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This Irish (Gaelic) Version of ‘The Cup Song’ Could Be The Best Ever

This could be one of the coolest versions of ‘The Cup Song’ I’ve ever seen!

From what I can gather, about 600 students and staff at Coláiste Lurgan in Conamara, Ireland got together with plastic cups to perform ‘When I’m Gone’ (Also known as ‘The Cup Song’) and give an unofficial attempt to set a world record for the largest group performance of the song.

It looks like this was uploaded almost two months ago, I’m not sure how I missed it up until now.

The title, ‘Amhrán na gCupán‘, means ‘The Cup Song’ in Gaeilge. (Gaeilge being the language we would call Irish or Gaelic.)

Fun fact for you: Anna Kendrick‘s ‘When I’m Gone’, which is featured in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect, is actually a cover of Lulu and the Lampshades’ song called ‘Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me)’, which is supposedly a rendition of an old-time folk song called ‘When I’m Gone’, recorded back in the 1920s by ‘The Carter Family’.

Here’s the scene from ‘Pitch Perfect’ that put this song in the spotlight.

Watch The Director’s Cut of Anna Kendricks’s ‘Cups’ (Pitch Perfect’s ‘When I’m Gone)

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