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Blood & Roses - The Songs of Ewan MacColl

Wed 4 November

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Picture of Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl was a musician, writer, actor, producer and activist, he is perhaps best known for writing classic songs such as 'Dirty Old Town' and 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' but he also wrote many other poignant often political folk ballads.

First performed in Glasgow to commemorate 100 years since his birth, Blood and Roses is curated by his sons Neill and Calum MacColl and features other family members.

This is a very special tribute to Salford’s most famous musical son will take place only a stone’s throw from the place of his birth.

Line- up

The Band
Neill MacColl - guitar
Calum MacColl - guitar
Kate St John - piano, accordian, wind
Harry Mead - drums
Ben Nichols - bass
Chaim Tennenbaum - banjo

Guest singers
Peggy Seeger
Martin Carthy
Norma Waterson
Eliza Carthy
Damien Dempsey

Plus very special guest Seth Lakeman


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