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Thread #66703   Message #3263787
Posted By: Folkiedave
26-Nov-11 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
I contacted Irene.

This is what she writes:

Och that old argument again - don't they know that I never claimed it was Scottish or Traditional for that matter - the point was that when Gareth was interviewing me - all of which of course you don't see so the whole thing is taken out of context - we were talking about songs about fishing and fishing lassies. I sang Shoals of Herring cos it was my dad's favourite and I sang the Fisher Lassies song because was about the work that all my women ancestors did when they travelled to Yarmouth to gut the herring - and of course Gamrie aka Gardenstown - is mentioned in the song - that is where I come from originally and where all my ancestors came from.