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Christmas carols as Gaeilge?

I don't know how to say "Christmas carols" in Irish, so part of the title is in English, but regardless, the question is still the same - Who here knows of any Christmas carols, be they native to the Irish language or translations of English ones?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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Last year alexinireland put up this post:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5912056

It lists some carols, links to his Christmas Memrise course and summarizes holiday customs.

Don't miss Cuireadh do Mhuire Invitation to Mary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFqQj2Z2Fl4
A year later I find it's still a favorite of mine.

And here are the LYRICS with translation.
http://www.ballinagree.freeservers.com/cuireadh.html

Last year I had linked to an audio file of the poet himself reading it, but this year I see it's been monetized. :D :D :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MangoTiki

Cuireadh do Mhuire is enchanting! So beautiful!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Here's a lovely rendition of A Oíche Bheannaithe (O Holy Night)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fe2h2o
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I got some responses here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5964471 which you might find helpful.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fe2h2o
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Also a couple of carols mentioned here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5912056.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Thanks for providing the links!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fe2h2o
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Thanks:-) fixed.

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https://www.duolingo.com/jacqui105010
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Here is Oiche chiun or silent night as bearla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeDG9eyFj_4

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In terms of recordings, Mary McLaughlin also has an album of translated ones, it seems: http://www.amazon.com/A-Gaelic-Christmas-Mary-McLaughlin/dp/B002SCQSSQ

For my money, (Loreena McKennitt's rendition of) The Wexford Carol is still my favorite Christmas carol of all time.

3 years ago
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