White Gypsy Boy, Black Gypsy King

2008 / Radio Documentary

This is the story of a 20th Century Irish traveller Black John Maughan who was known as the 'King of the Gypsies'. Through conversation with one of its famous characters and his family, we celebrate Ireland’s traveller culture, explore its heyday and ponder its current decline.

“Kevin McCann’s gorgeous documentary almost seems clouded in woodsmoke”
- Lucille Redmond, Sunday Business Post
“You could listen to this all day”
- Eithne Tynan, Sunday Tribune


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