
Hello Fada, Irish language: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/106/159/
__________________________________________________
We publish more Irish genealogy
than anyone in the world !

Book of the Month:

1)  Co. Sligo, Ireland, genealogy & family history notes.
http://www.irishroots.com/id456X.htm
Our spiral bound book from the Irish Families Project.

Here is an outline of the contents of this book:

P a r t   O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index.
National Resource List ..
Local Resource List…
Names in Sligo from various sources including:
The Map of the Four Masters; and Families of
the Hy Fiachrach.

P a r t    T w o
The complete existing returns from the ‘census’ of 1659,
showing the methods of spelling  family names and
place names at that time in history.

P a r t    T  h r e e
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken
from the Irish Book of Arms.  The original listings
provide specific locations for families, and clues for
future research. Including arms illustrated for:
Beamish; Brinkley; Blake-deBurgh; Brown; Cooper;
Coote; MacDermott; Dillon; O’Hara; Kirkwood; Orme;
Perceval; Taaffe; Temple; Tweedy; Webber; and
Wood-Martin.

P a r t    F o u r
Finding Locations………………………………
County Map………………………………………
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern. A sampling of
place names to assist in finding locations in the county,
as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames

Passenger List , 1824 Directory, Clans of Sligo…..
Sketch of Sligo Town from the 19th century.
Surname Index
(end extract from ‘County Sligo Ireland, genealogy &..)
______________________________________________________
Three Things to Remember:
Our Podcast (a radio show on the net, available 24/7.
Our Blog reader, where a computer voice reads the blog.
The Blog itself, which can be read any time night or day ! _______________________________________________________
Coming Up:
Collapsed roof, ivy covered walls, fireplace remains and
missing floorboards… the house your family had ?
________________________________________________________

Raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, & ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Welcome New Member:  Garry Robertson, of Deer Park,
WA., My family is ‘Robinson’ (and Magill) from Co. Tyrone,
emigrated to Upper Canada in 1849-50. My wifes roots are
Watchorn (Carlow), and Halpenny (Wicklow).

2) Russell Woods of Summerville, SC, your Co. Monaghan
genealogy book has shipped.

3) Rodney Jones, of Bethel, AK, welcome as a member.
Looking for John Jordan… and others…

4) John Rock of Phoenix, AZ, welcome as a new member!
I am searching the following family names:  Rock, Kevill,
and Coyne of Roscommon, Hughes and McGuinness of
Monaghan, Duffy of Tyrone, Mulvaney and McNamara
of Cavan, Conroy of Louth, Bradley of Londonderry, Lee
of Limerick, McGee, Murphy McMullen, Haggarty and
McLean of unknown counties in Ireland.

5) Michael Doyle of Dromana, in Australia, your
‘Gaelic Titles and Forms of Address’ has shipped!

6) Welcome new full Member Bruce G. Wright of Springfield,
MA. Your County Armagh Ireland genealogy book shipped.

7) Welcome new full member Thomas J. O’Brien of
Hamden, CT.

Check out our online search list at:

http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/

_________________________________________________
Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !
_________________________________________________
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Dermody

Todays family history in honor of :
Thomas Murphy of Beaverton, Oregon

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Dermody, McDermody, Darmody, Darmotty, Dermid,
Deermot, M’Dearmod, DeYermond, and more….

Varient Spelling Groups:   #456, #457, 1297, 2239
From ‘Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names’
http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name

Dermod, itself, is sometimes given as a variant spelling of
Dermott.  Hence, the possible original spelling of the name
may spring from the same source as McDermott or O’Dermott.
In the work of O’Dugan we find both O and Mac Dermott
(under the old Irish spellings) in Inishowen, as being different
from the families of the name in Moylurg, Roscommon.
It is a fairly scarce name in our records in Ireland…….

copyright 2011, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
http://www.irishroots.com/id4098.htm

Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm

1)  Dermody is given in the Irish Book of Arms as a variant
of MacDermot. MacDermot arms, are illustrated as such.
Our County Sligo, Ireland genealogy… book also illustrates
MacDermott of Sligo…
_______________________________________________
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Irish bagpipes on iPad, not exactly acoustic, but surprising…
Who was Caoch O’Leary?
________________________________________________
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name  39    times, here are a few examples:

1)   O’Dermody in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
2)   McDermody in ‘County Limerick Ireland genealogy & family..
3)   M. Dermody in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland genealogy & family…
4)   Dermody and McD…. in Families of County Cork, Ireland.
5)   McDermody in the 1659 census of Ireland
6)   O’Dermody in the ‘Milesian Families of Ireland’
7)   M’Dermody Roe in ‘Irish Names and Surnames’.

You can use this free index to search for your family name:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/
Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.
_________________________________________________
Around the World, in Irish Ways.
The Web Page and Video of the Month.

1)   The Irish Pipes on YouTube with ‘Rocks of Bawn’ via iPad !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOss7oBhMs

2)   ‘Caoch O’Leary’ recitation for a piper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVdZW-Wiae4&feature=colike

3)  Clarke Dermody and the London Irish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BduZbj1qsEw

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
http://www.irishroots.com/irishvideo/rss.xml
________________________________________________
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Roof collapsed, stone walls covered in ivy, floorboards gone and
just the remains of an old fireplace…. your ancestors house ?  and
the house in Co. Clare where the new 9th Irish president was raised…
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/brothers-had-to-work-hard-growing-up-on-rural-farm-2932966.html

2)  Diabetes Organization first official visitors of the new president.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/sun-holidays-recalled-as-michael-d-hosts-first-visitors-to-aras-2934374.html

3)  Dermody Genealogy and Family History databases
http://distantcousin.com/SurnameResources/Surname.asp?Surname=DERMODY

4)  The Rev. Ian Paisley announces retirement in Belfast.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15716560

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
You can see the entire series at www.Irishroots.com.
Advertisers and sponsors welcome.
______________________________________________
The Worlds Leading audio source for Irish Genealogy
The Irish Roots Cafe: 7 Broadcast series & 250 episodes
_______________________________________________________
Contact us

You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Leave a message on our Phone (816) 256-3360

Contact us for speaking engagements,
exhibits, and educational events. Since 1984.
©2011 IGF, This information is intended
for personal non-commercial use only.
____________________________________________________
About Your Host
Mike O’Laughlin
Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora,
County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk,
County Kerry. He also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin,
Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.

A one of a kind resource, he is the most published author
his field, including books; newsletters; podcasts; & videos.

His books, publications, and podcasts are found at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/18/133/
___________________________________________________
Learn More About the Irish Hedge School online at:
http://web.mac.com/irishpat/IrishRootsCafe/Hedge_School.html

Comments Comments Off