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July 18th, 2015

05:00 pm - RnaG schedule - need help understanding it

I listen to Raidio na Gaeltachta on my internet radio. I like listening to traditional music.

On weekends, it seems to be sports - play by play of some game or other. I can't get anything out of it because I don't understand very much Irish. Also I'm not a sports fan of any type.

I can't make much sense of the online schedule. On the RnaG wikipedia page, it says that between 2100 and 0100, they play music with English lyrics to appeal to younger people.

So can anyone suggest a time of day that I can listen to traditional music?


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April 17th, 2015

02:36 am
I was listening to a R na G podcast. The interviewer kept saying what sounded like "sha... sha..." I imagine it was "Is ea". What was I hearing? It sounded like the interviewer was replying "yes... yes..." or something.

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March 22nd, 2015

04:11 pm

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May 12th, 2014

12:53 pm - Reverse definition question
Hello! Is there a word that specifically means/refers to making deals and/or bargains with fairies? Someone mentioned this term might exist, but I've been searching high and low for confirmation one way or the other to no avail.

Thank you!

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April 20th, 2014

10:30 am - Eabhnat - pronunciation?
Pronunciation: Eabhnat/Eabhnait
any suggestions?

I am assuming "ev-net" but I would appreciate any input as I am nowhere near being a native Gaeilge speaker.


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October 20th, 2012

03:07 pm

What are the words for different colours of cats? Eg. the equivalent Irish terms for tortoiseshell, calico, marmalade, tuxedo cat, and any other terms.


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October 5th, 2012

11:43 am - surprising use of Irish in ad
This ad in the Toronto subway has the word "listen" in various languages. I figured (like I always do when I see this type of thing) well "every" language except for Irish of course.

Then in the bottom right corner, below the 9am, I saw "eist"


I wonder if an Irish immigrant to Toronto had something to do with this. The average Canadian thinks that the Irish language is English spoken with an Irish accent.

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January 12th, 2012

01:27 am - Help with the pronunciation

Just recently I fell in love with the traditional song Siúil A Rúin. I'm singing in a group and we mainly perform a'cappella songs, sea shanties and folk songs so when I introduced this song to my fellow members we immediately decided to add it to our repertoire. I am fairly new to Gaelic and I adore the sound of it, but sadly, I can neither speak it nor pronounce correctly. I would be really grateful if someone could help me with the chorus:

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rúin
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'm not sure if the spelling is correct as I found the lyrics online, so I'm sorry about that. Thank you in advance!

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December 9th, 2011

08:17 pm - Irish language lessons in Seattle
gra_is_stor will be teaching Irish Language Classes for Beginners, on Wednesday evenings in 2012, beginning Wednesday, January 4th. Classes will run from 7pm to 8pm. Cost is $40 for the month of January paid in full (at the first class), or $15 per drop-in. I will be providing materials for at least the first few classes; you will want to bring a notebook and a pen, and if you'd like you may bring a recording device if it is nonintrusive. This class will go over reading and pronunciation, but will have a focus on speaking Gaeilge as a living language.

There are no prerequisites. If you have never tried to learn any Gaelic language ever, you are welcome to take this class. If you have tried a bit on your own but not gotten very far, you are welcome to take this class. If you had some a long time ago but would like a refresher, you are welcome to take this class. If you have Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), but no Irish (Gaeilge), and would like to fix that, you are welcome to take this class. If you can already converse fluently as Gaeilge, please email me at caerasinger@gmail.com and we can talk about setting up a conversation group (and you are probably well beyond this class).

Classes will be held at Edge of the Circle (bookstore), on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Their full address is 701 East Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, and phone number for the shop is (206)726-1999. Classes will be held in their meeting room downstairs.

If you have any questions about the classes themselves, please feel free to contact the teacher at caerasinger@gmail.com . Thank you.

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September 16th, 2011

05:57 pm - Ros Na Run Season 16
My kinda review of the season premiere of Ros Na Run


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