tunes & airs, English & Irish names
Why is it that (most) tunes are commonly referred to by their English name, but very often, airs are called by their Irish name? Does anyone know where I can hear the pronunciation of any of the following? Or is anyone willing to try to type it out phonetically? At least that would get me started, though I’d much rather hear it.
( Is that akin to no dots? ;-) )
Úirchill an Chreagáin
Ráitachas na Tairngreacht
Port na bPucai
I had another (Geaftaí Bhaile Buí), but I was able to find a YouTube video where it’s pronounced in the introduction, so after listening about 100 times I think I have that one down. About the other three I still haven’t a clue.
Boy did my spell checker make wiggly red lines all over that post!