Mike O'Laughlin
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  • Kansas City, MO
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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
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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
Jan 4
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Jan 4
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's page Member Links in the group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
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""Irish Old Style", album link (Gaeilge and English songs) on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/irish-old-style-at-irish-roots/id950004678  "
Dec 22, 2014
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Dec 22, 2014
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's page Member Links in the group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
Dec 16, 2014
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Hey Dhomhnall, good to hear from you.  I did take some styling from the old spirituals in the south, but sped it up a bit on 'Oh, death', and doubled up on the bodhran background.   Thats a far eastern stringed instrument on…"
Dec 16, 2014
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Dec 13, 2014
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"'Irish Old Style" at the Irish Roots Cafe, is my first album mastered in Ireland, and getting ready to launch.  Added some instrumentation to half the album this time around.  For those curious, it just went up at…"
Dec 11, 2014
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Dec 5, 2014
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Nov 6, 2014

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Your address ( village,city or town only )
Kansas City
Your County or State
MO
What Instrument Do You Play ?
Sing sean nós & Traditional Song, in Irish (gaeilge) & English; Bodhran.
What level are you at ?
Advanced
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 ?
Yes
Where did you hear about TradConnect? If online, which site?
Facebook
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:
https://www.facebook.com/IrishSong

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

Our YouTube pages with Song and Genealogy videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Mickthebridge?ob=video-mustangbase

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 18:34 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,

Danny

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!
At 0:53 on September 5, 2012, The Black Rose said…
Thanks for connecting me up, Mike!

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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…

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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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