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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....

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.


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

I’ll just leave this here


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 .


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