Pronounced “Dane Guh”, the title translates as “With One Voice”. The series supports the teaching of the Irish language through song, and represents a significant contribution to the Irish language repertoire for young singers.
Designed to stimulate children both musically and linguistically, D’Aon Ghuth is based on everyday experiences and the world of the imagination, the songs are appropriate to the language, musical and vocal ability of primary school children throughout Ireland. The series provides the only Irish-language songbooks designed for the new Irish National Curriculum for Music.
Each volume comes complete with a CD containing both brilliantly-scored backing tracks and high-quality sample performances featuring the Young Wexford Singers under the direction of Eanna McKenna.
The pupils’ pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom or choir.
Composer Sue Furlong was born in Waterford, and has lived and worked in Wexford since 1987. The Musical Performance Director of Wexford Festival Singers, her compositions include The Dancing Master, commissioned by County Wexford Children’s Choir to commemorate the bicentennial 1798 celebrations, and the RTÉ award-winning Mass of Thanksgiving. Sue has worked with children for many years as a teacher of instrumental and vocal music.