Jack in the stories is the Travellers' hero; he gets back at...
Date 15 February 1979
Track ID 65820
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1979.14

Original Tape ID

SA1979.014

Summary

Jack in the stories is the Travellers' hero; he gets back at authority or the settled community.

Jack stories are important to the Travellers because he is their hero. Travellers see themselves in Jack. They were treated as inferior to the settled community, and stories like 'Jack and the Devil', or 'Jack and the Laird', or 'Jack and the Water Bailies' are a way of Travellers getting back at authority or the settled community.

Recording Location

County - Fife

Parish - Cupar

Village/Place - Cupar

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS