Podcast: June 27, 2015

Kathy O’Neill from the Irish American Heritage Center gives us the lineup for Irish Fest July 10-11-12th and all the treats in store, including Gaelic Storm, Scythian, The Westies, Runa, and almost 50 other favorite bands as they celebrate 30 years of entertaining the Irish in Chicago. Then Sean Cleland and Jesse Langen from The Irish Music School of Chicago promote Francis O’Neill Irish Arts week from June 27 through July 3rd with rousing tunes including “The Woman of the House”. Then

Then 2015 Chicago Rose of Tralee Maeve McSweeney drops by with her dimples to talk up summer appearances, and finally State Rep Dan Burke distills 24 years in Springfield into three minutes and we close the show with Sean and Jesse doing a bangup version of “McFadden’s Handsome Daughter”. Fun 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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