Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl

English folk singer, songwriter, playwright, and record producer
English folk singer known for his work with wife Peggy Seeger, and as writer of songs "Dirty Old Town" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."
BornJanuary 25, 1915
HometownBroughton, United Kingdom
SpousePeggy Seeger (m 1977 - 1989) , Joan Littlewood (m 1934 - 1950) , Joan Littlewood (m 1934 - 1949)
ChildrenKirsty MacColl , Hamish McColl
ParentsWilliam Miller , Betsy Miller
Profile

Top Stories

How a Communist-led protest changed the British countryside forever

  • Rambler and folk-singer Ewan McColl said that walking in the countryside “bred a spirit of revolt,” especially in the youth. He was part of the left-leaning Thirties generation of young adults for whom access to open countryside was as important as social justice, welfare and decent jobs. Today, the countryside is not quite as classless as those early ramblers might have hoped – and right to roam campaigns continue as old footpaths are in danger of being lost and conservationists clash with priv

Albums

Introduction to Ewan MacColl
Introduction to Ewan MacColl
2018
The Jacobite Rebellions
The Jacobite Rebellions
2015
Ballads: Murder Intrigue Love Discord
Ballads: Murder Intrigue Love Discord
2010
Anthology
Anthology
2010
Blow Boys Blow: The Tradition Years
Blow Boys Blow: The Tradition Years
2006
Classic Scots Ballads: Tradition Years
Classic Scots Ballads: Tradition Years
2005
Definitive Collection
Definitive Collection
2003
On the Edge [Topic]
On the Edge [Topic]
1999
Body Blow
Body Blow
1999
Song of a Road
Song of a Road
1999
Chorus from the Gallows
Chorus from the Gallows
1999
Bold Sportsmen All
Bold Sportsmen All
1998
Antiquities
Antiquities
1998
Black and White: The Definitive Collection
Black and White: The Definitive Collection
1996
75th Birthday Symposium
75th Birthday Symposium
1996
Real MacColl
Real MacColl
1993
Scottish Drinking & Pipe Songs
Scottish Drinking & Pipe Songs
1984
Solo Flight
Solo Flight
1972
Travelling People
Travelling People
1968
Fight Game
Fight Game
1967
Singing the Fishing
Singing the Fishing
1966
Ballad of John Axon
Ballad of John Axon
1965
Classic Scots Ballads
Classic Scots Ballads
1961