Why SINGING in the Irish Language is a Fantastic Way to Connect With Your Irish Heritage

Three Reasons To Sing in Irish Gaelic

Imagine

You're in a bar in the Gaeltacht. There's a music session going on. You pluck up the courage to say "May I sing ye a song you'll all know?".

Share

The people around you don't have to understand the Irish language. They'll see your love for Irish culture.

Practice

Songs give you a structure to practice, something you can pick up over time, even if you don't speak any Irish Gaelic yet.

Get Three Songs and Their Lyrics

1. Trasna na dTonnta

"Across the waves" is of an Irish man travelling home to Ireland, disillusioned with foreign life.

2. Beidh Aonach Amárach

"There will be a market tomorrow". The story of a young girl begging her mother to go to the market, but she's told she's not old enough yet.

3. Bean Pháidín

"Páidín's Wife". A vengeful song! A woman wishes terrible outcomes for Páidín's wife, so that she could have him instead.

P.S. We can already hear you tell yourself “I’ll never be able to sing a song in the Irish language, that’s too difficult“. It does take practice, but is such a wonderful way to dive into your Irish heritage, and to then share it with others. Let yourself get immersed in the songs we’ll send you above.