From The Gorbals To Gweedore

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20081109

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Between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, the young people of Donegal left Ireland for seasonal jobs in the Scottish Lowlands and to work on the dams, tunnels and roads of the Highlands.

Over 200,000 of them eventually settled in Glasgow.

This programme tells the story of the Glasgow Irish using oral history, traditional songs and the wild fiddle music of Donegal.

For more information on the Odyssey series, visit www.billykay.co.uk and click on Oral History.

20081109

1/4.

Between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, the young people of Donegal left Ireland for seasonal jobs in the Scottish Lowlands and to work on the dams, tunnels and roads of the Highlands.

Over 200,000 of them eventually settled in Glasgow.

This programme tells the story of the Glasgow Irish using oral history, traditional songs and the wild fiddle music of Donegal.

For more information on the Odyssey series, visit www.billykay.co.uk and click on Oral History.

1/4. Between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, the young people of Donegal left Ireland for seasonal jobs in the Scottish Lowlands and to work on the dams, tunnels and roads of the Highlands. Over 200,000 of them eventually settled in Glasgow. This programme tells the story of the Glasgow Irish using oral history, traditional songs and the wild fiddle music of Donegal.