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Thread #66703   Message #3262726
Posted By: GUEST
24-Nov-11 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Ewan was a theatrical person, knew how to dramatize his songs and added Peggy to enhance his music. He was also a socially conscious person which made him more relevant to me than other singers.

I don't think that you can portray an artistic performance without a considerable amount of education. Ewan and Lloyd both did this.

What made them relevant was their interpretations of the Scots Ballads and sea songs.

Let's face it. There are some traditional singers who are actually boring in their presentation.
The material is more important than their singing of it.

Of course, this brings up the question, what is entertainment and to whom?

Subjectivity comes up.