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Thread #66703   Message #3262811
Posted By: Jim McLean
24-Nov-11 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Jim Carroll has it correctly. The Scottish side of Ewan was political to me as in my discussions with him he was definitely of the " British working man" group. We disagreed on Scottish Republicanism/Indeepencece which I advocated. He sang about the Jacobite Rebellion but that was as close as he got to a Scottish political line. Every Scot knows his accent is theatrical but I don't think that is important in the great scheme of his great contribution to folk music in general.