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Thread #66703   Message #1110648
Posted By: GUEST,Prince(ss ) Louise
06-Feb-04 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Should this be a new thread ?

Re The Ballads & Blues Club

Saw it mentioned on this thread and was somewhat surprised as I didnt think many people remembered us.

I followed this up by looking at a MacColl web site where it stated that the Ballads and Blues changed it's name. I don't think so. Ewan and Peggy went off and started the Singers Club and the Ballads and Blues Club carried on until May 1965 when for reason's outside it's control it had to cease.

Thinking back to the early days in Holborn, does anybody know what happened to such transatlantic and home grown visitors as Winston and Mary Jane Young, Dean Gitter, etc ? and do Sandy & Caroline Paton still perform ? Where is Lisa Turner? one of the few people who refused to follow MacColl's wishes. Lisa sang and played the 5 string and like many of us preferred American material.We had some most entertaining evenings including the time when Ewan and Dominic Behan nearly came to blows over Alan Lomax collecting methods in Ireland

Still an addict after all these years. There's no way out.