This Funny Rap by Irish Kids Is “The Summer Song”

“The song of the summer” is an odd ballad written by Irish schoolchildren. The tune, titled “The Spark,” was made by a group of young people from Cork, Ireland. The song was the outcome of working with Cork-based adolescent rap group Rhyme Island, local producer GMCBeats, and the creativity-focused charity organization The Kabin Studio. This two-minute, thirty-three-second song was created by the group with thirty children, some of whom are from refugee accommodation in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, and who range in age from nine to twelve.


The Spark was developed ahead of Ireland’s yearly “national free day of creativity for young people,” known as Cruinniu na nOg. More than 1,000 free activities for children and teenagers are offered around Ireland during this very popular festival. Irish state broadcaster RTE promotes it, and the Irish government sponsors it.

Launched in 2018, the Cruinniu na nOg project will take place this year on Saturday, June 15. Ireland is the only nation in the world to offer a “national day of free creativity” for people under the age of 18, according to the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan.

The Spark on X was published by RTE on May 16 and has had over 8.6 million views so far. Many people asked the song’s creators to upload it to Spotify in the comments section, and others even suggested that The Spark may be Ireland’s submission for Eurovision.

Some sick music! wrote an X user. Those pupils deserve a hearty round of applause and a homework pass for the remainder of the academic year. Incredible material

producer of the song, Garry McCarthy, also known as GMCBeats, claims that the concept originated during the weekly workshops held at Kabin Studio in March. McCarthy said, “They write songs with kids all the time, but The Spark is the first one that goes viral.” The music video for the song was made on a tight budget in a single day.

“We do things quickly,” the 28-year-old said to The Guardian. We constantly rotate fresh tracks into the mix every week. It just so happened that this one went a little bit further. We have no desire to profit from it. If it becomes profitable, we would want the proceeds to go directly toward Kabin Studio and children. Except for Rhyme Island’s Soundcloud, no music streaming services currently feature The Spark.

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