Seo chugaibh nasc chuig mo léirmheas ar an dráma Spotless, ón gclár An Cúinne Dána RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta 21 Aibreán.
Beidh mé ag reic filíochta ag cúpla gig le linn Fhéile na Bealtaine. Agus, Anam an Diabhail, nach é sin m’aghaidh ar an suíomh!
Beidh mé ag déanamh gig leis an bhfile Stephen Murphy, agus beidh ceol ann freisin.
I’m going to be doing a lot of new material and I’m really excited to perform it. I’d love to see some friendly faces in the audience of my gig if you are around!
Nó, má bheidh tú ag an bhféile inis dom agus is féidir linn dul go imeacht éigin eile le chéile.
VENUE/Áit: Court House
DATE/Dáta: Saturday 4th Bealtaine
Is féidir ticéid a cheannach anseo.
Part 1 and 2 of What the Focal!? Conradh na Gaeilge
We’ve all heard of Conradh na Gaeilge/ An Cumann Gaelach/ The Gaelic League… but what do these names mean? An what do the organisations do?
Aodhán Ó Deá, a friendly Conradh na Gaeilge employee, was kind enough to sit down with me and lay out the facts.
(SORRY about the humming in the audio… Is gligín mé! úps)
And Part 2:
Ok, regarding this tweet:
Cinnte, rinneadh leagan Gaeilge ar an Nuacht Gaeilge.
But why do RTÉ News repeatedly choose to use only English where Irish would surely be more natural… An é sin an polasaí atá acu?!
My attention was first brought to this practice with the story of the Singing Donkey in Conamara.
Mar a scríobh John Woods ar a leathanach Facebook timpeall an ama:
Stephen, interviewed in this video, is remarkably well-spoken in his native Irish. Three weeks ago today, he was interviewed on Raidió na Gaeltachta. For days afterwards, the programme that interviewed him had a sort of Stephen tribute slot. Among many calls and messages, there was one from an elderly listener. Listening to Stephen had her crying; he echoed how younger people spoke Irish during her own youth. Stephen is sixteen, and people would think the likes of him don’t exist anymore.
RTÉ, the state broadcaster, went out and interviewed him in English. It appears to the viewer that this guy’s cultural background is none too different from his peers in English-speaking parts of the country.
Shouldn’t RTÉ’s English-language news interview the guy in Irish, then subtitle it? If you don’t think that seems appropriate, you might wonder if maybe English-language media are after narrowing your perception of Irish life.
RTÉ is making an ass out of us all with this one, agus a thóin le dúchas.
(Thug sé cead dom é sin a roinnt libh dar ndóigh.)
Chuir sé ag smaoineamh mé faoi pholasaí RTÉ i dtaobh na Gaeilge…
Am I expecting to much to think there might be a blaiseadh of our national language on the national news?
Tis an odd thing to discover yourself mentioned on the internet…!
Tháinig mé air seo de sheans ar Reddit aréir:
New Generation Irish Poets Release Film Series in Locations around Dublin
Thart ar mí ó shin scríobh úsáideoir Reddit darb ainm CraobhChumhra píosa faoi na FísDánta a rinneamar leis Áras Scríbhneoirí na hÉireann.
They give some explanation and context of each poem, and finish with:
Really great series. Some cool art being made in Ireland at the moment!
Cúpla pic ó oíche filíochta i Má Nuad, a tharla ar 5 Márta. Reic mé cúpla dán agus ansin bhí open mic ann.
Bíonn sé i gcónaí go deas bualadh le daoine nua a bhfuil spéis acu san fhilíocht agus san fhilíocht i nGaeilge ach go háirithe.
The photographer also managed to capture my DELIRA face when one student told me that she wrote about me in her LC Irish essay! An teideal a bhí air ná “Gaeilge agus an Ghaeltacht in 2018”.
Great feature on the spoken word scene, and the new generation of poets who perform their works live in pubs and clubs.
It’s written by Paulie Doyle and in today’s Sunday Business Post Magazine. I’m delighted to get a mention!
You can read it here if you have a subscription!
Ba dheas liom bheith i nGaillimh Dé Céadaoin don imeacht seo in NUIG.
I love that REIC has such a community of performers and attendees, but it’s always nice performing in front of new people too. Gives the material a totally different feel!
Agus taithí iomlán éagsúil a bhí ann a bheith ag reic filíochta sa tSualainn níos déanaí sa tseachtain! Seo pic díom le Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh ar an olldord.
Looking forward to this event next Monday.
It’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon, meandering through Dublin listening to poems, with plenty of time between venues to talk with the people around you and take in the city.
And it’s free and unticketed! You can just rock up whenever suits, and skip off if you need to.