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Thread #24796   Message #286264
Posted By: GUEST,Dave Brennan
27-Aug-00 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Who's Ewan MacColl?
Subject: RE: Who's Ewan MacColl?
I knew him briefly when he would run or organise critic-circle events. I used then to live in Liverpool. This was about the time Mister Fox came on the English folk scene and of course the coming of 'electric folk.'

He was an extremely knowledgible about all types of European folk music. His wife, Peg also knew so much and it was often you'd hear her beside or behind him when he'd hum something and she joining in.

I enjoyed the trips down even though the train fare was a scandalous price for a sixteen-year-old then.