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Jean MacColl

Jean MacColl with photo of Kirsty
Jean MacColl with photo of Kirsty

Sadly Kirsty’s mother Jean passed away last week, bringing an end to her tireless campaigning for Kirsty against all the odds. On top of her own long and illustrious career in dance, movement and theatre. A mighty woman – if you have not read her autobiography you should do so. Her body had been failing for a long time but her mind was still as sharp as ever.

“Please keep up the fight – Jean MacColl, May 2017”

An Empty Bench in Cozumel

An empty bench in CozumelThe memorial for Kirsty in Cozumel, Mexico is close to fruition, the intention is to have an unveiling ceremony on Friday, 28 July 2017.   This is the style of (heavy duty!) bench they propose to install, with a plaque.

It’s a companion bench for Kirsty’s original bench in Soho Square! The logo incorporates Kirsty’s bird drawing (well known from the Justice For Kirsty Campaign) and the Cozumel logo.  The latter already has a swallow included in it.  The caption will include a line from Kirsty’s song Mother’s Ruin . . .

“When you go, let me dream that I go with you”

. . . which was selected by Jean MacColl from suggestions by Kirsty’s fans.

Chip Shop revisited for charity fundraiser

Releasing a new cajun style version of “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”.  Featuring Sarah Jane Morris on backing vocals, the CD 5 track EP is launching as a fund and awareness raising effort in support of UK Prostate Cancer.

And you can buy the download here:
https://www.rdjrecordings.com//home?hs=1

Tex Pistols were THE Punkabilly unit in the UK during the 1980’s- 2000. With a monthly residency at London’s iconic Break For the Border and featuring the choicest song selection of 1st generation Rock, C&W, and Rockabilly classics, the boys were often joined onstage by visiting musicians like Nick Lowe, Doug Sahm, Carlene Carter and Paul Carrack.

Tex Pistols UK are: Philip Rambow, Paul Riley, Martin Belmont, Pete Thomas, Geraint Watkins and Bob Loveday.

Christmas Wishes from Jean MacColl

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Jamie and Louis are here. Louis told me that ‘Fairy Tale’ might get to no 1 in this year’s charts. Has to be done before Christmas.

I am still working on a memorial for Kirsty. A few interesting but unfinished musicals have come my way.

It was great to see all the photos from Kirstyfest and my thanks to all those who take it on and make it a success each year. There seems to be a new generation joining us.

With love
Jean