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  1. Off to Philadelphia in the morning; My Name is Paddy Leary; 19th c. Irish Showtune

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    from Mike O'Laughlin Added

    Part of the collection of songs I put together for a history of Irish Song presentation at the Irish Roots Cafe. As sung by Mike O'Laughlin. This song appeared after the great Irish famine,…

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    • History of the Irish in St. Louis, Kerry Patch, Mullanphy

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      from Mike O'Laughlin Added

      After finishing up the Kansas City Video, several folks asked where the one for St. Louis was, so - here it is. I found a lot of the information while writing 'Missouri Irish' which included…

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      • Irish Coat of Arms, Family tartans, and heraldry

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        from Mike O'Laughlin Added

        The biggest reason I made this video was to get the word out that there has never been any such thing as an "Irish Family Tartan or plaid". Clan or Family Tartans are a proud Scottish…

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        • About My Irish Roots Cafe videos

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          from Mike O'Laughlin Added

          My videos are based upon 30+ years of research as a publisher and author of Irish related books, blogs, broadcasts and CD's. Topics include Genealogy: History; Language; Traditional Song and…

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          • Cajon (drum) reviewed by the Irish Roots Cafe House band

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            from Mike O'Laughlin Added

            Our house band uses the traditional Irish 'bodhran' for percussion, but we just puchased this cajon for some added flexibility. Here is the first cajon we have ever used, tested the day…

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            • Skibbereen, The Traditional Tale of the Irish Famine and Immigration.

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              from Mike O'Laughlin Added

              A rarely heard, full traditional version of Skibbereen, focussing on a conversion between a young son and his father. Often noted as The grandaddy of all famine songs, actually written shortly…

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              • Danny Boy

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                from Mike O'Laughlin Added

                From the Irish Roots Cafe, Mike O'Laughlin sings this favorite song that ties so many generations together. It is an outstanding tune in and of itself. More than a song, it is a reminder of friends,…

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                • Si Do Mhaimeo I ; The Irish Wedding Song; She's Your Granny Sean Nós singing

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                  from Mike O'Laughlin Added

                  This is a light hearted song, made in jest, and a favorite at the Irish Roots Cafe. Friends will sometimes tease an engaged couple before the wedding, in anticipation of the grand event. It is all…

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                  • Irish Family Names, Spelling & Genealogy

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                    from Mike O'Laughlin Added

                    I made this video to help researchers understand a little bit about the spelling of Irish family names. Spelling is not engraved in stone ! As the sample I talk about illustrates, its not the spelling…

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                    • The Kelly Song (Too Many Kelleys)

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                      from Mike O'Laughlin Added

                      A song written 100 years ago ! The Kelly Song: music video version, a favorite of family historians and genealogists here at the Irish Roots Cafe. Common Irish names have always posed unique challenges.…

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                      • The Annals of the History Ireland by the Four Masters

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                        One of the few surviving works of Irish History. This work was written originally in the Irish language, and then translated into English in the 19th century. It was recorded on a year by year basis.…

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                        • Irish History in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas

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                          from Mike O'Laughlin Added

                          I've spent a lot of time researching the history of the Irish in Kansas City. Most folks have not had the time to discover this part of our past. After I completed the 2nd edition of 'Missouri…

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