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Post June 30 2010, 0:36 AM
hellogoodbye22
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Posts: 1
hey guys! im singing the irish national anthem in august,, and i really need help with pronouncing the words. My music teacher gave me and okay start on it but wasn't much help. i really really want to sing iit in gaelic, although it isn't neccessary...however, in the case that someone CAN help me, i will post the lyrics to the national anthem. oh and also- i know there are many dialects for gaelic...i am not concerned which one anyone uses, i just need a reliable pronunciation guide! and any tips on how to sing gaelic would be welcome also...i have never sung it and am wondering whether i need to flip my rs and things like that! thank you guys all so much!!

Amhrán na bhFiann

Seo dhibh a cháirde duan Óglaigh,
Cathréimeach briomhar ceolmhar,
Ár dtinte cnámh go buacach táid,
'S an spéir go min réaltogach
Is fonnmhar faobhrach sinn chun gleo
'S go tiúnmhar glé roimh thíocht do'n ló
Fé chiúnas chaomh na hoiche ar seol:
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.


Sinne Fianna Fáil
A tá fé gheall ag Éirinn,
buion dár slua
Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Fé mhóid bheith saor.
Sean tír ár sinsir feasta
Ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fé'n tráil
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.

 
Post June 30 2010, 1:10 AM
Redwolf
Ard-Banríon na Ráiméise
 
Posts: 57599
hellogoodbye22 wrote:hey guys! im singing the irish national anthem in august,, and i really need help with pronouncing the words. My music teacher gave me and okay start on it but wasn't much help. i really really want to sing iit in gaelic, although it isn't neccessary...however, in the case that someone CAN help me, i will post the lyrics to the national anthem. oh and also- i know there are many dialects for gaelic...i am not concerned which one anyone uses, i just need a reliable pronunciation guide! and any tips on how to sing gaelic would be welcome also...i have never sung it and am wondering whether i need to flip my rs and things like that! thank you guys all so much!!

Amhrán na bhFiann

Seo dhibh a cháirde duan Óglaigh,
Cathréimeach briomhar ceolmhar,
Ár dtinte cnámh go buacach táid,
'S an spéir go min réaltogach
Is fonnmhar faobhrach sinn chun gleo
'S go tiúnmhar glé roimh thíocht do'n ló
Fé chiúnas chaomh na hoiche ar seol:
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.


Sinne Fianna Fáil
A tá fé gheall ag Éirinn,
buion dár slua
Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Fé mhóid bheith saor.
Sean tír ár sinsir feasta
Ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fé'n tráil
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.


Er...OK. One thing at a time.

If you don't speak Irish, you WILL NOT be able to sing it from the printed words. The phonetic system is ENTIRELY different. It's not just a matter of flipped "r's" (simple answer: slender "r" is flipped, broad "r" isn't...and by "flipped," I really do mean "flipped"...NOT trilled)

Second, typically only the chorus is sung as the anthem.

If you're really going to sing this in Irish, what you need is for someone to read it very slowly for you, so you can repeat word-for-word, then for someone to sing it for you so you can hear how it scans. And I would stick to the chorus. Would that do for you?

Redwolf



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