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Apr 3
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4 days of old style 'sean nós' gatherings, dance-song-music

April 23-26 marks four days of sessions for Irish trad musicians, dancers and singers. Sean nós and traditional song and dance along with open sessions daily. Kansas City and Weston, Missouri. Beginners welcome. Includes salute to the Irish trad…
Apr 2
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Sean Nós (old style) Irish Song gathering at Kansas City, Missouri

April 25, 2014 at 6pm to April 27, 2014 at 6pm
Mar 30
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Free Music, Song, Dance sessions at our Old Style, sean nós gathering.  All are welcome, and a chance to perform for all here in this forum !  April 23 (Weston, MO): April 25, Browne's Irish Marketplace (KC); 24th and 26th…"
Mar 26
Mike O'Laughlin posted a video

Irish (Sean Nós) Song / Dance. Old Style is Back KC !

Irish Sean Nós Gathering, song-music-dance in middle America Plan a Sean Nós gathering in your area. Old style. A report from the Irish Roots Cafe on Sean Nó...
Mar 26
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's page Singer Session Schedules in the group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Old Style Irish (Sean Nós) song and dance gathering 2014 The Celtic Ranch, 404 Main Street, Weston, MO Tuesday, April 23, 6:00   (events run from April 23 - 26 in Kansas City area) Sean Nós singers invited and appreciated ! Food…"
Mar 25
Mike O'Laughlin posted an event

Californo's on St. Pat's and the Irish Roots Cafe at Californo's in Westport

March 17, 2014 from 11:30am to 1pm
St. Patricks Day and Californo's 26th anniversary post parade party ! In Westport (Kansas City, MO)See More
Mar 9
Mike O'Laughlin updated an event

Irish Dinner, Louisburg, Kansas & the Irish Roots Cafe at Immaculate Conception, Church Hall

March 15, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Irish Dinner, Raffles and more at Louisburg, Kansas, with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, return performance !  see event website link for details and updates, final time not set.See More
Mar 9
Mike O'Laughlin posted an event

St. Pats celebration at Conroy's public house at Conroy's Public House

March 17, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
The Irish Roots Cafe house band is Playing tunes and songs from 2:00 - 5:00 at Conroy's Public House in Overland Park. Irish and English language !See More
Mar 4
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Browne's Irish Breakfast at Browne's Irish Deli and Marketplace

March 8, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
The Irish Roots Cafe house band will be playing for the traditional Irish Breakfast at Browne's today.See More
Mar 4
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Dhomhnaill - had not heard that one before, wasn't sure on the first first, but it kept growing on me - enjoyed it and your styling !"
Mar 3
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Red Head Parade & The Irish Roots Cafe house band at 404 Main Street, Weston, Missouri

March 1, 2014 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
March 1, at the Celtic Ranch in Weston, Missouri.  The Irish Roots Cafe house band will play 2:30 - 3:30 or so.  Corned beef on Rye and refreshments on hand.   This is for March 1.https://www.facebook.com/events/1407549716156618/https://www.facebook.com/events/1407549716156618/See More
Feb 25
Mike O'Laughlin posted an event

The gathering: Traditional & Sean Nós Song, Dance, music at Browne's Irish Marketplace, pubs, house,

April 23, 2014 at 3pm to April 27, 2014 at 7pm
Informal public gatherings with facilitators for beginners on hand !  All are welcome.  Pub Session, house session, Meet up the week of April 25, 2014 at Browne's Irish Marketplace.See More
Feb 25
Mike O'Laughlin updated their profile
Feb 25
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Browne's Irish Breakfast at Browne's Irish Marketplace

February 22, 2014 from 9am to 11am
The Irish Roots Cafe house band will be playing for those attending the traditional Browne's Irish Breakfast !See More
Feb 19
Ward Irish Music Archives and Mike O'Laughlin are now friends
Feb 17

Profile Information

Your address ( village,city or town only )
Kansas City
Your County or State
What Instrument Do You Play ?
Sean Nós Song, Vocal, Drums, Bodhran (Sean Nos)
What level are you at ?
Intermediate Level 2 (5 years+)
How many years have you been playing?
Started drumming 40 years ago, now singing old style.
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
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/IrishSong

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 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!
At 0:53 on September 5, 2012, The Black Rose said…
Thanks for connecting me up, Mike!
At 8:01 on May 25, 2012, Tony Lawless said…

Well thanks to Joe Heaney then for inspiring you. I must look him up.  Love your voice. There is a quote I'm searching for about gravel and whiskey or something like that. When it comes to me I'll let you know. I need a coffee!!!!

At 22:05 on May 24, 2012, Tony Lawless said…

Great song. Over the mountain, Mike. Where do you get them from ?

Mike O'Laughlin's Blog

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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