Special Event in Swinford Cultural Centre Saturday Night
‘The Craic was good in Cricklewood: Songs & Stories of the men who built Britain’ is a multimedia presentation which brings to life the world of the 20th century Irish navvy in Britain. The show features songs and poems of the navvy life, together with first-hand recorded accounts of life on site and in the dancehalls, pubs, and bed-sits of Camden Town, Kilburn, Cricklewood, or anywhere the Irish congregated in Britain, all linked together by Ultan Cowley’s commentary.
Ultan Cowley is ahistorian, publisher, performer & author of ‘The Men who built Britain: A History of the Irish in British construction’ and ‘McAlpine’s Men: Irish Stories from the Sites’ and a CD called ‘The Craic was good in Cricklewood: Songs & Stories of the men who built Britain’. With these two books and the audio CD documentary, Ultan Cowley has built a definitive history and a testament to the Irish men and women who immigrated to Britain and whose lives revolved around Britain’s construction industry.
Ultan is the son of actors John Cowley & Annie D’Alton who played Tom Riordan & Minnie Brennan respectively in RTE’s TV series ‘The Riordan’s’
The show has been very well received internationally and we look forward to a very interesting evening on Saturday, 20th September at 8pm in Swinford Cultural Centre.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome