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Thread #66703 Message #1110787
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
06-Feb-04 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
I think the healthy way is the Irish way - sing songs you like reagrdless of where they come from, but sing them in your own voice. The result of that is that everyone starts assuming that the songs are Irish in origin, but so what?
That was the great thing with Lonnie Donnegan, he never put on a foreign accent to sing a foreign song. And, thanks to Alex Campbell, I'll always have a tendency to think of Irene Goodnight as being Scottish.
And I'm still waiting for someone to come up with the goods on the "poet or writer from the past" from whom Ewan MacColl borrowed the name.