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Posted By: GUEST,Desi C
19-Jan-11 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: Which Town is MacColl's Dirty Old Town?
Subject: RE: Which Town is MacColl's Dirty Old Town?
It is indeed Salford where he grew up, it's a district of Manchester in England. Though on my travels back to Eire, I'm always struck by how many people there believe it's an Irish song referring to Dublin or Belfast, and it's hugely popular there