Amhrán an Lae: Dé hAoine

Seo é an amhrán deireaneach i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge. Amhrán ana cháiliúil do pháistí in Éireann é.Is é “An Gréasaí Bróg” an t-ainm atá ar an amhrán seo agus tá sé á chanadh ag Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh as iarrthar Chíarraí.

This song is familiar to schoolchildren and Irish language-learners around the country. It represents a type of song called a débat grá or ‘love debate.’ In this song there is an argument between a girl and her mother about matters of the heart. She wants to go to the fair in Co. Clare but her mother tells her she is too young.

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as.

Amhrán an Lae: An Déardaoin

Seo é an ceathrú amhrán i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is é “Tá dhá ghabhairín buí agam” an t-ainm atá ar an amhrán seo agus tá sé á chanadh ag Nell Ní Chróinín ó Cúil Aodha in iarrthar Chorcaí.

Seo é amhrán simplí do pháistí mar gheall ar cailín le dhá ghabhairín. Tá sí ag iarraidh iad a chrú ach níl aon buicéad aici chun an bainne a bhailiú. Mar sin téann an bainne go léir síos trína hata ar fuaid an bhaile!

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as.

Amhrán an Lae: Dé Céadaoin

Seo é an tríú amhrán i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is é “An Seanduine Dóite” an t-ainm atá ar an amhrán seo agus tá sé á chanadh ag Séamus Ó Bheaglaoich ó iarrthar Chíarraí.

Is amhrán é seo mar gheall ar bhean óg atá pósta le seanfhear aosta cantallach. Tá brón uirthi agus mar ní réitíonn sí go maith leis.

Bainigí sult as!

Amhrán an Lae – Dé Máirt

Seo é an dara amhrán i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is é “Óró ‘Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile” an t-ainm atá ar an amhrán seo agus á sé á chanadh ag Paul Brady.

The name of the song translates as “Oh-ro You’re Welcome Home”. “Óró” is a cheer, while “sé do bheatha ‘bhaile” translates as “you are welcome home.” The song in its original form dates back to the third Jacobite rising in 1745-6. In the early 20th century it received new verses by the nationalist poet Patrick Pearse and was often sung by members of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising. It was also sung as a fast march during the Irish War of Independence.

Bainigí taitneamh as!

Amhrán an Lae – Dé Luain

Fáilte go dtí an chéad amhrán i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is é An Poc ar Buile an t-ainm atá ar an amhrán seo. Tá sé á chanadh ag Seán Ó Liatháin as Cúil Aodha i gContae Chorcaí.

“The Mad Puck Goat”. From an original poem by Dónal Ó Mulláin in the early 20th century, the song was made famous in the early 1960s when recorded by Seán Ó Sé to an arrangement by Seán Ó Riada. This is a song about a mad ferocious goat that travels around Cork and Kerry causing havoc and damage where ever he goes. The song is also associated with the town of Killorglin in Co Kerry. Each year in Killorglin, Co. Kerry (in the month of Lunasa) August 10th, a Puck Fair is held. The Puck, a wild mountain goat, with decorated horns, is paraded through the streets with applause, cheering and music. On arrival at the town square he is crowned and then ceremoniously raised on a scaffold platform some twenty five feet high. The Puck resides here for the next three days and nights looking down on his subjects.

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as an amhrán deas seo.

Junior Violin Class

Junior Infants started violin lessons with Ms. Doyle before Christmas. They have enjoyed learning lots of songs and dances to help them to remember the names of all of the different parts of the violin. They have also been practicing how to hold the bow and the violin properly. It has been a lot of fun and the children have been working very hard. We hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Listening and Responding

Today Room 10 presented our “Listening and Responding” for the rest of the school. We listened to “The Little Train of Caipira” by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer born in 1887. We listened very carefully to the piece of music and tried to work out what message the composer was trying to convey. Here are some of the images we created before we knew the title of the piece. We have everything included- dragons, castles, battle scenes etc.

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Royal March of the Lion

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In our class we listened to Royal March of the Lion from a suite called Carnival of the Animals. A suite of music is a collection of short musical pieces. This suite was composed by a French composer named Camille Saint-Saens.
Camille Saint-Saens was born in Paris, France in 1835. His great-aunt Charlotte introduced him to the piano and he began piano lessons when he was 2 years old!
We really enjoyed listening to Royal March of the Lion. The main instruments we could hear in the music were pianos, violins, cellos and the double bass. The beginning of the music is the introduction. It is letting the other animals know the lion is arriving. The tempo changes throughout the piece. If you listen carefully you will hear the lion roaring. The roar is represented by the pianos moving up and down the scale really fast.