Singwithme.ie has been developed in partnership with www.anmuinteoir.ie, an Irish owned company set up in 2013 to help make the teaching of Irish more fun in the classroom. We have carefully compiled a selection of songs that we believe will be very suitable for all children especially children in schools.
These songs will help develop children’s confidence in music, and in singing aloud. They will also have the benefit of improving both English and Irish languages.
The songs are in four categories with ten songs in each one:
This section is full of fun with loads of room for the child’s imagination.
The focus in this section is on the importance of love in all our lives and of nurturing a love and appreciation of the beauty of the natural world all around us.
These songs all tell a story of bygone days. They recall the lives of the generations before us including the themes of emigration, hardship and romance with a bit of humour and imagination thrown in.
The importance of love, friendship, caring, justice and at times “saying nothing” is reflected in the first songs. We end with a selection of hymns.
These songs are an Irish version of our Fun Songs. They are also a great way of learning Irish.
In launching singwithme, Joe Mc Hugh , the Minister for Education, referred to the site as therapeutic, refreshing, uplifting, fun and great for getting away from the stress in all walks of life... the singing in Irish - English say’s it all.
The cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Seamus Ó Domhnaill referred to the “harnessing of the fun and interactive element of learning.”
The singwithme team has drawn on the experience of many teachers currently involved with music in the classroom.
The Music curriculum has three interrelated strands:
Singwithme helps the learner to focus on listening, responding and later performing with our instrumental versions of all our songs.
Each album or song is also available on iTunes.
We thank the following for their professionalism.
We are grateful to so many teachers who have helped us with this project and we are indebted to those who have given us the financial backing.
We express our gratitude to our singers, our professional musicians and to the many teachers who have helped us over the last 18 months.
Táimid fíorbhuíoch do Fiona Harte (Hudaí) a d’aistrigh na hamhráin in “Amhráin Spraoi.”
Singwithme plans to regularly add new content. Feedback and suggestions for new material is most welcome. Feel free to request songs that you think may be suitable for future categories.
Happy singing and most important enjoy singwithme.ie