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15 cover versions as Gaeilge that are absolute bangers

Pure tunes.

1. Coláiste Lurgan made Avicii’s Wake Me Up sound even better as Gaeilge

Source: TG Lurgan/YouTube

2. Mo Hat Mo Gheansaí did a brilliant version of Battles by Hudson Taylor back in 2012

Source: MoHatMoGheansai/YouTube

3. The Corona’s excellent Heroes and Ghosts

Source: Gary Shekleton/YouTube

4. As part of the same Ceol series for Seachtain na Gaeilge, Mundy belted out Galway Girl

Source: padraigomuireagain/YouTube

5. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova also did Falling Slowly back in the day - Grá dom Leonadh

Source: Gaeilge Bhriste/YouTube

6. The Walls – To the Bright and Shining Sun

Source: 96cambridge/YouTube

7. When Ed Sheeran tried his hand at a cúpla focal with this version of Thinking Out Loud

Source: RTE2fm/YouTube

8. Late last year, Coláiste Lurgan tackled Adele’s new classic

Source: TG Lurgan/YouTube

9. TG4 facilitated the nailing of this Christmas classic

Source: TG4/YouTube

10. And Bell X1 hopped on the Ceol train in ’07 with Flame

Source: DoubleSqueeze/YouTube

11. Yes, Wagon Wheel has been done as Gaeilge

Source: TG Lurgan/YouTube

12. As has Tom Petty

Source: the temporary music/YouTube

13. An acoustic Little Lion Man too

Source: AmateurEarSex/YouTube

14. Declan O’Rourke recorded his classic No Brakes for Ceol ’07

Source: DoubleSqueeze/YouTube

15. Ar fheabhas to all

Source: TG Lurgan/YouTube

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