Podcast: May 17, 2014

Martin James Hughes drops by the show with his dad and brother and tells us about his upcoming benefit concert on May 23rd before signing a terrific acapella version of “The Fields of Athenry”. Then Martin’s dad Mike comes on the show. Mike was born and rasied in Mayo and says he’s “the last generation of real Irish people”. Then Marting does another tune, “Willya Go Lassie, Go”, which brings down the house.

Linda Bacin and Pete Meersman of the National Restaurant Show are in Lizzie’s and tell us about the annual show this weekend, which brings in over 140,000 visitors to Chicago for the convention. Then we hear a tune from Nathan Carter who is playin Gaelic Park Memorial Day weekend for Irish Fest.

We are closing in on the deadline to save $100 bucks on your tix when Skinny & Houli Return to Ireland, and don’t forget the Skinny & Houli White Sox game on Friday June 13th with free tix from Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC. Cool show!

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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