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Thread #66703   Message #3273758
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
14-Dec-11 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
"the lowland scots have borrowed almost all their cultural icons from highlanders and then bretayed their highland countrymen to the tender mercies of the imperial ethnic cleansing."

More often than not the clearing of Highlanders was done by other Highlnders. The Highland Chiefs may have been anglicised but they were still Highlanders for the most part. Not Lowland Scots and not English. Though of course there were some exceptions. As for icons etc. MacColl was immersed in what were probably mostly Lowland ballads. I don't think he put kilts on and played the Highland pipes that much or sang much in Gaelic etc.