Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir have launched a CD called Ó Ghlúin go Glúin (From Generation to Generation) which includes school pupils singing well known songs in Irish.
Some of the popular titles covered in the CD are Cailín Álainn and Buachaill ón Eirne. there are also a number of instrumental versions of the songs in order that the CD may be used as an Irish language teaching aid.
The Ó Ghlúin go Glúin (From Generation to Generation) CD has been published by Dearcán Media and funded by Foras na Gaeilge.
It was directed by Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir music co-ordinator, Patricia Mhic Thorcaill, and the children are accompanied by school staff Katie Nic Aindreasa on piano and fiddle and Pól Mac Bradaigh on flute, bouzoki and low whistle.
Mary Nic Ailín, school principal, said: “We are extremely proud of the children who sing beautifully on this CD. We are eternally grateful to the school staff and Dearcán Media who directed this project from start to finish. “We are delighted that Foras na Gaeilge decided to sponsor this worthwhile CD which will be of benefit to many teachers, parents and children in the future.”
“Not only does this CD include outstanding singing, it will also be of great benefit to educators in the Irish medium sector all over Ireland and to groups who promote Irish Music and Culture as the CD includes instrumental versions of all of the songs which can be used in your own class or school as an accompaniment for the children who are singing.”
The Ó Ghlúin go Glúin (From Generation to Generation) CDs are available to buy or order from the school. Contact the school office on 71268020 or An Cló Ceart at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on 71264132.