Irish Language and Song

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

Taught by

Important note: This program is taught by Sean Williams. A bug is displaying Dawn Williams instead of Sean Williams.

The Irish language (Gaelic) has a number of complex rules (grammar, spelling, pronunciation) that are remarkably easier when the language is spoken, sung, conversed in, joked with, and celebrated. We will work our way through the rules by singing gorgeous songs in the Irish language, making small talk with each other, doing exercises designed to smooth the way in Irish conversations, and figuring out how and why "go raibh maith agat" means "thank you." We'll meet just once a week on Saturdays, but you will have access to online resources and exercises to keep things fresh during the week. By the end of the session you will be able to sing about a dozen songs and engage in small talk.

Program Details

Fields of Study

language studies music

Preparatory For

Cultural Studies, Music


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Sat 10am-2pm

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning