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Published: 01 September 2009

512 Pages | 41 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079368

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An autobiography

Ewan Maccoll and Peggy Seeger

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A vivid and entertaining account of the life of a well-known figure in his own distinctive narrative voice, by turns fascinating and very funny Documents MacColl's relationships with politics, theatre, radio documentary and folk music Goes into detail about the eight original one-hour Radio Ballads (1957-1964), which represented a landmark in the history of radio documentary MacColl's own account of the British Folk music revival, it is the authoritative source on his standards and techniques both as a songwriter and performer of ballads It is also a very entertaining slice of British history, logging the tensions between artists performing on the folk club circuit and their audiences

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