The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51171 Message #1968981
Posted By: Dickmac
15-Feb-07 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Matt McGinn (1928-1977)
Subject: RE: Matt McGinn
I didn't say he was a latter day Robert Burns but some think he was.
As someone who was brought up in Ayrshire I've a great love of the works of Burns as well as Matt. Matt was no Harry Lauder - he was quite unique and wrote humorous songs and more serious songs with equal ability.I think Matts work will continue to be enjoyed for a lot longer than Harry's. Matt's songs are still sung today at clubs, sessions and by Adam McNaughton's Stramash but (thankfully)I can't remember when I last heard a Harry Lauder song.