Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and chart-topper Macklemore indulge in the cúpla focal.

Last year, the duo lent their talents to Ceol 2018, the annual compilation album of contemporary songs sang in the Irish language.

Radio presenter and curator of the project Eoghan McDermott took to Twitter to commend the pair for their involvement. He revealed that they had recorded an Irish poem to 'introduce' the album.

Saoirse Ronan & @macklemore recorded a spoken word intro as Gaeilge for #CEOL2018 & I love them for it. It's about how the language is beautiful & versatile but delicate & needs people to help it along. Huge love to them for being involved. Please share the love! Failte go Ceol!X pic.twitter.com/sPvhXMyvvy

— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) September 26, 2018

Seattle-born rapper Macklemore, real name Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, has often spoken of his love for Ireland. He even released a song called "Irish Celebration."

The performer previously reminisced on his first-ever gig in Ireland in 2000, when he played for a small crowd of 200 people.

"I had never experienced that level of energy the Irish brought to the show. My family's history comes from Ireland so to get that type of love felt like a homecoming, a community of people whose support for my music would only be rivaled by my own of Seattle, Washington.  There was nothing like it," he said.

The line-up for Ceol 2018 involved top acts like Kodaline, Wheatus, The Coronas, and Picture This performing their hits as Gaeilge. 

The album was compiled by Conradh na Gaeilge and Raidió Rí-Rá in conjunction with the Irish radio station, RTÉ 2FM. In a bid to foster enthusiasm for the national language, the album will be given to every school student in Ireland free of charge.

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Tomorrow 350,000 #CEOL2018 albums with tracks by Saoirse Ronan& Macklemore, Picture This, Kodaline, JP Cooper, Gav James, Coronas, Chasing Abbey, Hudson Taylor, John Gibbons&Soule, The Academic, Parson James, Wild Youth, Delorentos, Sibeal & Cranberries, Seo Linn, N&J will land x pic.twitter.com/CyKcvWxHzI

— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) September 25, 2018

This August, we're celebrating Gaeilge (the Irish language) and Irish music with a series highlighting those around the world speaking and learning Irish and playing Irish music. Throughout the month, we'll look at ways you can learn the language wherever in the world you are, discover what is your very favorite Irish song and even travel to some of the best Irish music festivals in the world to bring you to the heart of the action. 

You can find all this and more in our music section here or in our Irish language section here. You can also follow throughout the month by using the hashtags #ICMusic, #ICGaeilge or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Do you have an idea for a story on Irish music or the Irish language?  Why not join IrishCentral's contributor's platform Irish Voices? You can learn more about it here and sign up here.

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*Originally published in September 2018. 

An illustration of Saoirse Ronan and MacklemoreCeol 2018