The song compositions of:------Ewan MacColl------and------Peggy Seeger.

EWAN MACCOLL and PEGGY SEEGER Collection

Compiled by Lynne Doy in 1992;--updated by Chris Keable in June 1994, April 2000 and December 2004;--updated by Elizabeth Schlackman in May 2006


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CATALOGUE---and---location of items:


The links below will take you to the "PEOPLE mentioned A-Z listing" where there is a brief profile of each person.

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dc ARBAUGH, Hank

Letter to Peggy Seeger, 11 July 1991, with miscellaneous publications, cassettes and artwork

dc ARTWORK

BANG posters; Bookplate: 'From the library of Kitty MacColl'
fc Blackthorne: catalogues, 1981/83; 1989
fc Blackthorne: miscellaneous plates & negatives
fc Blackthorne: publicity leaflet
fc Blackthorne: stationery
Broadsheet: 'I'm gonna be an engineer"
Critics Group: Festival of fools pictures
Drawing of Peggy Seeger by Hank Arbaugh
German poster: Ewan MacColl: einen Grossbritanniens einflussreichste Folksinger (4 copies)
Glover, L: HMS Victory: drawings, 1970
New City Songster, nos 1-20
Now spread yourselves out and listen to the music, by Ian McMillan
Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl: publicity leaflet
Woodblock stamp - picture; wording "Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger"

Record sleeves: inserts

Blood and roses, vol. 1-5
Cold snap
Different therefore equal
Familiar faces
Freeborn man
Hot blast
Items of news
Kilroy was here
Penelope isnt waiting any more
Saturday night at the Bull and Mouth

dc AUDIO TAPES/CASSETTES and related materials

Cassettes

"...and that's my story": tales,yarns and legends from Britain and Ireland.
Field recordings made by EM, PS, Charles Parker and others. Issued by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. With accompanying booklet


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At home with the Healeys: two little political songsters. Tim Healey BBC 22.4.2001
Ballad of Charles Parker. Introduced by Laurie Taylor. BBC 1995
Big hewer. Work tape
Ballad of John Axon. Abridges version. 21.10.1990
Belle speaking/Belle & Sheila [Stewart]
Belle Stewart. 1975
Bless 'em all & other British soldiers' songs (EM)
The Bonnie pit ladies: mining songs (collected by Roland Birchby)
Burnsland Heritage Trust. Sample tape, PS/EM, St Andrews Folk Club protest. Recorded at the Star Hotel, 1966
Conversation between Ewan MacColl and Richard Runkel, 24.3.86 [2 cassettes]
Daddy, what did you do in the strike?: a musical documentation of the 1984 miners' strike
Ewan and Peggy: the formative years; The Manchester rambler
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger at the Royal Antediluvian Buffalos, Edinburgh, 1968
Ewan MacColl in his own words/MacColl.man and music [2 copies]
Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger portrait [3 cassettes]
Ewan MacColl's 70th birthday celebration folk concert [2 cassettes]
Ewan with Ian McBeeson & Bruce Dunnett. 29.9.1984
Fellow journeyman: a tribute to Ewan MacColl. Mick Groves interview on Radio Merseyside
Folk on 2: Recording of broadcast on Radio ballads. 29.6.88
Folk on 2: Tribute to Ewan MacColl. [2 copies]
German radio programme on Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger
Gie's peace!: Scottish CND Buskers
The great debate: recorded at 'The John Snow', c.1965? [2 copies]
Irish music. [2 cassettes]
Joan Littlewood, Ewan MacColl and the Theatre Workshop. BBC January 1995
Johnny Noble: music
Kaleidoscope: on Ewan MacColl, 2.1.90
The long note. EM & PS radio broadcast RTE broadcast mid 1970s
MacColl, Ewan: Seminar [5 cassettes]
MacColl, Ewan: Talking about Critics' Group. 12.2.86
MacColl, Ewan: Talking in 1976 [3 cassettes]
MacColl: music and man: review copy of BBC Radio Scotland broadcast, 26.1.86
Meet Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: recording of Radio Sweden broadcast
Parsley, sage and politics: the lives and music of Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl, 1985 [3 cassettes];
original unedited transcripts; publicity material
Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl workshop at the Wild Hog in the Woods coffee house, 12.12.84 [2 cassettes]
Peggy Seeger talking about The first time ever I saw your face. 3.5.1997
Printworkers march for jobs: songs and interview in association with Banner Theatre and Maria Tolly
Radio ballads: introduction. [2 copies]
Radio Ballads. Topic reissue on CD of Radio Ballads reviewed by Peter Everett with Mark Lawson - BBC 1999
Sharpley, Olive: on Ewan MacColl
Singers Club final night 6.12.91 recorded by Doc Rowe [2 cassettes]
Solo flight
Songs from Glasgow by Ian Davison
Stantonbury [Campus Workshop, 1976 [3 tapes]
Stewart ceilidh. 1975
Stewarts 1975. [4 cassettes]
Theatre workshop
We'll be here till doomsday: recording of 1981 radio [?] programme
White wind, black tide: anti-apartheid songs
The Yetties. The fiddler knows. A selection of jigs...etc. played on the Hardy family instruments


