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MacColl Celebration Tuesday 27 October

Les in Chorlton 07 Sep 09 - 11:29 AM
Desert Dancer 07 Sep 09 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: MacColl Celebration Tuesday 27 October
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:29 AM

From the website


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"The memorial concert for Ewan MacColl (25 January 1915 - 22 October 1989) looks set to be a landmark folk occasion, commemorating the life and work of one of the major architects of the English folk revival. But far more than a prolific songwriter, folk singer and teacher, he was the founder with Joan Littlewood here in Manchester of radical theatre, a playwright and actor, and a passionate supporter of radical causes.

The concert, which will be held at Peel Hall in Salford on 27th October, also celebrates the re-issue by Manchester University Press of Journeyman, Ewan MacColl's vivid and entertaining autobiography. This new version has been re-edited from his original manuscript, and includes a new introduction by Peggy Seeger, his partner for the last thirty years of his life. Copies of the book will be on sale for £10 during the concert.

Peggy Seeger is joined at the concert by folk singers old and new. Among those taught by Peggy and Ewan in their 'Critics Group' were Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Bob Blair and Brian Pearson, all variously singing, writing, acting and teaching. Sandra teaches on the influential Folk and Traditional Music degree course at Newcastle University, the best training ground for folk musicians today. John Faulkner, now artist in residence at the Galway City Museum, took part in Travelling People, last of the famous MacColl/Seeger Radio Ballad series,

Tickets are currently on sale from Manchester Univesrity Bookshop. Contact details on the website above

L in C


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Subject: RE: MacColl Celebration Tuesday 27 October
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 02:16 PM

Journeyman book reissue site (as linked on the site above).


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