Mike O'Laughlin
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  • Kansas City, MO
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Raggle Taggle Gypsy O - Irish Old Style

A traditional song sung in Ireland for generations. Performed here at the Irish Roots Cafe backstage, with Mike O'Laughlin. The Lady leaves her position and ...
May 21
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Thanks, Dhomhnaill.  A little bit of a different style for me, fun cobbling it together using the newer garage band software.  My first cut, hope I get the time soon to finalize it.  As for yourself, get some simple software and get…"
May 13
Mike O'Laughlin posted a tune/song

 play Raggle taggle gypsy - 5_12_15, 2.27 PM

May 12
Mike O'Laughlin posted a video

20 songs in Irish (gaeilge) after 5 years ! Sean Nós & trad

For the first time in 2000 years my family could no longer communicate in Irish. So, I decided to learn to sing in Irish (gaeilge), best as I could. Five yea...
Apr 12
Mike O'Laughlin posted a video

Irish National Anthem, Amhrán Na BhFiann (macaronic, phonetics)

The National Anthem of Ireland in Irish and English, as sung by Mike O'Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe. Taken from the album "Ireland by land & sea" release...
Mar 21
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Mar 21
Mike O'Laughlin posted a video

Rosin the Bow (Beau)

'Rosin the Bow' as sung by Mike O'Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe, appearing on the album: "Ireland by Land & Sea" released in 2015. An old folk tune found ...
Mar 11
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Seachtaine na Gaeilge: Learn a Song in Irish at https://www.concertwindow.com/1352-mike-o-laughlin-at-the-irish-roots-cafe

March 1, 2015 from 6pm to 6:45pm
An official event broadcast on ConcertWindow for Seachtaine na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week). Mike O'Laughlin will host at the Irish Roots Cafe. Learn by listening and singing. No prior knowledge of Irish required. We will have you ready to sing in Irish by St. Patricks Day !Beginners welcome to start by learning a simple chorus. First of a series to get you ready... many songs from Mikes 'Irish Old Style' album.Starts at 6:00 Central Standard Time. 7:00 ESTSee More
Mar 1
Mike O'Laughlin liked Thomas H Hogan aka, Harpin Hank's video
Mar 1
Mike O'Laughlin posted a status
"Tonight 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central Learn a song chorus in Irish You need not know how to speak Irish to start ! www.Concertwindow.com/Irish"
Mar 1
Mike O'Laughlin posted a photo
Mar 1
Michael Collier liked Mike O'Laughlin's event Seachtaine na Gaeilge: Learn a Song in Irish
Mar 1
Mike O'Laughlin posted a photo
Feb 19
Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin left a comment for Mike O'Laughlin
"Thanks a million Mike!"
Feb 5
Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin and Mike O'Laughlin are now friends
Jan 30
Mike O'Laughlin left a comment for Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin
"Welcome Sailí !  Great to hear another sean nós addition to the group !"
Jan 30

Profile Information

Your address ( village,city or town only )
Kansas City
Your County or State
What Instrument Do You Play ?
Sing sean nós & Traditional Song, in Irish (gaeilge) & English; Bodhran.
What level are you at ?
How many years have you been playing?
Full Drum kit 40 years ago; now singing old style in Irish & English w/bodhran
Are you interested in connecting with others in your area ?
Where did you hear about TradConnect? If online, which site?
Provide any other information here
The Irish Roots Cafe house band performs song shows in Irish and in English language. We'll be at the Dublin, OH. Irish festival (Aug. 1 - 2); the Riverside, Missouri (K.C.) Highland Games (June 14 - 15); and at Brownes Irish Marketplace Street Faire (June 21) live this year. We also broadcast live streaming video via ConcertWindow.
Host of Irish Song and Recitation podcast at the Irish Roots Cafe, with focus on traditional and Sean Nos song. Our hedge school also has focus on Irish Language; History; and Genealogy.
My genealogy books, and podcasts are at: www.Irishroots.com

Band Page on RN: http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe

Facebook band page: https://www.facebook.com/IrishRootsCafeBand

Facebook Sean Nós Old style song page:

My Mobile web page: http://m.irishroots.com/

Our YouTube pages with Song and Genealogy videos:

New Irish Language Song, Sean Nós group.

Our focus is on 'Sean Nós' and traditional Irish Song,

as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.


The Irish Roots Cafe house band !

In its purest form, Sean Nós is sung solo, in the Irish Language,

with a raw, unprocessed sound, and learned as part of an

oral tradition.


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At 18:50 on February 5, 2015, Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin said…

Thanks a million Mike!

At 18:34 on August 5, 2014, Kiki Hanishina said…
Thank you for your message! I"m happy to see it. We don't have video yet.Sorry!
At 10:09 on May 28, 2014, Chuck Donnelly said…

Hope you can make it to Bar Harbor some time for the  festival week.

At 11:34 on December 30, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hey Mike!!! Loved your "Skibbereen" posting. As always,...very nicely done, with a tinge of "emotional haunting". Hope your holidays are going well (so far) and will continue to do so throughout the New Year and beyond. Cheers & Good Health to You,


At 18:48 on July 22, 2013, Jan van der Klei said…

Glad to be here, hope I get some pointers for new songs to sing at our local club.

At 0:08 on March 31, 2013, Rhiannon Lawson said…

Thank you for your warm welcome Mike! I look forward to making a new friend :)

At 22:45 on December 12, 2012, Colleen Raney said…

Thanks for the note, Mike.  I think I sorted out how to join the group... we'll see!  Nice to make your acquaintance!

At 20:07 on December 12, 2012, Tony Lawless said…

Nice song you just loaded up there Mike. Sounds great. T

At 2:38 on December 11, 2012, Maria Morton said…

Appreciate the invite, Mike!

At 18:23 on September 5, 2012, The Black Rose said…
Thanks, Mike--I'm waiting to be approved--almost there!

Mike O'Laughlin's Blog

The Sean Nós Gathering, Kansas USA, April 23 - 25. ( Song, Dance, Music )

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 20:30 3 Comments

Starting tomorrow 23rd April we are launching the first event of it's kind in the Kansas City Area.  A 4 day mini- festival with old style and sean nós dance instruction;  Sean nós and trad song; and musicians sessions.  The sessions and lessons are open, public and free, and beginners are most welcome...

Five locations are involved.  Weds. at…


Irish Sean Nós Gathering of Traditional Singers; Dancers; Musicians 2014

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 19:00 0 Comments

Come April 25, this year, there will be a gathering of sean nós 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 nós' is.  We are going to change that, on a zero budget, with real life…


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