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Thread #156154 Message #3679850
Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Nov-14 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
"Jim – why were you interviewing Peggy?"
Pat and I are in the process of putting together two hour-long programmes on Ewan for Irish radio station Lyric FM - they have been scheduled for broadcasting in January to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth.
They will cover his early life and his theatre work, and include his approach to singing and songwriting; a great deal of the time (we hope) will be taken up with his work with The Critics Group.
Beacuse they are aimed at an Irish audience, some time will be taen up with his and Peggy's contact with performers such as Joe Heaney, Dominic Behan and Seamus Ennis - also his songwriting for The Travelling People, Song of A Road, and the film, The Irishmen.
Lat weekend, the producer, Paula Carroll (no relation) and I spent two glorious days recording Peggy in Oxford - to say we were gobsmacked at what we were given would be to put it mildly.
There is a biography of Peggy in its final stages and the family are putting together a 4 CD box set of Ewan's singing for Topic.
As the Festival of Fools once remarked, "It's all happening now".
"bopping away to Leapy Lee and Herman's Hermits"
Lucky old you - spent most of my life dodging those 'Little Arrows'!!