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Posted By: Dave the Gnome
19-Sep-01 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: MacColl Tribute in Salford - Sunday
Subject: MacColl Tribute in Salford - Sunday
Spotted in tonights Manchester Evening News (19/09/2001)

'Dirty old town' honours its son

One of Salfords most famous sons is to be remembered in a tribute at the Working Class Movement Library. The life of musician Ewan MacColl, who wrote the song Dirty Old Town, about the city where he grew up in the 1930's, will be celebrated from 2pm on Sunday. MacColl's widow, Peggy Seeger will join friends and musicians performing in The Joy of Living - the title of one of his many sucessful albums. The afternoon will include songs and extracts from his early theatre and radio plays. Those who knew him will also share their personal memories. MacColl, whose real name was Jimmie Miller, died in 1989. His singer-songwriter daughter Kirsty was killed in a tragic boating accident last year. Admission is free, with details on 0161 736 3601.
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Anyone want to Join me? I'll stand them a pint in Salfords real ale Mecca - The Crescent - later as well:-)


Dave the Gnome