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Thread #66703   Message #3263797
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
26-Nov-11 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
There was an eejit who claimed that MacColl "stole" 'Shoals' from traditional singers - MacColl (he changed his name you know - just like Robert Zimmermann) was always rather proud of that accusation.

One of the standard pipe tune books (Cabar Feidh/Queens Own) prints the tune (slightly adapted to be a 3/4 march) as "Sgaoth Sgadan (Shoals of Herring". With no composer credited. So one such eejit is the British Army.