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Thread #80784   Message #1474973
Posted By: GUEST,mukeychris
30-Apr-05 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
Subject: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
Hi guys,

I'm writing about Ewan MacColl's songwriting techniques, specifically with regard to the tradition in my dissertation, but have been searching in vain for a quote as to why he chose to do this: i.e. he wanted folk song to be an evolving tradition, it was left-wing propaganda etc.

Can anyone point me towards an online source? Or tell me yourself and I'll quote you as folk experts?!

Much appreciated,



Ewan MacColl might get played on Cool as Folk!