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dc The best of the "new songs" sent to PS/EM over the years. Large box, unsorted, but with folder labelled
"Some info to go with the cassettes"

7" reels.

Green rectanqle.

1-5 Miscellaneous Irish
6-9 Joe Heaney, 1964
10 Sťamus Ennis, 1950
11 Festy Conlon, 1965
12-14 Paddy Tunney, 1966
15 Miscellaneous Scots, 1961
16-18 Charlotte and Jack Higgins, 1962
19-20 John MacDonald, 1969
21 Maria Robertson, 1962
22 Jeannie Robertson, 1962
23 Maggie McPhee and Ruby Kelby, 1962
24 Stewarts talking, 1972
25 Belle Stewart
26-27 Stewarts' Folkways disc, 1962
28-31 Stewarts'Songs, 1960
32-35 Stewarts' second disc; stories, 1960
36-39 Stewarts'info., 1973
40-45 Stewarts'actuality, 1962
46-47 Stewarts' life stories, 1973
48-49 Stewarts'film actuality, 1982
50 Jack tales told by Jeannie Thompson and Alec Stewart, 1966
51 Jessie Macdonald, 1967
52-54 Cameron Clan at Cookson Field, 1963
55 Sheilagh and Ian MacGregor, 1973
56 Jews' harp, 1959; Jimmy Gray, 1960
57-59 Gamrie Ceilidh, 1962
60 Arthur Locheard, 1965
61 Duncan Williamson
62 Shetland songs and music from BBC archive
63 Scots miscellaneous, 1975
64 Rob Donald, 1960
64-74 Sam Larner, 1958-60
75-76 Harry Cox, 1975
77 Children's songs from Leeds, 1966
78 Children's pieces, 1955; Critics' Group, 1964
79 Hannah Short
80-81 Nelson Ridley, 1973
82-92 Elliotts of Birtley, 1961
93-98 Betsy [Miller?]
99 Betsy [Miller?], 1972; Bob Clark and Banjo George
100-104 Caroline Hughes, 1962-66
105-113 Ben Bright, 1971-72
114-116 Sherriffs, 1961
117-118 Miners'stories, 1962
119-120 Grainger collection
121 Cait O'Sullivan; Calabrian garland
122-136 Rasmussen, 1971-77
137-146 George Dunne, 1970
147-148 Jessica Kidd, 1967
149 Levi Smith, 1969
150 Coutts - Soldiers' songs
151 Darach O'Cathain, 1972
152 Recording made by Alan Lomax on South Uist in Western Isles, 1950
153 American traditional, assembled by Mike Seeger


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154-158 The voice of America
159 Lily May Bedford, 1975
160 Bruce Utah Phillips, 1970
161 Newfoundland songs
162-164 Karpeles, Newfoundland
165-166 Willie McPhee
167-175 Library of Congress dubs from aluminium discs
176-184 USA folk
185-191 Folk songs from Ontario, recorded by Edith Fowke

Tapes index

Orange circle

1-16 Revival singers

Yellow rectangle

1-3 Como Music Festival, 1973
4 El Salvador
5-6 Radio Telefis Eireann interview with Ewan MacColl
7-12 Festival of Fools, 1968, 1970-71
13-15 'Folk style and expertise1: lecture given by Ewan MacColl to the Birmingham Folk Centre,
1965: lecture and illustrative material
16 NCB Mining Review actuality sketches
17-18 Peg and Ewan Archive
19 Peggy Seeger childhood tape, 1942
20 Miscellaneous items from Peggy Seeger's "learning file'
21 Singing the English: a recorded discussion on the folk revival, recorded by Charles Parker for the BBC, 1985
22 To make a fisherman: compressed version of Singing the fishing made for the Over to you schools series, BBC, 1965; Trio in the sun: music for commercial film by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
23 The way we live: songs and incidental music composed for three Tyne Tees TV documentaries
24 World of sound
25 Peg early singing (1960's)
26 Peggy singing -1965?

