Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Music in the Morning No. 308 – Ewan MacColl

 

It is morning but it’s time for a ramble with Ewan MacColl who wrote this song when he was 17!

Wikipedia describes the background to the song here.

“The mass trespass of Kinder Scout was a notable act of wilful trespass by ramblers. It was undertaken at Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of Derbyshire, England, on 24 April 1932, to highlight that walkers in England and Wales were denied access to areas of open country.”

“Poet and folk singer Ewan MacColl (then known by his real name, Jimmie Miller) celebrated these events in his 1932 song "The Manchester Rambler";[1] he had organised the publicity for the trespass.”

 

Manchester Rambler                                                       Ewan MacColl
 

Thank you, Ewan,

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