ROCK, Gaeilge and the Goods

Jackie Costa Ribeiro

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Do you like rock? Are you a big fan of the Irish language? Are you looking for only the best of the best? Yes, we are. There is a lack of good music in the musical industry. However, outside of that bubble, the crème de la crème of bands can be found and I will introduce you to a good one: Na Taoisigh.

Na Taoisigh’s upcoming debut album will be released this summer. Photo credit: Na Taoisigh

Pay attention to these guys and this sound. Let’s get straight to the point. Words won’t do, so listen to this exclusive song from their upcoming debut album.

Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile (Oh Welcome Home) – An exclusive song from the upcoming debut album by Na Taoisigh

Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Did you like it? Yes! (a big yes?). So, let’s listen to another song and then, I will give you all the exclusive details about the band and what is coming up. Rock on, baby!

This next song was written in honour of Peig Sayers, who was an Irish language author and storyteller who lived on the Great Blasket Island in Kerry. Peig holds a very important place in Irish culture but many Irish people don’t have a fondness for her because in school many of them were forced to study her autobiography. Na Taoisigh wrote this song in honour of Peig and her book, to counteract insults that they had heard:

Peig ★★★★

Na Taoisigh was formed on Valentine’s day in 2010. Their name means ‘The Prime ministers’. The band consists of Brendan on lead guitar and vocals, Oisín on drums and bodhrán and Tiernan on bass and rhythm guitar. Dan also accompanies on tin whistle and flute. Their sound is a combination of Irish, rock and indie music sung in Irish.

There is a growing Irish language rock scene currently in Ireland with musicians such as Seo Linn, Rís Ceol, Eve Belle, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Spats Colombo, Dysania and Mo Hata Mo Gheansaí. Na Taoisigh hope to be the next big thing in Irish music.

For sure, if you have the opportunity to go to one of their gigs you’ll have fun. Have a look at this video of Na Taoisigh at Electric Picnic in 2014 in the Irish Tent (An Puball Gaeilge)!

 

Na Taoisigh’s upcoming debut album will be released this summer on http://www.nataoisigh.com/

Rock on! 🤘

 

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Jackie Costa Ribeiro

Jaqueline Costa Ribeiro, was born in Itapevi, Brazil in 1984. She graduated from the Bandeirante University of São Paulo (UNIBAN) with a degree in Technology in Radio and TV Management in 2008 and a postgraduate diploma in Television Communication Studies in 2010. Currently, she is living in Dublin and undertaking a Masters in Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College.