Red spot on yellow rectangle - Radio ballads

1-3 The ballad of John Axon
4-5 The big hewer
6-7 The fight game
8-9 On the edge
10 Romeo and Juliet
11-12 Singing the fishing
13 The travelling people

Blue rectangle

1-12 New songs, 1960s
13-14 Miscellaneous new songs
15 Graham Miles - Teesside songs

Red spot: Charles Parker radio programmes

1-4 Vox pop, 1967
5 The use of music in documentary: Stantonbury Campus Workshop, 1976
6-7 The crack: actuality recorded from Irishmen domiciled in London: growing up in Ireland;
The child in the mist: a radio ballad by the London Tape Group: interviews with children on religion in schools

White rectangle

1-2 Rene Zosso: hurdy-gurdy and singing, 1967


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3-4 Sandra Mantovani; Sandra Mantovani and Bruno Pianta: Italian folk songs and discussion of work, 196[?]
5 Songs and sounds of Malta, recorded by Eve and Bill Smeaton Russell
6 The Spanish guitar 7-8 Mikis Theodrakis: Greek songs; Roberto Leydi: Italian tapes
9 La canzione narrativa popolare, recorded by Roberto Leydi
10 Italian lyric songs
11 Berlin protest songs, 1970
12 Folk music of Spain
13 French songs of the Commune 14 Folk songs of West Pakistan, Greece, Cuba, Spain

fc Documents

Daddy, what did you do in the strike? Misc. documents
Parsley, sage and politics: Transcripts of interviews with Ewan MacColl, conducted by Mary Orr and Michael O'Rourke, Portland, November 1984 and London, January-February 1985
Folder containing miscellaneous information on audiotapes/cassettes

dc BADGES

Miscellaneous

fc BLACKTHORNE RECORDS LTD., see also ARTWORK

Cadillac Music - various documents
Copyright documents
Correspondence - various
Deutsche Schallplatten - Various documents
Mechanical-copyright Protection Society Ltd. - various documents
Memorandum and articles of association (7 copies)
Minutes of meetings 1977-81
Phonographic Performance Ltd. - information and correspondence
Register of members
Rounder Records - correspondence
dc Rubber stamps and embosser
Whereabouts of Blackthorne masters and multitracks etc
Women's Revolutions per Minute - catalogue and correspondence

Finances

dc Account book 1976-79
dc Account book 1979-83
Accounts 1976-85
Accounts 1990-91
Balance sheet and accounts records 1979-90
Income Oct. 1987 - Sep. 1988
Income 1988-89
Invoices
Invoices record book 1985-88
Lawrence Rogers & Co.(accountants) - correspondence
Miscellaneous financial documents 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983
Miscellaneous financial documents 1986-87
Miscellaneous financial documents 1988-89
Receipt books 1978-86
Taxes -1 Oct. 1984 - 30 Sep. 1985
VAT account books 1977-83


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dc BOOKS

Griffiths, Bryn: The Dark Convoys - Sea Poems. Solihull: Aquila, 1974.
Ewan MacColl, un contributo alia canzone politica. Universita degli Studi di Salerno, 1986-1987
Goorney, Howard: The Theatre Workshop story. London: Eyre Methuen, 1981
Goorney, Howard & MacColl, Ewan (eds): Agit-prop to Theatre Workshop: political playscripts, 1930-50 Manchester: Manchester UP., 1986
Littlewood, Joan: Joan's book. London: Methuen, 1994
MacColl, Ewan: The ballad of accounting. North Dartmouth, MA. The New Letterform & Weaving Room, [n.d.]
MacColl, Ewan: The damnable town: ms of unpublished novel probably written in between 1946 & 1949
MacColl, Ewan (ed.): Folk songs and ballads of Scotland. New York, Oak Publications, 1965
MacColl, Ewan: Journeyman: an autobiography; introduction by Peggy Seeger. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990; drafts; unbound copy; unedited final MS.
MacColl, Ewan: Pociag mozna Zatrzymac. (The travellers). Warsaw, Zytelnik, 1956
MacColl, Ewan: Untemehmen Olzweig. (Operation Olive Branch). Berlin: Bruno Henschel, 1948
MacColl, Ewan: Uranium 235: eine dokumentarische revue in 11 Episoden. Berlin, Bruno Henschel [n.d.]
MacColl, Ewan (ed.): The shuttle and cage: industrial folk-ballads. London: Workers' Music Association, [1954?]
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy (eds): Shellback: reminiscences of Ben Bright, mariner. Oxford: History Workshop, [197-?]
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: Till doomsday in the afternoon: the folklore of a family of Scots Travellers, the Stewarts of Blairgowrie. Manchester: Manchester U.P., 1986
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: Travellers' songs from England and Scotland. London: Routledge & KeganPaul, 1977
Seeger, Peggy: The Peggy Seeger songbook: warts and all. Forty years of songmaking
Tick, Judith: Ruth Crawford Seeger: a composer's search for American music. New York: Oxford U.P., 1997
Walter, Tony: Funerals and how to improve them. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990 (quotes from Ewan MacColl, p.49-50)

fc Documents

Book orders
Catalogues, advertisements, etc.
Agit-prop to Theatre Workshop: correspondence and notes
Crime and punishment songbook: correspondence and notes
Ewan MacColl Songbook: correspondence and notes, esp. concerning mis-crediting on title page
Journeyman: correspondence and notes; publicity and reviews
Rowland, Robyn: Women who do and women who dont join the women's movement [chapter contributed by Peggy Seeger]: correspondence from Robyn Rowland
Songs of work and leisure: correspondence and notes; MSS of songs
Till doomsday in the afternoon: correspondence and notes; ms.
Travellers' songs from England and Scotland: correspondence and notes
dc Ewan MacColl Songbook: binder with notes and correspondence
Travellers'songs... and Till doomsday...: alphabetical card index of songs
Peggy Seeger Songbook: first draft, songs only [in binder]
Notes for miscellaneous songbooks
Reviews of Ewan MacColl's books; reviews written by Ewan MacColl

fc BROADCASTS: RADIO AND TV: DOCUMENTS

MacColl family: miscellaneous appearances on radio & TV -not complete. (Photocopy of lists from BBC archive)

Radio broadcasts

All bells in Paradise, compiled by A.L. Lloyd, [Ewan MacColl in cast], 1958: script
The ballad story, written by John Lord, 1957


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No. 3: Traditional and border ballads', [Ewan MacColl in cast]: script
No. 7: 'Ballads from many lands' [Ewan MacColi/Peggy Seeger in cast]: script
No. 8: Your own ballads' [Ewan MacColl in cast]: script

Ballads and blues: produced by Denis Mitchell, with Ewan MacColl, etc., 1952-53

Introduction, programmes

'Bad lads and hard cases': script
The big, brutal city': script
'Johnny has gone for a soldier': script
The singing sailormen': script
'Song of the iron road': script
Come all ye good people: a programme of ballads, compiled by Ewan MacColl, produced by R. D. Smith, 1952: script
The death of Hector: a version based on Homer's Iliad, by Rene Hague, music by Matyas Seiber, production by Douglas Cleverdon, 1958: script
Folk song forum. No. 1: What is a folk song?', discussed and illustrated by Ewan MacColl, Sean O'Boyle
and Peter Kennedy, produced by Sam Hanna Bell, 1955
John Axon Knew My Father by Dominic Delargy. Draws upon the 'Ballad of John Axon'. CD,
rationale for the programme, and covering letter from Ian Parr to Peggy Seeger about the CD.
News of a hundred years ago, compiled by Ewan MacColl and Margaret Lambert, 1937: script
Not known in Denmark Street: an appraisal of some song writers of the current folk song revival in Britain, by Charles Parker, with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, 1962: script
Personal choice: Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger presenting recordings from the BBC Archives of Recorded Folk Music, 1973
Popular poetry of the Elizabethan era: Broadside ballads , [by Ewan MacColl]
Programme on Capital Radio, January 30, 1981: running order [Ewan MacColl, Neill MacColl, Peggy Seeger?]

