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Watch: Youngsters’ brilliant Welsh-Irish cover of The Killers’ hit song

10 Jul 2023 2 minute read
Youngsters from The Urdd and TG Lurgan (Credit: Urdd)

It’s The Killers – but not as you’ve ever heard them before.

Youngsters from Welsh and Irish language organisations – the Urdd and TG Lurgan have joined forces to produce a special collaboration.

Their brilliant version of The Killers’ hit ‘Human’ features the song sung in both the Welsh and Irish languages.

The first collaboration between the two youth groups occurred in 2020, but due to Covid that was carried out remotely.

Now the singers from the Urdd and TG Lurgan were able to meet and come up with something truly special.

In a post on Instagram, the Urdd wrote: “This is our cover of Human by The Killers unlike any other you’ve heard before, performed and produced entirely in Welsh and Irish by young Urdd and TG Lurgan members.

“Our first Welsh-Irish collaboration was produced virtually back in 2020 due to COVID-19. Now, our young musicians are able to come together to sing, perform and celebrate our languages and culture with one another.

“A massive diolch and go raibh maith agat to everyone involved, especially our young performers and musicians!”

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George Thomas
George Thomas
9 months ago

Nation building stuff. Well done everyone.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

That was fantastic…sgoinneil … bendigedig

Andy Williams
9 months ago


Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

Lovely tune, I must listen to the original, it has anthem quality about it… The young people seemed to be in a state of rapture, quite remarkable… I’ve crossed the southern Irish Sea in boats no bigger than a Currach and there is little between the 6th century and the 20th when one is half way across in the dark with the compass swinging madly and fifty fathoms beneath the keel on the second most turbulent water in the world… Swnt Enlli and the Pentland Firth can evoke similar emotions… Walking along Sarn Badrig and listening to the bell buoy… Read more »

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