Irish-language music video app TG Lurgan launches

3 Dec 2012

Move over MTV and Vevo … a new Irish-language video app called TG Lurgan has launched to present music videos as Gaeilge. The app has been developed by the makers of the Irish-language social network Abair Leat! which launched earlier this year.

The free app TG Lurgan is now available to download for Android and iOS users from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app has been developed by the Irish language school Coláiste Lurgan, which is headed up by Michéal O’Foighil and created Abair Leat!

The new TG Lurgan app features contemporary Irish-language music videos, as well as tutorial videos on learning Irish. It also allows users to create their own playlists.

According to O’Foighil, the aim is to allow users to update their own videos on the next version of the app.

He said the app could also help users with their Irish-language learning.

TG Lurgan is also on the Vimeo platform and recently passed the 1m plays milestone after launching on Vimeo more than two years ago. Popular videos include An Chóisir Rac, an Irish cover of Party Rock by LMFAO, and Lady Ga(eilge) a medley of Lady Gaga songs.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic