Youtube – Learning to Play the Tin Whistle

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    Could anyone comment on the authenticity of pronunciation, and the dialect, of this TG4 show?


    I’m learning Irish on my own, living in a place where there are no Irish speakers at all, and have only been to Ireland one time – so here is my “expert” analysis ;-P :

    The old guy (MacDara, an ea?) is speaking in the Connacht dialect and is obviously a native speaker.

    I’m learning Munster Irish so I may be wrong about this one, but to me, Mary sounds like a fluent learner with fairly decent pronunciation.

    Héilics Órbhuí

    Yeah, MacDara is a well known actor who plays the character Tadhg on Ros na Rún and I’m fairly certain he is a native Connacht speaker. The woman Mary sounds, as WeeMan says above, like a fluent but not native speaker.

    Cool video – he plays a pretty miserly character on the show so it’s nice to see him as a nice down-to-earth fellow 😉

    Bríd Mhór

    Macdara is from Árainn (Aran Islands).

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