Radio ballads, by Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker, lyrics and music by Ewan MacColl, arrangements
and musical direction by Peggy Seeger, technical direction by John Bower, production by Charles Parker see also PARKER, Charles
Articles, correspondence, reviews, notes
MacColl, Ewan, 'The radio ballads': essay
Parker, Charles, The radio ballad": lecture to [BBC?] Staff Training, 1963 [typescript]
Photographs of Ewan MacColl visiting workers for 'Singing the Fishing' and 'Song of a Road'. Twenty- one prints, CD of photos, letter from Peggy Seeger.
The ballad of John Axon': reviews; script
"Big hewer': actuality: transcripts; film script; music script; reviews
The body blow': actuality; transcripts; reviews; script
'Day trip to Golgotha': idea for a radio ballad
The fight game': actuality: transcripts; correspondence with Charles Parker; critical essays by media studies students and comments on them by Charles Parker; notes; script
'On the edge': actuality: transcripts; music script; script
'Romeo and Juliet": actuality 'shot list1; script
'Singing the fishing': advertisement, correspondence, reviews; notes; script
'Song of a road1: reviews; script
¶Travelling people1: actuality: transcripts; correspondence, notes, press cuttings on travellers, review; script

Radio Times programme announcements, miscellaneous programmes [photocopies]
The railway king [Ewan MacColl as the Singer]: script
Scouse: a collection of shanties, yells and forebitters about a great city, written by Ewan MacColl, 1952: script
Singing English: a discussion programme on the making of the Radio ballads : script. The song carriers : script
Westward from Liverpool, by Ewan MacColl, 1937: script


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TV broadcasts.

Before the mast: a film that recalls the epic days of the fast sailing ships of 100 years ago and the men who served in them, produced by Philip Donnellan, music by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and the Critics' Group, 1971: script; music, research materials
Coventry kids: notes on a restless city, by Philip Donnellan, 1960: production script
An impression of love, 1964: script
The Irishmen: script, music
Keeping their ends up: music; song sequences
The offshore tapestry, and The treasure seekers: proposals for TV programmes by Philip Donellan;
letter requesting that Ewan MacColl write the theme song for The offshore tapestry
The ramblers, produced by Philip Jones [Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger in cast]: script
Sing in the new, 1962 [Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger in cast]: script
Stories and songs of a Scots family group:: press cuttings, script
Unfinished project by [?]Ewan MacColl on songs of Robert Burns: notes; songs

fc COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS

Miscellaneous documents

fc CORRESPONDENCE, see also subject headings

Frow, Ruth: letter to Peggy Seeger about Joe Norman, 26 July 2005
General correspondence, 1959-1992
Greetings cards from Kitty MacColl to Ewan MacColl
Guthrie, Woody: letter to 'Lomaxes and Seegers', on Folk song in the USA, April 10th 1948
Letters and cards of condolence on death of Ewan MacColl
dc Permissions to use EM's songs. (Binder containing letters arranged alphabetically)
dc Permissions to use PS's songs, & miscellaneous. (Binder containing letters arranged alphabetically)

fc Critics Group, see also FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

Dissolution of Critics' Group: miscellaneous papers, 1972
[?MacColl, Ewan]: Notes for classes on the relationship of music to drama; the mumming play; the ballad
Miscellaneous papers: advertisements and booking form; 'Homage to London' programme; listening criteria; members' repertoire lists; miscellaneous songs; notes on proposed radio ballad; proposed work; voice exercises
Parker, Charles: 'Folk music series: field recording techniques', 1964 [typescript]
Parker, Charles: 'Some aspects of traditional song: tradition and the tape recorder" [typescript]
'Reading list and bibliography for the members of the Critics Group of Folksong Studies', 1964;
reading list, 1973
Research proposal on the language of the working class and middle class people
[? Seeger, Peggy]: 'Principles of folk accompaniment' [typescript]
The sound of folk music': notes; typescript

Transcripts

Landmarks conference, 19.3.65
MacColl, Ewan: folk song course, 1964: reels 1-2, 4-23, 25-26
Research project on relationship between speech and sound; reel 118,
29.11.66-24.6.69

fc DIARIES

Appointments: 1983-93
MacColl, Ewan: 1986-88
Seeger, Peggy: 1974, 1979, 1984-94


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fc FESTIVAL OF FOOLS

1965: notes on weather lore; script
1967: notes, programme, rehearsal schedules, etc; photographs; script
1968: music; newsletters, notes, rehearsal schedules; programmes, songbook; script
1970: miscellaneous papers; music, newsletters, music, notes, programme, rehearsal schedules, script [bound together]
1971: newsletters, programme, rehearsal schedules, script [bound together]; script
1973: advertisement for 16mm film of show
Nonsense stories from FoF
Photographs and contact prints
dc 1967: bound script
1968: bound script
1970: bound script
1971: bound script
Video, FoF 26.1.93

