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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

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

MoHatMoGheansai / YouTube

3. The Corona’s excellent Heroes and Ghosts

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

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

Gaeilge Bhriste / YouTube

6. The Walls – To the Bright and Shining Sun

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

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

TG Lurgan / YouTube

9. TG4 facilitated the nailing of this Christmas classic

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

DoubleSqueeze / YouTube

11. Yes, Wagon Wheel has been done as Gaeilge

TG Lurgan / YouTube

12. As has Tom Petty

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13. An acoustic Little Lion Man too

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

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15. Ar fheabhas to all

TG Lurgan / YouTube

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