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GUEST,Ewan McVicar Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not? (170* d) RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not? 08 Feb 04

I don't know where I read it, [a magazine article many years ago, I think] any don't quote me for the locale, but I recollect reading that Evan [not Ewan] MacColl was a 19C Perthshire Gaelic minor poet. I have often said with pride that in 1960 I sang so much like MacColl people would ask what my name was before I changed it to Ewan. I would retort that I was Ewan in 1941, four years before he was.
I got the impression from another source I don't recall that the Ewan MacColl was a playwriting persona, and he seems to have recorded for Lomax in 1951 as Jimmy Miller, though he signed the relevant letter alerting Hamish Henderson about Lomax as Ewan.
These recordings, in the Lomax archives, are fascinating, and I'm urging that the Lomax people try to get them released on Rounder.

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