Tuesday 20 February 2018

Rap supremo Macklemore joins Coláiste Lurgan for their latest hit 'as Gaeilge'

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Coláiste Lurgan are moving in high circles, as rap master Macklemore joined the students to create their latest ‘as Gaeilge’ hit.

The American rapper visited the Coláiste Lurgan music crew in Galway as they compiled their latest track, Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’.

It follows the college’s two million YouTube hits for their Irish version of Avici’s version of ‘Wake Me Up’.

The students’ Avici remake was also played at Croke Park for the warm-up of the first Cork-Clare All-Ireland Senior Hurling final.

Macklemore agreed to do the Irish version of his song after he was approached by the Irish college.

Students Keith Ó Briain, Cian Gormley and Ian Mac Gabhann feature as the rappers in their latest video and Jenny Ní Ruiséil and Dáithí Ó Ruaidh star as the lead singers.

Macklemore (L) & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, pose with their award for Best Hip Hop Video
Macklemore (L) & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, pose with their award for Best Hip Hop Video "Can't Hold Us"

And, if you want to experience the ‘ceol’ for yourself, here are the official lyrics ‘as Gaeilge’:

Seo muid ar ais,

Breathnaigh -mar a bhíodh, mar atá, mar a bheas, mar a bheadh

(Ag)Cuartú bealach eile,

Sin an chaoi ‘s toram leid

Agus creid go bhfuil muid ann le fad’ an lá,

‘S b’in ‘tá uait?

Fágaí seo! Nós nu(a) – siúil go hálainn

Tuige do chuid cainte? – tuige do chuid toirní?

Caillte anseo idir tuisil is modh’nna

Bréan de do nósanna, stop do bhaothchaint

Yup! – Éist, (tá) sé éasca

Oibrigh ar feadh an lae

Léigh is léigh aríst é

Sin an chaoi ata sé

Cén tseafóid? Níor thuig (mé) do cheacht

Tá mo dhóthain de do ghramadach is na dánta

Níl suim a’inn ann

Seo’d an tús leis

Gabh is crith an domhan

Dul ag feabhsú, ag athrú aon sórt seafóid’ tá ann

Tabhair faoi! Fanagaí ann

An líonra lán lenár bhfonn,

(Ár) n-oidhreacht ag dul sa tóir

Le háit a fháil dúinn ar domhan

Tusa’-, tú ann C-A-C-S-M-U-I-T-I-fada-N, aineaolach,

(Dul) As mo chiall ó bhí mé ceathair déag,

Ag éisteacht leis an gcac sin

Riail(acha) nach ndéanann ciall

Tóg an brat leat,

Craic a’d – freisin!

(Gach duine)

Linne ár dtír

Is ní ghéillfidh muid tada

Beart de réir ár mbriathar

Is ní dhíolfaidh muide ‘mach í

Linne ár dtír

Is ní ghéillfidh muid tada

Beart de réir ár mbriathar

Is ní dhíolfaidh muide ‘mach í

Curfá

Gabhfadh muid ar aghaidh,

Seo’d é an nóiméad

Ná breathnódh muid siar

‘S tabhair faoi go cróga

Caith bhur lámha san aer,

Tá an saol seo romhainne

Tá an saol seo dhúinne

‘Nois, ‘bhfuil muid réidh leis?

(Go) maith! Tá an scéal seo tosaithe

Tiocfaidh sí, bhí mé i gcónaí ar bís,

ach anois tá sé ann, tá’n rí-rá tagtha

Coinnigh siar mé?

Ná bac, chuile cheo (mé) in ann a dhéanamh,

Gan dabht faoi

‘S me ag smaoineamh ar an am

A shíl me nach mbeinn in ann

Seasamh suas dom fhéin

‘Nois Bhuel ‘nois — Tá!

(Tá) nós seo slán

Gabhfaidh muid ar aghaidh.

Pleann idir lámh a’inn

Fad saol tá romhainn

Faoiseamh is tú ag smaoineamh

Frigg soir (thú) ‘is an bád a thog anoir thú

Téigh dtí diabhail mura dtuigeann tú an chraic

‘Nois tá sé ann, cas amach é

 

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