Ewan MacColl

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Ewan MacColl was one of the architects of the folksong revival. Whether as an interpreter of ancient ballads or as a writer of new songs, he influenced almost everyone involved in folk music in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. He brought the same skill and understanding to songs of Britain’s industrial cities, ballads of Scots history and lyrics from the English countryside. His own compositions, many of which have passed into the common currency of folk music, are featured both on his own albums and on The Radio-Ballads (see under TSCD801-808).

Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger – The Jacobite Rebellions

2019-11-12T14:27:38+00:00

Songs of the Jacobite Wars of 1715 and 1745 sung by Ewan MacColl with guitar and banjo accompaniments by Peggy Seeger. 'These songs recall a social order which has long since passed away under the wheels of the locomotive, the arterial road, [...]

Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger – The Jacobite Rebellions2019-11-12T14:27:38+00:00

Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger – Steam Whistle Ballads

2019-11-12T14:27:58+00:00

From the original LP notes: The British Labour Movement has a rich heritage of songs - songs that convey a sense of history, as well as imagery and emotion for present day industrial workers and their friends. The force and tang of [...]

Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger – Steam Whistle Ballads2019-11-12T14:27:58+00:00

Ewan MacColl – Chorus From The Gallows

2019-11-12T14:32:36+00:00

Ewan MacColl was one of the architects of the folksong revival. Whether as an interpreter of ancient ballads or as a writer of new songs, he influenced almost everyone involved in folk music in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. He brought the [...]

Ewan MacColl – Chorus From The Gallows2019-11-12T14:32:36+00:00

Ewan MacColl – The Manchester Angel

2019-11-12T14:43:27+00:00

Ewan MacColl was one of the architects of the mid twentieth century British folk revival. A polemicst, writer and a singer of extraordinary dramatic power. His influence on the whole movement has been of the utmost importance. MacColl's singing brings both the [...]

Ewan MacColl – The Manchester Angel2019-11-12T14:43:27+00:00

Ewan MacColl – Bundook Ballads

2019-11-12T14:43:46+00:00

An anthology of soldiers songs, ribald, cynical and occasionally sentimental. Performed in his inimitable style by Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger, Jimmy MacGregor and John Cole. 1  Any Complaints 2  The Fortress Songs 3  Farewell to Sicily 4  The Ballad of Wadi [...]

Ewan MacColl – Bundook Ballads2019-11-12T14:43:46+00:00

The Travelling People

2019-10-31T09:20:19+00:00

A radio-ballad about Britain's nomadic peoples by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger The last of the radio-ballads deals with gypsies, tinkers and the rest of Britain's travellers - 'people talking about what it means to be a tenth-rate citizen in [...]

The Travelling People2019-10-31T09:20:19+00:00

The Fight Game

2019-10-31T09:22:36+00:00

A radio-ballad about boxers by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger Part documentary, part allegory, The Fight Game takes the listener into the gladiatorial arena of professional boxing. "In The Big Hewer, about coal mining and The Fight Game, about boxing, [...]

The Fight Game2019-10-31T09:22:36+00:00

On The Edge

2019-11-01T16:58:27+00:00

A radio-ballad about the teenagers in England and Scotland by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger. Just as groups like The Beatles were about to redefine youth culture, the radio-ballad team produced this powerfully revealing account of the lives and dreams [...]

On The Edge2019-11-01T16:58:27+00:00

The Body Blow

2019-11-01T16:59:05+00:00

A radio-ballad about the psychology of pain by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger. Conceived as a documentary on the psychology of pain, The Body Blow focuses on five people partially or totally disabled by polio. 'The rhythmic nuances of the [...]

The Body Blow2019-11-01T16:59:05+00:00

The Big Hewer

2019-10-31T09:25:05+00:00

A radio-ballad about Britain's coal miners by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger The Big Hewer - 'a poetic documentary with worker heroes,' as The Times called it - charts the lives of Britain's coal miners, in the Northeast, East Midlands [...]

The Big Hewer2019-10-31T09:25:05+00:00

Singing The Fishing

2019-10-31T09:26:51+00:00

A radio-ballad about Britain's herring fishing communities by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger Britain's herring fishing communities are the subject of this, perhaps the best-remembered and most widely heard of all the radio-ballads. It was broadcast in more than 80 [...]

Singing The Fishing2019-10-31T09:26:51+00:00

Song Of A Road

2019-10-31T09:17:41+00:00

A radio-ballad about the building of the M1 Motorway by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger The second of the remarkable Radio Ballads Song of a Road tells the story of the making of the M1, Britain's first motorway. The road [...]

Song Of A Road2019-10-31T09:17:41+00:00