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Seachtain na Gaeilge Song session
The Irish Roots Cafe Gaeilge and English

Small Session at Brownes Irish Market
12 until 2 oclock, Saturday, Feb. 13
3300 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO

Free event.
Open to all. We are having a small acoustic traditional
Irish song session, in Irish (Gaeilge) and English
in preparation for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Come enjoy,
or join in while we rehearse songs from Oro Se You
are welcome home
We will be singing in the background
for you from 12 to 2 or so. Feel free to add a song
of your own. Browne’s will be serving Breakfast till 11 am

Seachtain na Gaeilge
For the 5th consecutive year the Irish Roots Cafe
is promoting the Irish Language (Gaeilge) as part of
Seachtain na Gaeilge. Headquartered in Ireland, the
SNAG group recognizes any effort to bring the language
to life, and includes this event on their international
events calendar. (also on the calendar are Irish language
song events on Concert Window streaming live, and a dinner
in Louisburg, Kansas on March 12. Both from the
Irish Roots Cafe.)

Kansas City Old Style
We love to focus on the old style songs, dating back
centuries, in Gaeilge. We also include stage songs,
and the popular tin pan alley songs in English.
My first album, Irish Song, traditional and sean nos
got this project going. It was among the top 10 traditional
Irish song albums in 2013.
Few people in the Missouri and Kansas areas knew what
old style sean nos songs were about. We are changing that,
one person at a time. Below are my 3 albums of Irish song,
with Irish and English selections on each.

1 Irish Song, traditional & sean nos: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin
2: Irish Old style:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin3
3: Ireland by Land and Sea: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeolaughlin1

Irish Genealogy Update
All 34 volumes of my Irish Families project
are back in print. There is a book for every
county, to help with your family connections.
We plan to be at the Dublin, Ohio and Louisville,
Kentucky Irish fests again this year, and will bring
at least one of each book to the tent…

Your support is appreciated
Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
P.S. Note, Limited seating at times

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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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/446307392133571/

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
www.Irishroots.com
Irish Genealogical Foundation

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