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15th Crawley Irish Festival

Southgate Playing Fields will once again play host to the annual Crawley Irish Festival on Sunday 29 August 2010. Celebrating its 15th year, the Festival is a fantastic day out for the whole family, and a chance to enjoy the very best of Celtic and Irish entertainment and culture. With over 6000 festival-goers expected at this year’s event, it’s not to be missed – so be sure to save the date!

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The Fields of Athenry

The Fields of Athenry is a folk song about the Great Irish Famine, of the 1840s and tells a story through first-person narrative. The song, which was first recorded by Irish ballad singer Danny Doyle, recounts the tale of a prisoner who has been sentenced to transportation to Botany Bay, Australia, for stealing food to feed his starving family.

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