College perform top modern songs in Irish language
An Irish language school has taken the internet by storm by producing videos of popular songs with the lyrics sung in Irish.
Several acts including U2 and Coldplay, and shows like the Lion King, get the Irish language treatment.
Coláiste Lurgan is a summer school in Co Galway for people to go and learn Irish.
While they say course work is important, the best way to learn the language is to throw yourself in and speak it as much as possible.
When they have finished speaking, they can also sing in Irish. A novel way the school has developed to keep the learning fun is to translate the words of modern songs and to have the students sing in Irish.
They have uploaded several videos of their students singing hit songs.
The latest videos is of the song Royal by teenage New Zealand star Lorde. The Irish title is Ríoga and the song lends itself to the ancient Irish language very well.
Take a look at the video below, as well as some other songs performed in Irish.
U2’s Beautiful Day
Fun’s Some Nights
Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars