Ewan MacColl Anniversary

Another anniversary: the centenary of the birth of Ewan MacColl (who famously condemned Dylan as ‘a youth of mediocre talent’) has been celebrated with a series of magnificent concerts and a tribute album – plus a folk music scholarship at Newcastle University. An actor-turned singer, MacColl was married to Peggy Seeger, she of the great Seeger clan, the first family of American folk music, who sang in the concerts along with the couple’s children.