Shuttle and Cage: Ewan Mac. Coll at the. Balladeers Hide Details. Side One. The Wark of the Weavers. The Blantyre Explosion.
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Poor Paddy Works on the Railway. Musicians. Ewan Mac. Coll: Vocals. Peggy Seeger: Banjo, Guitar. Credits. Tracks traditional, arranged by Ewan Mac.
Coll & Peggy Seeger — unless otherwise noted. Note: Track: 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8 are omitted on Angleterre: Chants De Travail. The material he has brought to light is both a rich addition to the known body of folk and popular song, and an illumination of social history. Born in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, Ewan Mac.
Coll may be called a spiritual descendant of Robert Burns, farmer, democrat and great poet, who collected folk songs, like 'The Collier Laddie' on this program, and among other accomplishments, wrote beautiful new lyrics for old melodies. Mac. Coll may not be a great poet, but he has written plays, and also songs of great loveliness, like Cannily, Cannily on this program, which has been widely accepted as a folk song. He has also worked as a building laborer, garage hand, union organizer, actor and street singer; arranged a series of notable broadcasts of folk music for the British Broadcasting Corporation, and produced three book anthologies of folk songs of the British Isles. He has given a number of concerts in the United States, and is a welcome figure at the folk festivals. As a singer, he has the art of merging completely with the human and social experience out of which each song arose, and so a Mac. Coll program is like an introduction to a host of people whom it warms our heart to know. Peggy Seeger, who plays banjo and guitar on this record, and also joins in the singing of Droylsden Wakes, Cosher Bailey's Engine and The Calton Weavers, comes from a distinguished American musical family.
Her mother is the noted composer, Ruth Crawford: her father, the outstanding musicologist, Charles Seeger; her brother is one of the most beloved of American folk singers, Pete Seeger. She has appeared in concert many times, alone and with Ewan Mac. Coll. The Wark of the Weavers. The handloom weaver, while carrying his finished products to the nearest center of commerce, often covered considerable distances and the only relief from the rigors of the road was to be found in the weavers' howffs (poor inns). Here, over a glass of 'tupenny' a man could exchange gossip, talk politics, boast of his conquests and roar out his defiance of a world seemingly bent on starving him. This song belongs to the period of nearly 2.
Originally from Kincardshire, it is now widely sung throughout the Southern and Eastern regions of Scotland. The Blantyre Explosion.
The disaster described in this ballad occurred at Messers. Dixon's colliery, High Blantyre, near Glasgow on October 2. Unlike many pit- disaster ballads which take the form of the Irish . The version sung here was collected in 1. A. L, Lloyd's 'Come all ye Bold Miners.'Fourpence a Day. Still current in North- East Yorkshire, this song is attributed to Thomas Raine, lead- miner and bard of Teesdale. The washing rakes, where the lead- bearing rocks were separated from the clay and gravel, were usually operated by young boys or old disabled miners.
The mine owners are said to have become so incensed by the song that they closed the pits and imported leadminers from Germany. The song was collected by Joan Littlewood and Ewan Mac. Coll from John Gowland, retired lead- miner of Middleton- in- Teesdale, in 1. Droylsden Wakes. Of this song, A. L. It is usually presumed that the Threedywell' meant 'thread the wheel' or 'tread the wheel', but it may be mere onomatopoeia. The Collier Laddie. One of the oldest and most beautiful of Britain's industrial ballads, this song dates back to at least the 1.
Robert Burns noted it and sent it to James Johnson, editor of 'The Scots Musical Museum' with the comment, . Mac. Coll's version was learned from his grandmother, Isabel I Henry of Auchterarder, Perthshire. The Coal Owner and the Pitman's Wife. This ballad is believed to date from the Durham strike of 1.
William Hornsby, a collier of Shotton Moor, Durham. The ballad was discovered among a collection of papers relating to the strike made by a studious Lancashire miner, J. The tune was supplied by J. Dennison, of Walker, and, together with the text, appears in A. L Lloyd's 'Come all ye Bold Miners'. Poor Paddy Works on the Railway.
Irish immigrant laborers, working on the railways being built across the American west in the middle 1. It is popular in the locomotive sheds in England, where a 1. Mac. Coll's performance combines a slow version from Liverpool and a fast version from Hellefield in Yorkshire.
Twenty- One Years. This is one of three songs by Ewan Mac. Coll. It was written in 1. London to Glasgow. The tune is Boston City. The Four Loom Weavers.
