Mudcat Café message #1920105 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51171   Message #1920105
Posted By: akenaton
27-Dec-06 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Matt McGinn
Subject: RE: Matt McGinn
When the US Navy were based at Holy Loch servicing their nuclear subs, Matt appeared regularly at our folk club in Dunoon.
After the club we used to have a "pub crawl"...Matt, some other singers from the club and myself with a few locals.
On one unforgettable night we had Matt, Alex Campbell, Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey!!

Matt loved to get into discussion with the young American sailors about foreign policy and Vietnam.
The evening always ended with the sailors singing along to all the CND songs...."The road tae Aldermaston"...."The Glasgow eskimo's ect"
There was also a song which "Big Mick" Broderick would sing called "Remember the Alamo".
Mick almost always rendered this song while pinning some unfortunate sailor to the wall, usually with the sailors feet 12inches off the floor!!

Ah they were great days and nights...we had youth ,ideals and spirit.
And Matt inspired us all.

I'm glad to say there's a new Matt rising in the East.
Davie Robertson from Longniddry has taken up the mantle of Scotlands premier writer and performer of "Scots sang".

Davies best known song is of course "Star o' the bar" but he's written dozens of wonderful comedy songs and more serious stuff full of acute observation of National traits.

If you like Matts work, try a listen to Davie....you won't be disappointed.....Ake