Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Urban anthro in song

A while ago, back in the day, when I was trying to find social anthropology about Irish immigrants in urban settings in the recent past (ie 60’s) I found nada. Song was suggested to me, and I can’t recall pursuing it so heartily.

Today I came across Christy Moore’s Cricklewood and was struck by how this could be the closest thing we have to a form of urban anthropology. Christy Moore Paddy on the road Christy Moore Don’t forget your shovel Christy Moore Cricklewood (it’s really only the verse about getting a sub)

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