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Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl

08 Oct 20 - 10:20 AM (#4074746)
Subject: internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan Maccol
From: sciencegeek

I plan on trying this out

https://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/your-local-arena-presents-the-ballad-of-ewan-maccoll-39399?fbclid=IwAR20gc18FKJeai_iDUJzCuYm-TmDi04WGy_zzeUvHDBQntpzz1wNVP6TcPw


should be interesting and evoke all kinds of responses... just like he did lol


08 Oct 20 - 10:52 AM (#4074750)
Subject: RE: internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan Maccol
From: The Sandman

MacColl. Thanks for heads up


08 Oct 20 - 04:37 PM (#4074783)
Subject: RE: internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan Maccol
From: Felipa

"All films will be FREE to view via the MLF website from 10am on Wednesday 21 October 2020 to 10pm on Sunday 25 October 2020"

and to see the info. you only need this part of the url given by sciencegeek
https://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/your-local-arena-presents-the-ballad-of-ewan-maccoll-39399

Also, click on "home" or "what's on", and you will probably find other sessions of interest to you in the Manchester Literature Festival. Some are live broadcasts and even workshops, but the MacColl film can be watched at any time during the festival.


08 Oct 20 - 04:39 PM (#4074784)
Subject: RE: internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan Maccol
From: sciencegeek

yeah... typos are the bane of my existence ... and wouldn't let me add the last L

but I got word of this from a friend who knows the presenter and he tracked down the link to the library that is hosting it...


08 Oct 20 - 04:45 PM (#4074786)
Subject: RE: internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan Maccol
From: sciencegeek

love the help from computer savvy mudcatters... I'm such a technoklutz ...

thank you, Filipa, for making this more clear


09 Oct 20 - 02:34 PM (#4074874)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST,CJB666

Re: Ballad of Ewan MacColl. Hmm - tracked down this film. It was not Arena. It is not really archval. It was aired in 1990!!!

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9c504060535f45df8635b23f9405bf9c

There is another radio prog. about MacColl but from 2015.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ykk4y

Sadly the Manchester Event is not airing the 'lost' radio ballads: 'The Iron Box' 'Off Limits' 'The Stone of Tory' 'The Jewellry' 'A Cry from the Cut' - not even 'Romeo & Juliet.' And what about the films: 'The Big Hewer' 'The Fight Game' 'The Shoals of Herring'? And what about MacColl's series 'The Song Carriers'?

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09 Oct 20 - 02:40 PM (#4074875)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST,sciencegeek

well.. there is much that didn't make it across the pond, so it will new to us poor Yanks


09 Oct 20 - 03:37 PM (#4074879)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST,CJB666

The Radio Ballad films are on YouTube. All other 'missing' / 'lost' Radio Ballads listed are held privately, but they are available. Its just a pity Manchester isn't including them.


10 Oct 20 - 07:19 AM (#4074958)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: sciencegeek

Over the years I collected the MacColl radio ballad CDs that were available and that was pretty much all we knew about them and a little bit of the history

didn't even know there were "lost" ones... it is still relatively recent that BBC made television broadcasts available to the USA and those few were only on public television stations... now we can get things like Britbox online, but very few documentaries and even fewer on music and none on traditional that I am aware of... it has been filtered to suit large general audiences - so that leaves me out lol


10 Oct 20 - 01:13 PM (#4075017)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST,CJB666

We have been researching a bit about The Ballad of Ewan MacColl. It appears that there are two versions one from 1990 largely on YouTube, and one from 2014. Details are here:

BBC 2 - Rhythms of the World Special (1990)

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9c504060535f45df8635b23f9405bf9c

BBC Two England, 14 October 1990 20.50

The Ballad of Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl (1915-89) was a true 'working class hero'. Born in the backstreets of Salford, he is best known as a singer and songwriter with songs like Dirty Old Town. But he was also an accomplished actor and playwright, and with his third wife, Peggy Seeger , led the folk revival of the 50s - an international movement that has influenced singer-songwriters from Bob Dylan to Tracey Chapman.

Director Tim May
Series editors Niget Finch and Anthony Wall

Contributors
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Tracey Chapman.
Editors: Niget Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

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BBC 2 - Arena: The Ballad of Ewan MacColl (2014)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xl2c1

Wife of folk singer and political activist Ewan MacColl describes his pragmatic approach to song writing

Release date: 17 April 2014

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Arena: The Ballad of Ewan MacColl - The Media (2014)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xl2yv

Folk singer and life-long political activist Ewan MacColl sang about the impartiality of the media's coverage of the miners' strike in a song called 'The Media'. Here it is performed for Arena by his children Neill, Kitty and Calum.

Release date: 17 April 2014

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We are hoping that the 1990 original is to be aired online by the Manchester Event.

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10 Oct 20 - 01:58 PM (#4075030)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST,CJB666

Lost Radio Ballads include those from MacColl, Seeger, Parker, Critics Group, et al, and include (reference BBC Genome)

* Off Limits (BBC - never aired),
* The Iron Box (BBC - aired once),
* Romeo & Juliet (BBC - aired recently, on Archive.org,
* A Cry from the Cut (BBC - circulating, on Vimeo),
* The Jewelry (BBC - circulating),
* The Long Journey (BBC lost),
* To Make A Fisherman (BBC - lost),
* Gentle Easy - Flowing River(BBC - lost),
* The Stone of Tory (BBC - full-scale ballad opera, broadcast from Dublin, featuring Irish rural singers and a cast from the Abbey Theatre. script survives 1951 - lost),
* The Shift (BBC - aired once, now lost),
* Over the Sea to Skye (BBC - A ballad opera on the flight of Prince Charlie through the Highlands, with Ewan MacColl and a cast of Scots and Hebridean folk singers 1951 - lost)
* etc.

Then there is the rare film "The Borderers: Where the White Lilies Grow" featurig Ewan MacColl.

And another film backed by MacColl & Seeger:
http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/way-we-live-fishermen

And there are quite a few original Ballad Operas from Bridson, Langston, and Lomax - who - incidentally first evolved the Ballad Opera / Radio Ballad genre. These include:

* The Martins and the Coys (CD at Amazon)
* The Old Chisholm Trail (at http://research.culturalequity.org/home-radio.jsp)
* The Man Who Went To War (Langston - script survives, audio at LOC - unavailable)
* The Lonesome Train Cantata (YouTube, Archive.org)

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New Radio Ballads are here:

https://invisiblehistoriesproject.wordpress.com/our-new-radio-ballad/

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10 Oct 20 - 05:53 PM (#4075061)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST

CJB666

Two early visual radio ballads aka films ... featuring Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger ...

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/way-we-live-darlington-railway

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/way-we-live-fishermen

Hope they play for you.

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11 Oct 20 - 07:14 AM (#4075113)
Subject: RE: Internet broadcast Ballad of Ewan MaColl
From: GUEST

Played fine Down Here in Oz. Great footage!

Spelled his name wrong in the credits - guess he was used to that....