What’s even better than listening to your favorite hit songs?
Watching an insanely talented bunch of students perform those songs in Irish.
Ireland’s coolest Irish language school, Coláiste Lurgan, which hosts groups of teens every summer in the Inverin Gaeltacht of Co. Galway, is renowned for their top-notch Irish covers of popular songs – from Avicci’s “Wake me Up” to “See you Again” by Wiz Kalifa and Charlie Pugh, to Sam Smith's "Stay With Me."
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.
Here are a few of the videos Coláiste Lurgan produced this summer. Prepare to be impressed as they take on signature songs from Taylor Swift, Sia, and fellow Irishman Hozier.
What songs would you like to see Coláiste Lurgan do next summer? Share your thoughts in the comment section.