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Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?

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Subject: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:24 AM

A current TV advert (UK) for Specsavers, depicts a quaint sheep farming scene (for reasons best known to the marketing people).

The background music is a rather lovely version of 'Mo Ghile Mear'. I was wondering if anyone knew the singer. It sounds Maggie Boyle-ish, but I'm quite happy to be proved wrong.


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:28 AM

Haven't seen the ad yet (is it an insult to sheep??!!) ;-D
but Mary Black did a lovely version of it on an early recording. Perhaps it's hers?


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:36 AM

Thanks Bonnie Shaljean - no, I've heard Mary's version - definitely not hers.


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 06:41 AM

Managed to answer my own question - Una Palliser:

Specsavers Ad.

This Internet thingy is jolly useful, but it'll never catch on.


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 04:04 AM

In this version & others on Ytube, I hear it sung as 'My geela mare'

Is this the correct pronunciation?


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 07:09 AM

Crudely phonetcally: Muh-gill-eh mar

muh - as in MUD
gill - as on a FISH
eh - as in, eh....
mar - as in MARK

There are regional variations - but the above is enough to pass muster anyuwhere.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 07:10 AM

Forgot to sign that last post..

Regards


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 07:16 AM

GUEST,Martin Ryan,

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 03:10 AM

"is it an insult to sheep??!"
No, but it's an insult to Gaelic singing
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST,music lover
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 12:05 PM

It's an insult to the dog, the sheep and all Scots, whether Gaelic speaking or not. If I had ever thought of going to Specsavers this would be enough to put me off.


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: Tootler
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:00 PM

It's a gross insult to elderly people with failing eyesight, Scots or not. I think the ad is immoral.


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST,morrisbrendon
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:18 PM

For the question above about pronounciation, this is how it sounds in the Munster dialect;

Mo Ghile Meár


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST,morrisbrendon
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 04:21 PM

...and apologies, the video and sound are out of synch...I need some new equipment!


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 11:25 AM

THE SINGER IS ISHBELL MACASKILL


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Subject: RE: Specsavers Ad: Mo Ghile Mear: Singer?
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 11:47 AM

The last "Guest" must never have heard Ishbell sing.


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