jump to navigation

This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Some songs in Irish March 22, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
trackback

I’m not a gaelgoir but I do love the Irish Language. Iarla Ó Lionáird being a particular favourite of mine (A previous TWIMBLT on him).
A few years back John Spillane brought out “Songs we learned at school” and I bought it as a present for somebody and ended up buying it for myself too. Its a wonderful CD and one or two are below.
One of the big things last summer were the videos by Colaiste Lurgan. For someone like myself, who would have a radio diet of news or sports shows it was in Irish that I first heard many of the tunes they did. I really loved their version of ‘Wake Me Up’ being played after or before matches in Croke Park and much of the crowd singing along in Irish.
Poking around youtube I also found some nice versions of their own songs in Irish by various bands which I thought were great too.

About these ads

Comments»

1. d_r_o_q (@d_r_o_q) - March 22, 2014

I’ll just leave this here

Like

2. workers republic - March 22, 2014

John Spillane is doing a lot for Irish song/music.Yes I think that’s a great cd.
I was watching John and Jer Wolf on TG4 last night,an Mactire , as John calls Ger , has a grand resonant voice. My favourite sean nos singer is Astrid Ni Mongan , Maura Harrington’s daughter. I remember the day she won the singing as Bearla and her dad won as Gaeilge, @ the Fleagh Ceoil . At another Fleagh Ceoil they both won , as Gaeilge, fir ‘s mna .

Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,416 other followers

%d bloggers like this: