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Thread #66703   Message #3266814
Posted By: Jim McLean
01-Dec-11 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
I think tis comparison between MacColl and De Valera is like comparing apples with pearls. De Valera was involved In a political movement which established a (semi) free Ireland from British rule .. his singing was immaterial. MacColl wanted to keep the British union at least between Scotland, England and Wales and sang to that effect.