Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

Feen of the Tober

Jack Delaney is a young Irish Traveller fiercely proud of his heritage. A talented singer and songwriter, he has a degree in Irish, but the language he is focussing on now is Shelta, Gammon or Cant, the native language of the Travelling community. His ambition is to create a comprehensive digital resource of the language, to spark a revival of interest among young Travellers. This trilingual documentary, produced by Niamh Costigan, is a fascinating portrait, both of a remarkable individual and of a unique language that has much to teach all of us about our collective history and heritage.

Feen of the Tober
Title in English
Man of the Road
Entry Category
Radio Documentary
Produced By
BBC Gaeilge
Niamh Costigan
Directed By
Niamh Costigan
Niamh Costigan
BBC Radio Ulster