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Irish Genealogy and Song at Irish Festivals in the U.S.

From the Irish Roots Cafe
Breaking our 14 year rule, we will be consulting or
performing at two Irish Festivals this Year. We do
offer the services below for Irish Festivals and events.
But first, we are excited to announce our appearances at:

1) The Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival, Coffman Park,
August 3,4 & 5, 2012
(Our 14th genealogy exhibit/consult here !)
http://www.dublinirishfestival.org

2) The Louisville, KY Irish Fest, Sept 28-30, Bellermine Univ.,
for our Genealogy exhibit, consultation,
and Sean Nós singing is being planned !
http://www.louisvilleirishfest.com

The scoop on what we offer an Irish festival:

Irish Festival Genealogy and Song Attractions
The Irish Roots Cafe, and Author Mike O’Laughlin.
Consult. exhibit, and perform for your festival attendees.

Displays (examples):
Thousands of dollars worth of Irish Books/CDs:
– Our Irish Genealogy books for all 32 Irish counties;
– The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters;
– Hedge School CDs for genealogy; history; song; language
– Books in the Irish Language

Other aids For research & browsing:
-The Book of Irish Families great & small (for reference)
-The Irish Census of 1659 surname location Index
-The 1890 Birth Index of Ireland
-The Irish Book of Arms
-DNA applications and applicators !

Displays and Charts like:
– Irish Coats of Arms from the Irish Book of Arms
– The ancient Ortelius surname map of Ireland

Free Print Outs:
– Your surname and which books it appears in,
including the specific county book(s) and the Annals.

Workshops
The topics of Irish Genealogy; History; Language
and Song are available. (introductory)

Free Festival Podcast:
We can podcast on location from your event and
promote your festival with advance publicity with
our blogs and broadcasts.

Irish Fest Song Sessions (Sean Nós style)
Mike sings in Irish, Sean Nós style, in the house band
for the Irish Roots Cafe, ‘Sean Nós Abú’, ranking #1 in
the U.S. on Reverbnation in 2012 as a Celtic group.
(that and $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee! but still….

Traditional and Intimate settings.
Traditional Songs are sung in both Irish and English
language by this talented band of acoustic enthusiasts.
Session performances are informal, in the Sean Nós
tradition. Sung solo or in a group acoustic session.
In the end, it’s about the song and the history, not the singer.
We make no claims of greatness as singers !
To quote Mike ” We normally sing Sean Nós in a
traditional manner, informal, most often seated,
and within the audience. Usually the songs are
scattered, rather than a continuous performance,
but can do a formal introductory song, and then
do more seated within the audience. With the Irish
song – anything might happen !”
Band info: http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe

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About Mike O’Laughlin and the Cafe:
The most published author in his field. 
Mike is a one of a kind resource. He has authored 12 hardbound books;
34 Irish County research guides, 20 CD’s/videos, 300 podcasts,
7 broadcast series’, and hundreds of articles. O’Laughlin also publishes
rare works like ‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’; and
‘Missouri Irish’ (60 works in all, since 1978). His personal library
of 3,000 history and genealogy books is consulted daily.

Irish Roots 
Mike descends from O’Loughlin of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and O’Donahue of Glenflesk, County Kerry, with Sullivan,
Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. His Irish
tours and import catalogue began in the 80’s as a result of
his family history research.

On The Web
O’Laughlin founded the Irish Roots Cafe and Irishroots.com as
a pioneer on the internet 3 decades ago. Receiving millions of
hits yearly, the focus is on Irish Genealogy; Song; History and
Language. Mike began the first ever Irish genealogy podcast
in 2006, and now has 7 different Irish shows. He has been
awarded the status of an official iTunes provider !

Song
Mike sings in Irish, Sean Nós style, in the house band for the
Irish Roots Cafe, ‘Sean Nós Abú’. They ranked #1 in the U.S.
on Reverbnation in 2012 as a Celtic group. Traditional Songs
are sung in both Irish and English language by this talented
band of acoustic enthusiasts. Session performances are
informal, in the Sean Nós tradition.

Appearances:
National Public Radio & television; Irish hedge school seminars;
Grand Marshall and judge in St. Patricks Day parades; Dublin
Irish Festival for 13 years; Louisville Irish Fest (2012); and as
a founding member of Irish cultural, bagpipe, and dance groups.

Thanks! and we hope to see you at Dublin, OH. and
Louisville, KY Irish festivals this year !

Listen to our free broadcast Today:
On Irishroots.com at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
on iTunes at:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=196090855

For all of our podcast channels
see the iTunes Irish Provider Page (click below):
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
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  The #1 Celtic band in the U.S.
(Top National rank on Reverbnation 4/25/2012)
  We specialize in Sean Nós Song, in Irish,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

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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

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing –
with your donation, subscription or membership.
– Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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The Irish Roots Cafe News and Notes
For More Info go to: www.Irishroots.com

Family Tree Charts… (not really)
Well, it’s a little bit more than that if you
are truly tracing your family heritage.
Todays blog covers our informal ‘school’
of music here, which grew out of our
genealogy programs.

Who were your ancestors?
How did they entertain themselves,
and how did they sing ? This is
before the coming of Danny Boy,
and the Irish National Anthem.

Sean Nós
Sean Nós is not a persons name,
nor is it the leader of our band.
Sean Nós means ‘old style’ in the
Irish language. It often refers to
ways of song and dance from the
old days, before the conquest of
Ireland, say in the 1600’s.

In Irish
In its pure form, Sean Nós song
is sung in the old language, which
is Irish, of course. It is also sung
in the old way, which means it is
not an English ballad with Irish words..
It has a feel all of its own. This was
the way your ancestors might have
sung, or what they might have listened
to.
It is usually sung solo, in a raw format,
with great latitude given to the singer.
As you might figure, different areas of
the country sang the same song – but
differently.

Our Efforts
Here is where we are, in sort of a year
end report on our efforts to understand
our forefathers way of song !

1) On You Tube
(This Link includes our genealogy shows too.)
We have some basic practice songs on
YouTube in very rough form including
more modern tunes. ( user ID: mickthebridge)
(This Link includes our genealogy shows too.)

2) Click here for our band on Reverbnation.
We are 7th in the U.S. and 14th in the world
in the ‘Celtic’ category (somehow!).
We include many Irish language songs, some
done in the old style, hence our name is:
Sean Nós Abu ! Do click the fan buttons if you like….
and we are available for performances and some
information on each band member is included.

3) Click here for our Song and Recitation Podcast
We have several seasons complete, including
old songs all the way up to Tin Pan Alley tunes,
all for free !

4) Click Here for our Sean Nós band page monthly notes, in progress.

5) Our Irish Song and Recitation Hedge School CD set
It is sort of a ‘best of’ compilation of our songs
over the last few years, including Sean Nós.

6) On Facebook
Our Facebook Song Page is Sean Nós Abu !
Please click above and do stop by an check
it out or ‘like it’.

7) Our first book on Irish Song and
Songwriters, along with many lyrics and
some of the background to the songs,
click above to open a link to its page.

Thank You
I appreciate all your help, and wanted
to share with you, some of the unexpected
benefits of tracing your family heritage…
The song links above are all free !
(memberships appreciated)

Mike
www.Irishroots.com
p.s. Our band page at Reverbnation is below:

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  New Irish Language Song, Sean Nós group
  We have singers who specialize in Sean Nós Song,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   Listen to hedge school songs for free.

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