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Thread #24796 Message #286505
Posted By: KathWestra
28-Aug-00 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Who's Ewan MacColl?
Subject: RE: Who's Ewan MacColl?
I'd just like to add a plug for Ewan's "Radio Ballads." These were combinations of songs and narrative on various topical issues, which were run on BBC radio. There are about 8-10 of them that have been re-released on CD, and they are splendid. The ones on the fishing industry ("Singing the Fishing") and on the Traveling People are my personal favorites, but all are amazing work. "Shoals of Herring" was written for the fishing program. Kathy