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

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    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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    • Irish Coat of Arms, Family tartans, and heraldry

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      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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      • Roisin Dubh - My Little Black Rose - Dark Rosaleen

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        A lament for both the loss of a love, and the loss of the old way of life in Ireland. Said to date back as early as the 16th century. Sung in the Irish Language, by Mike O'Laughlin, recorded…

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        • When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Irish Chat & Sing #6 at the Irish Roots Cafe

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          Show #6 from the Irish Song and Recitation podcast recorded live at the Irish Roots Cafe. With Mike O'Laughlin and Peter Reilly Adams, recorded by Irishroots.com

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          • Skibbereen (traditional)

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            The grandaddy of all Irish famine/immigration songs from the 19th century. A young boy asks his father why they left Ireland....

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

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              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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              • Death, Oh Death! why not spare me over ...

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                An old tune dating back centuries. Sung here in an American version by Mike O'Laughlin, and recorded by Irishroots.com illustrations from the IGF archives. This tune is a perpetual favorite…

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                • Bean Pháidín (Paddy's wife) or ' I wanna be Paddys Girl '

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                  We hear a young girl singing of her love, Paddy, and following him into Ballinaboy and Clifden in County Galway. She secretly peeks into the windows hoping to get a glance of Paddy's wife (for…

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                  • The Kelly Song (Too Many Kelleys)

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                    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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                    • Danny Boy

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                      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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                      • Oro Se '13 128 2

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                        • Come with me Over the Mountain

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                          The traditional Irish folk song. This solo version, with Sean Nós styling, is performed by Mike O'Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe. Full of code words with double meaning I think! Taken…

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