UNIT 5 MODERN IRISH MUSIC

PART 2A MUSIC GENRES

1. Listen to the audio extract below and fill in the grid in the book. You will hear each music genre twice.


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PART 3A IRISH SINGERS

Look at the accompanying worksheet and listen to the audio below. Can you match the music clips to the names of each singer/group and to the pictures? You’ll hear each extract twice.

PDF Worksheet: Irish Singers

SINGERS TABLE

PART 4 IRISH SONGS

Below are six of the singers/groups from the list of albums. As a whole class, you must come to agreement on one of these you would like to listen to. Your teacher can give you more information on each one to help you choose.

U2. The Cranberries. Sinead O’Connor. The Frames. Snow Patrol. Van Morrison.

Your teacher will now give you a copy of the lyrics of a song by the artist you have chosen with some of the words missing. Listen to the song and fill in the gaps.

Click on the link below to download the PDF worksheets (with answers) for each of the songs.

Song Lyrics - Worksheets

Song Lyrics – Worksheets

Unit 5 Songs

Feel free to give time to discuss the meaning of the song with students after they have finished the listening comprehension. Each song is accompanied by some questions to consider and a quote by the artist about the song.


U2 – One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftjEcrrf7r0

The Cranberries – Zombie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares to You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0

The Frames – Revelate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCyFMnhP_94

Snow Patrol – Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS8IZcx7tJY

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmkgQRmmeE

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PART 2A MUSIC GENRES

Examples of each genre:

Reggae: Bob Marley – No woman, No Cry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGqrvn3q1oo

Rock: Bruce Springstein – Born to Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA&list=PLq5_IODrGmKgXMn2NrFl8UTpSkrqq0NWh

House Music: Sander van Doorn – Gold Skies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwsY_foobEw&index=7&list=PLhInz4M-OzRX96VZlkhDs9s1WuyQvKKTL

Classical Music: Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI&list=PLVXq77mXV53_3HqhCLGv4mz3oVGYd2Aup

Jazz: Charlie Parker – I’ve Got Rhythm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fgxyyrqZ-I&list=PL8C8CD98840A3A63A

Singer/Songwriter: Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM&index=9&list=PLknidvzcLCRG4lDk5fvrsE8DAxicn6qcK

*The Singer/Songwriter music clip used in the audio extract is taken from the song ‘One More Time’ by Johnny Rayge from his 2014 album ‘Vigil’. To find out more, go to:

https://twitter.com/jrayge

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPGR1SuBEzUDHSKEIWL3yQ

Rap: Eminem – Lose Yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXumtgwtak

Country and Western: Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvCgSqPZ4EM&list=PLskKWhn-LBTgeVXnhROv7jgG7163pbTe-

Opera: Pavorotti – Nessun Dorma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdTBml4oOZ8

PART 3A IRISH SINGERS

Examples of songs by each Irish group/singer

Enya – Caribbean Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl8iYAo90pE

U2 – Beautiful Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o&list=PLEsW0I4D4LQYuSRxRzcqEK94rbE9-OFHq

The Irish Tenors – Red is the Rose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2TGRcfhg6Y

The Original Rudeboys – Stars in my Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx26ZyXEd90

Van Morrison – Moondance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFxGBB4UGU

The Cranberries – Linger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s

The Pogues – Fiesta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pYI9t-I6qo

Westlife – Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuFHaVJpcr4

Sinead O’Connor – Take me to Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMzY_KQIKjU

 

PART 3B IRISH MUSIC ALBUMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOBs8dU4Pb8

ON YOUR OWN

1.

Doodle Video

Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Get students to draw a doodle for each line of the song and simply film each one in order to make your new video for the song.

Jessie J – Price Tag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvWDTZmdPCQ


Literal Music Video 

A literal music video is a parody of an official music video clip in which the lyrics of the song have been replaced with lyrics that describe what’s actually happening in the video.

AHA – Take On Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE9OQ4FnkQ


Lip-Sync Video

Students learn the words of the song. Set up the video camera and film the students mouthing the words of the song as if they are singing it themselves.

One Direction – What makes you Beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C22y9-zCS4g