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For a' that [Jan. 25th, 2015|08:48 pm]
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If Jackie Kay, presenting Radio 4's Pick of the Week, had not mentioned it, I would not have known that today is also the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ewan MacColl. I don't doubt that they would have been happy to share a celebration, and there'd be some fine songs sung at it. Here's just one of them:



ETA: durham_rambler points out that we also overlooked Bob Copper's centenary earlier this month...
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-01-25 09:46 pm (UTC)
Great tune. Thanks for posting.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-01-26 11:09 am (UTC)
My pleasure!
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[User Picture]From: grondfic
2015-01-25 11:27 pm (UTC)
Today's Observer has quite a feature on him, with appreciations (and not!) from several figures from the folk world.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jan/25/ewan-maccoll-godfather-folk-adored-and-feared
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-01-26 11:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for that link - I hadn't seen it. My, Shirley Collins didn't like him, did she? And a celebratory tour to look out for, later this year...
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[User Picture]From: grondfic
2015-01-26 01:07 pm (UTC)
I'm very surprised at Shirley Collins - she generally doesn't have a hard word to say about anyone. Still - I'm prepared to believe that Ewan could be quite a handful - a much-missed one, though.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-01-26 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm quite ready to believe that what she said was true and justified - it's just not the place I'd have chosen to say it!

But it's possible that she *didn't* choose - it's not unknown for the press to take a piece off the file and run it in the wrong context.
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[User Picture]From: grondfic
2015-01-26 04:20 pm (UTC)
I think the Guardian listed several 'interviewers' credited at the bottom of the whole presentation.
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2015-01-26 08:11 am (UTC)
Parcel o' rogues is my other half's favourite short Scottish ballad. Andrew Lammie aka the Trumpeter of Fyvie is his favourite muckle sang.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-01-26 11:50 am (UTC)
It's a splendid tune, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2015-01-27 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh this is just lovely. Beautiful tune and lovely singing.

I have his version of "Turpin Hero," about the highwayman Dick Turpin.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-01-27 11:06 am (UTC)
That's one I've not heard in a long while!
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