Podcast: October 8, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week, our hosts begin by looking back over the success of The 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley. Our guest this week is Irish Trad musician and Fermanagh native, Laurence Nugent, or as Houli calls him, ‘The Miles Davis of the tin whistle’. Laurence tells us about his recent CD Launch back home in Fermanagh, about when he came to Chicago in ’91 and the abundance of Irish music in Chicago. Laurence will be hosting an Irish musical fundraiser with many big music names from the Chicago area. It’s being held at Gaelic Park on November 4th to help raise money for the Cross Country Project at Oak Lawn High School. Tickets and more info here: https://www.picatic.com/musicforbethel. The money raised will be put towards building a hospital in Bolivia. It’s for a great cause so get your tickets! We hear a tune from his album, ‘White Island’ and Larry plays some live reels for us. What a treat! Our hosts discuss The Ryder Cup and some local upcoming events including the Chicago Marathon and as usual, we have our weekly ‘Who Died?’ and ‘Who Cares?’ segments. A great musical show this week with an old pal! We finish the show with a final tune from Laurence Nugent’s new CD, ‘White Island”.

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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