The Irish language students from Coláiste Lurgan, in Galway, have done it again with their cover version of Adele’s “Hello” as Gaelige (in Irish). The video, featuring lead singer Shannon Bryan accompanied by a great cast of fellow students, was posted last week and has gone viral with close to 500k views on YouTube.
Students attending the Gaeltacht school at Coláiste Lurgan have made brilliant covers of songs such as Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Hozier’s “Someone New,” as well as tunes by Ed Sheeran and Wiz Khalifa.
These Irish language students are really grabbing the public’s attention and later this month their new TV show will be starting on TG4, the national Irish language TV channel. The show, “Lurgan Beo,” kicks off on September 31. They also have another cover, a version of “Cake By The Ocean” which will go live this Friday. Hardest working students in Ireland, this lot!
Is it just us or has the Gaeltacht changed since our day!
Check out this fun video for their cover of “Cheerleader" by OMI, which has racked up 1,245,993 views:
The lovely folks from Colaiste Lurgan even provided the lyrics to “Hello” as Gaelige in case you want to sing along.
Hello, tú ann?
Mé smaoineamh théis na mblianta
Ar mhaith leat casadh liom?
Le ghoil siar ar chuile shórt
Deir siad go gcneasódh am mo phiansa
Ach, táimse fós ag fulaingt
Hello, gcloiseann tú mé?
Tá mé síoraí breathnú siar ar an gcaoi mbíodh rudaí linn
‘S muid chomh hóg agus saor
gCuimhin leat an gliondar sular thit an domhan mórthimpeall orainn?
Muid ‘nois chomh difriúil oná chéile
Is ait an mac an saol
Hello dhuit ag tíocht anall
Ó dheoraí grá atá faoi smál
Ag iarra’ tharla a chuir ina cheart
Ná habair riamh go bhfuil ar ngrá thart
Hello dhuit ón taobh thall
Na bí chomh fuar mar níl aon chall
Admháim mo chionnta
Ba ormsa an locht
Nach féidir tosú ón tús ‘ríst anocht
Le do thoil
Hello, ce chaoi bhfuil?
Gach rud coinní’ ‘stigh rófhada
Tá sé seo chomh deacair
In am bogadh ar aghaidh
Scaoil uait a tharla ná breathnaigh siar
Is fág i bhfad taobh thiar dhúinn
Ní haon rún é nach bhfuil ceachtar a’ainn i dTír na nÓg.
* Originally published in September 2016.