Podcast: May 7, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli Show and we look back on the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field. We play an interview with Justice Anne Burke, founder of Special Olympics, who tells us about the history of the event. Our first guest is the 2015 Chicago Rose of Tralee, Maeve McSweeney. Maeve fills us in on how she spent her year as the Chicago Rose including her trips to Ireland, Belarus and participating in The Rose of Tralee competition. The Chicago Rose selection night is coming up and tickets and applications can be found at chicagoroseoftralee.org. Our second guest is singer and Derry native, Gavin Coyle, with one of the most distinctive Irish voices in all of trad music. Gavin tells us about his move to the States, how he met his wife and how he got his current teaching job. We’re blessed to have him sing THREE beautiful songs for us. Our segments “Who Died?” and “Who Cares?” are featured and don’t forget to get your tickets for our annual trip to Ireland in October! Gavin sings us out this week with one of Skinny’s favorites,”The Town I loved so well”. It’s a must listen!

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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