Students learning Irish language with cover of Cheerleader

VIDEO - students perform Irish language version of OMI's Cheerleader

A group of young Irish students who add their own cultural twist to the decade’s biggest chart songs have done it again – this time with Cheerleader by OMI.

The group – called Gaeilge – take a popular song and translate the lyrics into the Irish language.

In the past they have covered See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Wake Me Up by Avicii. Their new song – a cover of Cheerleader – is called ‘Síoraí Spraoi’ in Irish.

VIDEO - students perform Irish language version of OMI's Cheerleader

It is a great way to teach the language to young people – and older ones for that matter.

The video sees dozens of kids dancing on the beach as a number of singers take it in turns to sing the lyrics. There is even a bit of Irish dancing in the middle of the video.

The message is clear – that the students are having a lot of fun with the song, and learning their native language in the process.

Cheerleader was a huge hit for Jamaican star OMI in summer 2012. It sold over one million copies (including streaming) and reached number one in dozens of countries across the world.

We might be biassed but we have to say that we think that the Gaeilge version has surpassed the original.

Take a look at the video below.


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