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Thread #135224 Message #3083228
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
27-Jan-11 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow (MacColl
Subject: RE: McColl or Harry Lauder-Jock Hawk's Adventures
Surely the point of starting this thread was that there have been previous threads here regarding Ewan's stance on not wanting singers to perform material from outside their own tradition such as American songs.
I also heard Ewan perform this song a number of times at the Princess Louise. A traditional Scottish ballad backed up by a young American lady playing five string banjo. I was also at the ACTT in Soho Square (The BBA Folk Club had changed venues)when Ewan asked Lisa Turner a competent singer and guitar and banjo player at the time but English not to sing an American song. Lisa decided not to sing at all and sat down.
Unlike MtheGM I do find this recording amusing. Being able to laugh at this particular recording of McColl doesn't mean that I don't appreciate the good material that he recorded or wrote.
Lighten up guys.