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Ag Smaoineamh Os Ard - Ed Sheeran sings Thinking Out Loud in Irish

You know that famous Ed Sheeran song 'Ag Smaoineamh Os Ard'? Well, you may be more slightly more familiar with the English version - Thinking Out Loud.

The global superstar has created a bespoke version of what is one of his most recognisable songs for a new Irish language compilation album.

According to RTE, the lyrics were provided for the singer with the Irish spelt out phonetically.

The new version - along with Irish language tracks by Kodaline, The Coronas and others - are for an upcoming CD CEOL 2016 le hEoghan McDermott.

The album will be distributed to all schools and to Third Level students from January 2016.

TE 2fm's The Eoghan McDermott show played the world exclusive of the track.

McDermott told RTE: "Getting Ed Sheeran to record a bespoke version of one of the biggest songs in the world is incredible.

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"The fact he is singing as Gaeilge makes it all the better.

"Ed and the host of other incredible musicians on our CD shows that the use of the Irish language is being revolutionised at the moment, particularly in music.

"This album shows that anyone can speak as Gaeilge and that we should all give it a go."

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