The spoken word is intrinsic to Irish Traveller culture, their own oral language called Gammon, Cant or Shelta, has been passed down through the generations and is still used today within the community. It was, therefore, essential to record oral histories from the community, and the young participants learnt about interview techniques, using open questioning, listening and how to record so that they could interview each other and their elders. This resulted in the capturing of fascinating stories, intriguing conversations and and ultimately a deeper insight into Irish Traveller culture. View Memories film
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Our housed Irish Traveller families are very proud of their musical heritage and the children wanted to share their great grand daddy, Felix Doran’s musical talent through a stop motion animation. The children have grown up hearing about Felix, and listening to his and his brother Mikey’s amazing tunes and so they worked together to imagine his travels throughout Ireland in his bow top caravan, before settling in Manchester, England. The children storyboarded their ideas, learnt how to make plasticine models and filmed the animation before adding their voices and their grandaddy’s wonderful Uileann pipe playing. To view the animation click here.
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