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On Ewan MacColl (25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989)

Kirsty merits a brief but pleasing mention in Peggy Seeger’s excellent thoughts on the legendary Ewan MacColl song Dirty Old Town at Salford Star. Of course, as someone who lived and breathed the Pogues their version is an unimpeachable classic! A fine read.

The Guardian ran a piece yesterday to mark the centenary of Ewan’s birth, read that at this link.

He’s also been on radio quite a bit – check out the iPlayer lists. John Cooper Clarke sounds intriguing.

Finally, see if the Manchester Rambler made The Telegraph’s list of top Ewan songs.