Podcast: July 14, 2012

Dublin calling! Legendary Irish singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller and actor Finbar Furey calls into the show from Ireland to promote his gig next week at Jack Desmond’s Irish Pub on the south side. Finbar regales Skinny and Houli with a priceless story of his first night in New York when he joined the Clancy Brothers at Carnegie Hall. Then Chicago Park Districk Superintendent Mike Kelly joins the lads at Lizzie’s to tell us all about the great summer programs all over the city at our parks. Throw in visits from the Burns’ from Boston and Johnny “Vegas” Sheahan among the crowd of fans at Lizzie McNeill’s and you’ve got a one helluva hooley to help kick off the Heritage Center’s Irish Fest that runs all weekend.

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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