Gypsy travelers dating
Produced by The Kitchen Sisters & Mixed by Jim Mc Kee In collaboration with Nuala Macklin in Dublin, Nathan Dalton and Laura Folger Aired on April 29, 2010 on NPR’s Morning Edition Travellers. Nomads, moving in caravans, living in encampments on the side of the road.
They speak of non-Travellers as “the settled people.” Mistrusted for the most part and not well-understood.
LISTEN: Shirley Martin talks about Travellers’ work .
She did her doctoral field work in anthropology in Ireland living amongst a group of people known as the Travelling People.
One of the ways in which the marriages were often handled in the past was through a process of match-making, which was part of the rural Irish tradition as well.