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Mike O'Laughlin posted a tune/song

 play irish-national-anthem-amhran-na-bhfiann-gaeilge-english

Nov 6
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Mike O'Laughlin's photo

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"Album coming in next month..... old style"
Oct 16
Mike O'Laughlin posted photos
Oct 16
Mike O'Laughlin left a comment for Thomas H Hogan aka, Harpin Hank
"Hello Hank, welcome into the sean nós and trad singers group !  Hope you are recovering well, and see you one day soon... "
Sep 21
Mike O'Laughlin posted a video

Óró, Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile!

Mike O'Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe recorded live on http://www.concertwindow.com on Sep 18th 2014. Learn more about the artist: http://www.concertwindow...
Sep 20
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured
Sep 18
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Beginnng sean nós song and trad lessons, and much more at Tradlife explained in my blog http://www.irishroots.com/blog/?p=1034 ; Thanks...this board quiet for 2 months now ???"
Sep 17
Mike O'Laughlin posted a tune/song

 play an raibh tu ar an gCarraig best

Sep 8
Mike O'Laughlin posted an event
Sep 1
Mike O'Laughlin posted a photo

2014 harvest fest Jacobs Vineyards

Harvest Fest, Kirksville, MO. 2014, and the Irish Roots Cafe house band
Sep 1
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Harvest Festival and Fundraiser with the Irish Roots Cafe house band at Jacobs vineyard

August 30, 2014 from 9pm to 11:45pm
see event link for final details, exact time, and updates.  Harvest Festival and Fundraiser for D.E.L.T.A. at Jacobs Vineyard in Kirksville, Missouri. Aug. 30, 2014.  The Irish Roots Cafe house band will perform.See More
Aug 24
Mike O'Laughlin posted a tune/song

 play No Irish need apply 128k

Aug 19
Kiki Hanishina left a comment for Mike O'Laughlin
"Thank you for your message! I"m happy to see it. We don't have video yet.Sorry!"
Aug 5
Mike O'Laughlin left a comment for Kiki Hanishina
"Welcome Kiki, nice photo's ! Do you have videos ? "
Aug 5
Kiki Hanishina liked Mike O'Laughlin's event Dublin Irish Festival with the Irish Roots Cafe house band
Jul 31
An event by Mike O'Laughlin was featured

Dublin Irish Festival with the Irish Roots Cafe house band at Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival

August 1, 2014 at 4pm to August 3, 2014 at 9pm
Set on 36 acres in Dublin, Ohio. 100000 visitors expected. The worlds 2nd largest Irish celebration, and the largest 3 day Irish fest in the world ! We will play at the Ceili tent Friday and Saturday evening at 10:30-11:30pm. with Mike O'Laughlin, Stevie Wilson Davis, Roger Fox (for Meghan Illidge), and Robert Koke.See More
Jul 21

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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 18:34 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!
At 0:53 on September 5, 2012, The Black Rose said…
Thanks for connecting me up, Mike!

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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