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Thread #39137   Message #557245
Posted By: 8_Pints
23-Sep-01 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: MacColl Tribute in Salford - Sunday
Subject: RE: MacColl Tribute in Salford - Sunday
We were there! Both the Sat singaround and Sunday tribute event were absolutely amazing. I have never experienced such a concentration of quality singing. Kevin Mitchell said it was the best singaround he's ever been to! We feel as though we've made lots of new friends, what a priveledge to have been involved.

Dave, there were plenty of Salford people there (the 2 concert rooms probably held about 120 people between them) Quite a few folk said they lived locally. Info had been available from the Working Class Movement Library.

There were so many highlights it is difficult to choose a favourite moment but here are a few of mine (I was in the annexe):- Peggy Seeger singing "The first time ever I saw your face", Alison and Geordie singing "The Joy of Living", Terry singing "Manchester Rambler", "Kiss the children for me Mary" and "Dirty Old Town" and Kevin Mitchell singing "Tunnel Tigers" All these were incredible, as was Alison performing "Cloudberry Day" and Ellen singing a couple of Lizzie Higgin's songs.

I, and many others were moved to tears by Annie Dearman's song about Ewan's mother. It is one of his less well known compositions but brilliant nonetheless!

We're still on a high from the weekend and the good news is that the Ducie Saturday night gathering is set to become an annual event - so if you missed out this year, watch out for postings next year!

Sue and Bob vG