You can have a direct one to one session via Skype with Mike
These beginners sessions are for learning an Irish song, or for family history tips, or both!
also offers a free live streaming video show on ConcertWindow
is ready to teach you to sing a song: in Irish (Gaeilge), sean nós style; or in English for a traditional song.
You do not have to speak the Irish language or read music to start singing.
Several well known songs are available to learn directly with Mike
is a one of a kind resource.
Since 1978, he
has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 40 CD's/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series', and 1,000 articles.
also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters' and 'The Irish Book of Arms' (60 works in all).
web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors.
Irish Sean Nós & traditional singer
reached the national stage in Dublin, Ohio at the largest three day Irish fest on the planet, in 2014.
Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, he
performed in the first all Irish language song stage show in the midwest in 2012, and ranked #1 in the U.S. as a celtic artist on Reverbnation
(for nine months).
founded and co-hosted the 'Hello Fada' podcast, with curious notes on Irish (gaeilge).
also publishes Irish language works, like 'Tribes and Customs of Hy Many'; and 'Hy Fiachrach'.
A noted singer in the Irish, Mike
gives basic lessons in Sean Nós song.
has taken beginning Irish language instruction in San Antonio, TX; Dublin, OH; Kansas City, MO; and on the web.
regularly holds Irish (gaeilge) song events including 'Seachtaine na Gaeilge' in the community, and believes 'old style' song is best learned via oral tradition, by ear, in dialects seldom taught today.
descends from OLoughlin of Kilfenora, County Clare, and ODonahue of Glenflesk, County Kerry, with Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.
began leading Irish tours and began an Irish import catalogue in the 80's.
collected a 3,000 volume Irish library during those years.
In 2004 he
founded the 'Irish Families'
DNA project at Familytreedna.
A garage band drummer in the 1960s, Mike
started a printing company in high school.
As a Rockhurst University grad in the 70s, he wrote "The Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors", in the 1980's he was a founder of the Irish American Cultural Center in Kansas City and subsequently founded Irishroots.com and the Irish Roots Cafe.
, mentioned above, also runs a fantastic website...
; - July 08 / Irish America Magazine
is the worlds leading expert in Irish Roots..-IrishCentral.com. 2011.