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Thread #54656 Message #3759753
Posted By: AmyLove
19-Dec-15 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Wexford Carol (in Irish)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wexford Carol (in Irish)
I'm really enjoying both the Joyce books.
I'm more interested in singing songs that were written in Irish. I've been reading a lot of Irish literature (in English, but as you know, Irish words pop up throughout) and I want to be able to pronounce the words correctly. Singing in Irish is a fun way to improve my pronunciation. Plus, as I've learned, it's fun for its own sake. I've mostly been singing songs in the sean-nós style, particularly the ones where the singers sing really slowly - that slow pace and the lack of musical accompaniment make it a lot easier for me to hear the words clearly and thus pronounce them with some degree of accuracy.
Thank you. I'm a big fan of archive.org - I've done many searches and bookmarked many of the online books - but I prefer to read actual books.