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Thread #138028   Message #3158594
Posted By: MGM·Lion
22-May-11 - 07:16 AM
Thread Name: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Subject: RE: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Ewan wasn't just 'an actor of sorts', Ian: he was an experienced and distinguished actor & playwright with Red Megaphones, Theatre Workshop, &c, & married to T Workshop director Joan Littlewood. Other folksingers/professional·actors were Theo Bikel & some of the Clancys.
Bikel in particular was a master of accents. & don't knock Ewan's Scots accent; he grew up in Salford, but his father came from Stirling & his mother from Auchterarder & theirs was the accent spoken in his home. His Scottish sounded a lot more convincing than Jeannie Robertson's often did after Hamish Henderson got at her.