Thursday 23 November 2017

Third video hit in a month for Irish college Colaiste Lurgan

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Colaiste Lurgan has had it's third video hit in as many weeks with an rendition of the Lion King's 'Circle of Life' as Gaeilge.

The college has gained massive exposure for the Irish language recently, giving several popular songs an Irish language make-over.

The college's previous viral videos include Irish language versions of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' and Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' from the popular film Pitch Perfect.

The Irish language summer college first hit headlines with their cover of 'Some Nights' by FUN, which earned over 140,000 views on the video sharing website YouTube.

Colaiste Lurgan have a well-populated YouTube account, active for over two years with uploads of students recreating popular song as Gaeilge, and various organised events like the Festival of Colour. The channel has a total of 1.1 million views and over 3,000 subscribers.

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