Mike O'Laughlin, vocalist and drummer, descends from O’Loughlin of Kilfenora, County Clare, and O’Donahue of Glenflesk, County Kerry, with Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. Mike performs 'Sean Nós' (old style) in the Irish Language as well as more modern ballads in English. He is also broadcaster and a published author of several books on Irish roots and genealogy.
Maria Morton first recorded 'Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile' Sean Nós style, on our 2nd Irish Festival CD ! She has a variety of Irish songs in English, and organized 1st Sunday Songs at the Irish Center. Listen to Marias chat & sing podcast at:
Stevie Wilson has played the fiddle since she was 6 years old. She's studied and taken Irish fiddle classes with Martin Hayes, Randal Bays,
and Will Harmon. In addition to firing up the fiddle, she has picked up an interest in singing in the traditional Sean Nos style.. with O'Connor family roots in Ireland. A well known Irish session organizer locally! Stevie has experience in the following genres as a fiddler: Traditional Irish, Cajun, Scottish, Cape Breton fiddle, Old time fiddle, and Classical.
Our Favored Songs in the Irish Language:
- Bean Pháidín (Paddy's Wife)
-A Chomaraigh Aoibhinn Ó : Sweet Comeragh
-An Ciarraíoch Mallaithe: The Accursed Kerryman
-An t-Úll: The Apple
-An Raíbh tú ar a gCarraig: Were you at the Rock ?
-Mo Ghile Mear
-Gaol ise gaol i
-SADHBH NÍ BHRUINNEALLAIGH
-Slán agus Beannacht (Macaronic)
-Mo Paistin Fionn (Macaronic)
-Óró, Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile
-The Irish National Anthem