TSCD463 webThis powerful compilation from MacColl’s many recordings made for the Topic label during the 1950s and ’60s gathers ballads and songs of nationhood, crime and punishment, mining and weaving. Many are traditional, but some are MacColl’s own compositions and include such widely known pieces as Dirty Old Town and The Gresford Disaster.

Ewan MacColl vocals
Peggy Seeger accompaniments

1  Ye Jacobites By Name
2  Johnny Cope
3  Cam Ye O’er Fra France
4  Haughs O’Cromdale
5  Such a Parcel o’Rogues in a Nation
6  Farewell to Sicily
7  Derek Bentley
8  Johnny O’Breadiesley
9  Go Down Ye Murderers
10  Van Diemen’s Land
11  Minorie
12  Sheep Crook & Black Dog
13  The Bramble Briar
14  One Night As I Lay on My Bed
15  The Grey Cock
16 The Blantyre Explosion
17  The Gresford Disaster
18  Four Loom Weaver
19  Song of the Iron Road
20  Dirty Old Town

Available now from: