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Category: Music
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Author: Ben Harker
ISBN: 0745321666
ISBN13: 978-0745321660
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press (December 20, 2007)
Pages: 352
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But Ben Harker’s new book Class Act: the Cutural and Political Life of Ewan .

But Ben Harker’s new book Class Act: the Cutural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl demonstrates that there was much more to him than that. It shows just how important MacColl’s controversial contributions to cultural life in this country were

Personal Name: Harker, Ben. Varying Form of Title: Life of Ewan MacColl. Personal Name: MacColl, Ewan Political activity.

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Harker, Ben (2007) Class Act: the Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl. MacColl, Ewan (1998) The Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook: sixty years of songmaking; ed. Peggy Seeger. New York: Oak Publications. ISBN 978-0-7453-2165-3 (chapters: 1. Lower Broughton-2.

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Ewan MacColl is one of the outstanding British singers and songwriters of the mid to late 20th century, and his work has been covered by artists including Roberta Flack, Johnny Cash and the Pogues. He was also a committed political activist.

Ewan MacColl had many facets and many talents. And he was a pioneer of the British folksong revival – along with people like . Lloyd, Peter Kennedy, Alan Lomax, a small group whose big influence is still felt today. This evening I will concentrate on MacColl’s song writing, although it isn’t possible to disregard other aspects of his life and work. So, with song writing in mind, I’ll jump in the deep end and see what happens.

MacColl, Seeger and Parker went on to create seven more of these dazzling sonic experiments, taking as their . Additional contributions by Ben Harker, author of Class Act: The Political and Cultural Life of Ewan MacColl

MacColl, Seeger and Parker went on to create seven more of these dazzling sonic experiments, taking as their subjects working-class lives including miners, fishermen, and the men who built the M1. Using real voices in a dramatic context was unheard of at the time, especially those of the working class. Additional contributions by Ben Harker, author of Class Act: The Political and Cultural Life of Ewan MacColl. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.

Lists Forum Books Performance Data new. Ephemera Libretto Instruments. New List New Article New Book New Video New Post New Score new. Home Journals Folk Music Journal 2009 Vol. 9 No. 4. Class Act. The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl (Harker). Schofield, D. (2009) Class Act: The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl (Harker). In: Folk Music Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 664-665.

Ben Harker Class Act: the Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacCollLondon: Pluto Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-7453-2165-3. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 November 2008. Recommend this journal.

Ewan MacColl is known to most as a songwriter and singer, but he was also of significant influence in the worlds of theatre and radio broadcasting. He was a committed socialist all his life and his political sensibilities underpinned all his creative activities. 1 October ·. Ewan MacColl added a "Shop Now" button to their Page. Shop Now. Ewan MacColl.

Ewan MacColl is one of the outstanding British singers and songwriters of the mid to late 20th century,and his work has been covered by artists including Roberta Flack, Johnny Cash and the Pogues. He was also a committed political activist. For sixty years he was at the cultural forefront of numerous political struggles,producing plays,songs and radio programs on subjects ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the Poll Tax. A founder-member of Theatre Workshop,MacColl as the famous company's resident dramatist,and his plays earned the admiration of contemporaries including George Bernard Shaw,Sean O'Casey and Hugh MacDiarmid. MacColl lived an energetic and colorful life.This is the first biography of MacColl, and was prepared with the authorization of his collaborator and widow, Peggy Seeger. It charts MacColl's early years, his involvement in the Communist Party, in radical theatre, his pioneering radio programs,as well as his extensive work in the British folk-revival. Exhaustively researched and energetically written, this is an illuminating account of a major and controversial twentieth-century political artist.
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