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Thread #133307   Message #3023322
Posted By: Fred McCormick
04-Nov-10 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Folk 78 - Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger
Subject: RE: Folk 78 - Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger
Guest, Thanks for pointing that one out, whoever you are. I've downloaded it and I'll be taking a copy for posterity.

In fact I remember the original transmission. I was living in a bedsitter in Portrush, Co Antrim at the time and listened to it through a tinny portable radio. Happy days! Wasn't there some bother over actually getting the concert staged? As I remember it, there was a Musicians Union strike because the BBC wanted to axe one of its orchestras, and the whole thing had to be put back until the strike was over.

However, this wasn't their final concert or anything like it. I returned to England at the back end of 1978 and caught them several times during the next few years.