Mike O'Laughlin
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  • Kansas City, MO
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Mike O'Laughlin's video

The Rising of the Moon; song of the Irish Rising of 1798; Sean O'Farrell traditional

"Hey Mike. I always get a kick when I see something posted by you. Glad to see you're still kicking up a storm and causing all kinds of turbulence with your educational and enjoyable tunes. Good post,....and love the hat (keeps the sun off of…"
Sep 20
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The Rising of the Moon; song of the Irish Rising of 1798; Sean O'Farrell traditional

Rough cut in preparation for our upcoming 4th album. ©2017 Irish Roots Cafe. All sound and video is either used with permission; in the public domain; or pro...
Sep 2
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Crúiscín Lan; English / Gaeilge lyric; Irish pub song; hunter, farmer, sheperd, a jugful !

Crúisín Lán, a traditional Irish song dating back to the 1850's . Practice version for our upcoming 4th album! ©2017 Irish Roots Cafe. All sound and video is...
Aug 22
Mike O'Laughlin commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Sean No's & Traditional Irish Singers
"Hello Dhomhnaill, got your message.  I just interviewed Susan McFadden of Celtic Woman on tour in the U.S..  While Celtic Woman sings in a whole different way from old style 'sean nós' to be sure, they do sing several…"
Jun 10
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"It was fun to watch :D I have been watching the others too :)  Have a great day!!!"
Feb 28
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Old Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon. Old Style Irish song in English. comic lyrics.

©2017 All audio and video here is either in the public domain; used with permission; or is the property of the Irish Roots Cafe. An educational video. False ...
Feb 27
Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Mike O'Laughlin are now friends
Feb 25
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Spailpin Fanaugh: Girl I left behind me. Irish-English-American west, song lyrics!

Spailpin Fanaugh becomes The Girl I left Behind Me with Irish, English, and American western lyrics
Feb 5
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1st Sean Nós session of Irish song/ dance

Launched at the Irish Roots Cafe in Kansas City, Jan. 2017. Includes intro describing participants.
Jan 28

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Kansas City
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What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Sing sean nós & Traditional Song, in Irish (gaeilge) & English; Bodhran.
What level are you at ?
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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 3:10 on February 28, 2017, Suzanne spinelli said…

It was fun to watch :D I have been watching the others too :)  Have a great day!!!

At 23:49 on June 6, 2015, Kiki Hanishina said…

How are you? It has been a long time from my last message. I uploaded my original song to youtube.

Would you please watch the video? And I'm very happy if you tell me your impressions about my music.


I've made many original songs and sang many Irish songs I love playing the piano.

Thank you for reading my comment. Please have a nice weekend.

Then, see you soon!

Kiki Hanishina

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

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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…


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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