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Thread #66703   Message #3263702
Posted By: Dave Hanson
26-Nov-11 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Ewan MacColl wrote ' The shoals Of Herring ' utilising Labans theory of efforts, we all have characteristic efforts and patterns in our everyday speech, MacColl and Charles Parker analysed Sam Larners speech patterns, and MacColl wrote ' Shoals Of Herrings ' based on these results, a short while later he sang the song to Sam Larner, who said to Ewan ' I've known that song all my life ' MacColl later reported that Sam thought he knew it because there were no barriers, he was listening to his own speech patterns and efforts.

By the way, I don't really know what this thread is all about, anyone with any interest in Ewan MacColl and more the one brain cell [ except Colin Irwin apparently ] knows that Ewan was born in Salford and was christened Jimmy Miller.

Dave H

[on more than one occaision I've heard Colin Irwin repeat the myth that MacColl was born in Auchterader ]