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Ag Seinm Ceol Gaelach?  Irish Words for Musical Instruments and How to Use Them in Phrases (Pt./Cuid 1) Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

(le Róislín) It’s always fun to talk about music (ceol) and I’m sure many readers on this list are musicians (ceoltóirí, singular: ceoltóir).  Some of the names of Irish instruments are quite recognizable from an English-language perspective, and, to some extent, other languages as well.  One good example is “fliúit” as seen in the graphic…

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An seinneann tú an pianó? An giotár? Uirlis eile? (musical instruments in Irish) Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

(le Róislín) In the last four blogs, we’ve practiced sentences like “I’m playing the fiddle” or “Mickey Hart is playing the drums.”  Anois, cad fútsa?  An seinneann tusa aon uirlis cheoil?  An fhidil?  An pianó?  An giotár?  Na drumaí? In the previous four blogs, most of our sentences used the phrase “ag seinm,” which meant…

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An Bhfuil Ceol Agat? An Seinneann Tú an tAltsacsafón … an Xileafón? Posted by on Jun 17, 2009

 (le Róislín) There are several ways to ask in Irish if someone plays music.  Probably the most general is “An bhfuil ceol agat?”  This literally means “Is there music at you” and refers to playing or singing.  The construction where an activity is “at you” is widely used to ask about skills or abilities.  Some more…

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