With the tragic news that Sweedish EDM artist Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) has died at the age of 28, we're listing back to this gorgeous rendition of his hit "Wake Me Up" in Irish. 

Coláiste Lurgan, a Gaeltacht school in Connemara, County Galway,  is world famous for their production of excellent music videos re-interpreting popular songs in Ireland’s native language, Irish (Gaelige). 

In 2013 they did a stunning cover of Avicii's hit "Wake Me Up" in Irish, and it's truly a sight to behold and be heard - it's been viewed over 6 million times. 

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Even Avicii himself gave his stamp of approval to the videos. The Swedish DJ tweeted, “This one’s so cool! Can’t understand a word but I love it!”


The college’s focus is on “Gaelige gan eagla” (“Irish without fear”) and promoting the general use of Irish among the younger generations. The videos are made on a voluntary basis by the students of Coláiste Lurgan and local professionals who offer assistance free of charge.

Avicii. Credit: Shawn_Tron/CC

Avicii. Credit: Shawn_Tron/CC

Avicii forever changed the world of EDM with his unforgettable tunes like "Levels" and "Wake Me Up." In a statement today, publicist Diana Baron shared the devastating news that he had been found dead in Muscat, Oman.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the statement read. "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

RIP. 

Colaiste Lurgan's Avicii cover of "Wake Me Up"TG Lurgan