Sunday, October 26, 2008

Léim thart / Jump around

I love to use the Irish language in my books, particularly in The Chronicles of Faerie. I see it as a silver thread stitched through the story, like the elven languages Tolkien invented, except I didn't have to invent mine. (Buíochas le Dia.) Irish-American commedian Des Bishop fell in love with the language and did a hilarious and moving television programme on his efforts to become fluent in it. Check out his website: This is a fan made trailer using Des's recording of Léim thart.

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