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VIDEO: Celtic fans love raggae version of The Fields of Athenry

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One Celtic fan has uploaded a brilliant version of ‘The Fields of Athenry’ to twitter.

Pete St John’s classic song relating to the Irish Famine has been a favourite of the Celtic support since the late eighties and sung by fans across the world.

The Irish diaspora is one of the most far reaching in the globe with every major city and holiday resort laying claim to at least one Irish pub where you are likely to hear ‘The Fields’.

St John has been to Celtic Park to sing his anthem with numerous singers putting their own stamp onto the song.

At the heart of the song is ‘Trevelyan’s corn’ a reference to Charles Edward Trevelyan a senior British civil servant in the 17th century as the English sent one million Irish to their death through hunger with thousands more forced to leave the country.

Glasgow and Liverpool were two cities where the Irish moved to with the foundation of Celtic in 1888 the indirect result of the famine.

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