Songs in Irish Gaelic

Songs in the Irish language are beautiful to listen to, however it is a challenge for anyone to access these songs, unless they have a good understanding of the Gaelic language.  In her course ‘Songs in Irish Gaelic’, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh makes these  songs  more accessible to both the Irish learner and the non Irish speaker.   She gives background information for each of the songs before breaking down the pronunciation of each phrase slowly. She then puts the melody to the words and gives expert advice on ornamentation, phrasing, breathing and other singing techniques.  This course is not only fantastic for music learners but also for learners of the Irish language as songs are the best way to familiarise oneself with the rhythms and sounds of any language.  The songs in this course are structured from the easiest to the most difficult so that students can build on their skills as they progress through the songs.  By the end of the course, the student will have a richer appreciation for the Irish tradition and a repertoire of six Irish songs - lively songs, slow songs and funny songs.  Song lyrics, written music, chords and English translations are all included for each song.

Muireann is a  native Irish speaker and a regular contributor on TG4, Irelands Irish language television, Radio na Gaeltacht and  BBC Alba.  Most recently she has co-presented and performed on the award-winning series ‘Port’ on TG4 / BBC Alba alongside Scots Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis. 


Lessons

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Deoindí

Songs in Irish Gaelic Lesson 1


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

An easy to learn Irish Gaelic song

Song

Deoindí

Songs in Irish Gaelic Lesson 2


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Grace Notes

Song

A Mháire Bhán Óig

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 3


E♭Major | Level 2 | Melody

Introduction / Pronunciation of the song.

Song

A Mháire Bhán Óig

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 4


E♭Major | Level 2 | Melody

Melody and Vocal Technique

Song

Nead Na Lachan

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 5


B Major | Level 2 | Melody

Introduction / Pronunciation of the song.

Song

Nead Na Lachan

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 6


B Major | Level 2 | Melody

Melody and Vocal Technique

Song

An Mhaighdean Mhara

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 7


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Introduction/ Pronunciation of the song.

Song

An Mhaighdean Mhara

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 8


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Melody and Vocal Technique

Song

Bo na Leathadhairce

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 9


B♭Major | Level 2 | Melody

Introduction / Pronunciation of the song.

Song

Bo na Leathadhairce

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 10


B♭Major | Level 2 | Melody

Melody and Vocal Technique

Song

Cad é sin don té sin

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 11


B Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Introduction/ Pronunciation of the song lyrics.

Song

Cad é sin don té sin

Songs in Irish Gaelic: Lesson 12


B Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Melody and Vocal Technique

Song

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