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Language and music are strange bedfellows. A huge factor in our continental cousins’ proficiency in English comes from their consumption of English-language pop culture, especially pop music. However, while English speakers frequently enjoy music in other languages (Sigur Rós, Clannad, that Despacito song), the sung language can be taken merely as another instrument rather than as a piece of meaningful writing.
This week Darach is joined by Fergal Moloney and MC Muipéad from critically acclaimed Irish language music collective IMLÉ. They chat about the creative process, lyrics, nicknames, crisps and much more.
You can get IMLÉ’s album at https://gaellinn.bandcamp.com
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