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In The Footsteps Of Ewan MacColl
with
Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe and Bob Fox

A selection of songs from the 2006 BBC Radio Ballads
Dates  *  The Project  *  Video

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May - 2023

 

3rd - CUBLEY HALL

PENISTONE - www


4th - CUSTOMS HOUSE

SOUTH SHIELDS - www

5th - HARTHILL VILLAGE HALL

NR SHEFFIELD 0114 2352850


6th - WYCHWOOD FOLK CLUB

OXFORDSHIRE - www


7th - TREDEGAR HOUSE FESTIVAL

TREDEGAR  - SOUTH WALES www


9th - STANLEY ARTS - CROYDON - www


10th - THE FLEECE INN

BRETFORTON - WORCS - www


11th - ST PETERS CHURCH

BELPER - DERBYSHIRE - www


12th - NETTLEHAM VILLAGE HALL

Nr. LINCOLN EMAIL 


13th - STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE - www


14 TOPSHAM FOLK CLUB MATTHEWS HALL

DEVON - www


15 NETTLEBED FOLK CLUB

THE LEFT WING, THE BUTLER, READING - www


16 CAST - DONCASTER

SOUTH YORKSHIRE- www


17 THE BRINDLEY THEATRE

RUNCORN  - CHESHIRE - www


19 ST EDITH FOLK CLUB

SEVENOAKS - KENT - www


20 CORN HALL

DISS - NORFOLK - www


21 LEEK ARTS FESTIVAL

FOXLOWE ARTS CENTRE - STAFFS - www


22 THE CRESCENT YORK - www


24 ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE

NORTHUMBERLAND - www


25 THE WITHAM BARNARD CASTLE

COUNTY DURHAM - www


26 OTLEY COURTHOUSE

WEST YORKSHIRE - www

27 MUSIC IN ULPHA - THE BROWFOOT ROOM 

ULPHA, CUMBRIA -  - www

About the project

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EWAN MACCOLL……and what hugely influential footsteps they are!

 

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service covering a variety of subjects and using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews, the first time regional accents had been heard on BBC Radio!

There were eight original programmes and they were masterpieces of radio producing many songs that have since become folk classics.

 

More info here

 

Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands and watchful eyes of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.

 

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Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EWAN MacCOLL.

 

All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring throughout UK, Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.

Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

 

More information on the artists can be found at the following websites

Bob Fox

Jez Lowe

Julie Matthews

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