Animated Videos for Traditional Irish Gaelic Songs

“Ó Cad é Sin an Té Sin,” sung by Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. Lyrics and English translation.

“Cailleach an Airgid,” sung by Róisín Elsafty and Damien Dempsey. Lyrics and English translation.

“Gréasaí Bróg,” (The Shoemaker) sung by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Can’t find lyrics translation on this one. But dude! It’s a happy song about going to the fair, and arguing with your mother about being too young to marry! What’s with all the drama in this video!!?? But it’s undeniably beautiful and touching, so go with the drama. 🙂

“Bean Phaidin” (aka “Paddy’s Wife”), sung by John Beag. A cheerful version of this rather nasty song wishing the man’s wife dead. (Emotionally honest, but very stalkerish.) Comes with a good English translation.

“Dún do Shúil” sung by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of the band Altan. Lyrics and English translation.

There are a bunch more, but I’ll save them for another day. They’re a couple years old.


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