One of the most dramatic of British industrial songs, this ballad was first sung shortly after the Battle of Waterloo, when handloom weavers' wages fell to a new low. That it was a great favorite for many years is evidenced by the great number of broadsheet prints issued under it and other titles. It is sometimes attributed to John o' Greenfield Junior, himself the character in a popular 1. The version sung here was collected by Ewan Mac. Coll from Becket White- head of Delph, near Oldham, Lancashire.
Champion at Keepin' 'em Rolling. One of the most popular songs by Ewan Mac.
Coll, this has become the anthem of British road- haulage men, who have added countless new verses many of which would not pass the censors. It was written in 1. The tune is that of a popular 1. Irish song, 'The Limerick Rake.'Cosher Bailey's Engine. The real hero of this song was a Monmouth ironmaster who built the Taff Vale Railway along the Aberdare Valley in 1. According to legend, he drove the first train along the railway himself and got stuck in a tunnel, an event immortalized in several verses. The tune is the traditional Welsh song, The Black Pig.
The version sung here was collected by Alan Lomax from the singing of John H. Davies of Treorchy, South Wales.
The Iron Horse. According to A. L. Lloyd, this song was written by Charles Balfour, Stationmaster at Glencarse, Scotland, and was first performed at a railwaymen's festival in 1.
It remained popular in the neighborhood of Perth and Dundee for many years and was a favorite in the ploughmen's bothies (communal living huts) of Aberdeenshire. There are few folk who remember it now. The tune is an adaptation of The Piper of Dundee. The Durham Strike. The song is by Thomas Armstrong, the miner- poet of Tanfield- Lea, County Durham. It refers to the great strike of 1. After holding out for two months, the colliers, beaten by hunger, agreed to accept the cut, whereupon the coal- owners cut the wages by thirteen and a half per cent instead of the original ten.
The Calton Weaver. The village of Calton no longer exists, having been swallowed up by the city of Glasgow more than half a century ago. Of its once thriving weaving trade, nothing remains but this wry little song. Mac. Coll learned this version from Hughie Martin of Shettleston, Glasgow, who insisted that Mac. Coll's father had written the tune 'because he didna tak' to the ither yin.'Cannily, Cannily. Written by Ewan Mac.
Coll in 1. 95. 3 for Isla Cameron, this, song is frequently sung in radio programs of folk music, where it is usually described as a traditional song. From both his parents he inherited a good store of Scots folk songs, and over the years he has vastly enlarged his repertory with songs learnt from print or from other (mostly traditional) singers.
Now he probably has more folk songs in his head, in singable shape, than anyone else in the British Isles. He has worked as labourer, street- busker, playwright and actor, as well as singing professionally on stage, radio, television and in films. His BBC documentary 'radio- ballads' such as john Axon, Singing the Fishing, The Big Hewer, etc., prepared in collaboration with Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker, have attracted keen attention not only in Britain but also on the Continent. Mac. Coll is one of the main originators of the present folk song revival, which made its first wide- audience impact with his series of Ballads and Blues radio programmes, performed by a team of folk- style musicians assisted by Humphrey Lyttelton's band, in 1. He is not only an impressive singer but also a most successful maker of songs, and several of his compositions have become widely current through the (now extensive) world of the folk song clubs. Other TOPIC recordings of this outstanding artist include: Streets of Song 1.
T4. 1 (with Dominic Behan), Still I Love Him 1. T5. 0 (with Isla Cameron), Blow the Man Down TOP9. A Hundred Years Ago TOP9. The Coast of Peru T'0. P1. 00 (three records of sea shanties with A.
Corbett), English and Scottish Folk Ballads I2. T1. 03, (with A. Lloyd), Chorus from the Gallows 1. T1. 6 (with Peggy Seeger), The Jacobite Rebellions 1.
T7. 9 (with Peggy Seeger), Barrack Room Ballads 1. T2. 6, Bold Sportsmen All 1. T3. 6 (with A. Lloyd), Gamblers and Sporting Blades TOP7.
A. Lloyd). The songs on this record are from Shuttle and Cage 1. T1. 3 and Second Shift 1. T2. 5. The British Labour Movement has a rich heritage of songs — songs that convey a sense of history, as well as imagery and emotion for present- day industrial workers and their friends.
Hitherto, the best- known Labour songs have been those made for directly political ends, with texts generally modelled on the rhetorical language of book poetry, expressing the more or less universal aspirations of working men; songs mainly used for special occasions, such as The Red Flag or The Internationale.
The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track. The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track. Genre. Documentary. Directed by. Jo Hughes.
Narrated by. Kevin Whately. Composer(s)Andy Cowton.
Country of origin. United Kingdom. Original language(s)English. No. It is about passenger railway operations in Britain.