FILMS

Dear green place
'Ewan and Betsy, Neil [sic] and Peggy singing "A wee drappie o't" and some toasts and [?] songs: 15 minutes of 16mm black and white sound film: unedited rushes shot by Peter Seeger, in Beacon, NY, 1960.'
'Kitty, Betsy, Ewan, Peggy and Neill in 1974, winter...'
Whaler out of New Bedford
[Unidentified reel]

fc FOLK LIFE

American Folklife Foundation Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Labour and Public Welfare, United States Senate, ninety-first Congress, second session on s. 1591: to establish an American Folklife Foundation and for other purposes, May 18, 1970; related documents Folk Camps Society: events and programmes

fc FOLK MUSIC: EWAN MacCOLL/Peggy Seeger, see also SINGERS' CLUB

Concerts: programmes and other publicity material
Early or original texts of EM (& a few PS) songs
General publicity material
Lists of songs to be recorded
dc MacColl, Ewan: card file; alphabetical title sequence of EM's songs with dates and copyright details
dc MacColl, Ewan: The essential Ewan MacColl songbook [2 copies] dc MacColl, Ewan: The essential Ewan MacColl songbook. January 1999 copy (in black ring binder)
dc MacColl, Ewan: 'Ewan's songs': alphabetical listing in leather notebook
MacColl, Ewan: first drafts of songs
MacColl, Ewan: The joy of living: letters concerning lyrics
MacColl, Ewan: MSS of songs
dc MacColl, Ewan: original MS of Ewan's songbook
MacColl, Ewan: Robert Burns's Merry muses of Caledonia sung by EM. Background notes, lyrics and origins of songs
dc MacColl, Ewan: songs not included in Ewan's songbook (in black ring binder)
MacColl, Ewan: workbook, c. 1950-55
Miscellaneous music, lyrics, etc.
dc Programme books, 1-8, 1960-83
dc Programme book: foreign tours: USA, 1970; Australia, 1976; Holland, 1977; USA (Peggy Seeger solo),
1977; Australia, 1979; USA (Peggy Seeger solo), 1979; USA, 1979; USA, 1980; Milan, 1982


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dc Programme book: foreign tours (Peggy Seeger & others): USA/Australia, 1990/91;
Australia/USA/Canada, 1992; New Zealand, 1993
dc Programme cards, 1966-89
Seeger, Peggy: archive tape one: list
dc Seeger, Peggy: I'm gonna be an engineer- poster with words and music
Seeger, Peggy: ms books: miscellaneous songs
dc Seeger, Peggy: Peggy Seeger songbook: warts and all: forty years of songmaking. [3 copies, one without "warts and all" in the title]
Songs about prime ministers
Songs with Calum and Neill [MacColl]: ring binder
Supermarket project: songs, transcripts [1964?]
Watson, Ian: Song and democratic culture. Chapter on Ewan MacColl [unedited typescript]

Teaching materials see also CRITICS' GROUP

London County Council: Education Officer's Department. Course 104: The tape recorder', 1-8 April, 1964: timetable [sessions by Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker
[MacColl, Ewan?]: 'Folk music and style'; The sounds of folk music': [lectures for course at Keele, 1961?] [typescripts]
[MacColl, Ewan?]: "Folk music: the music of the people' [typescript]
MacColl, Ewan: The folk music tradition in Britain": notes for lecture at 'Folk and Song' weekend, Nash Court, Shropshire, 1961
MacColl, Ewan: 'Singing styles' [typescript]
MacColl, Ewan: 'Use of music in documentary theatre". Notes for lecture at Stantonbury Campus, Sept. 1976
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: Autunno Musicale 1973, Como: transcripts of lectures
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: 'Ballad-making': ILEA course, February 1969: report; songs
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: London County Council course no. 63: 'Speech and drama in schools', December 1964-January 1965; report on 'Ballads' course
MacColl, Ewan, and Seeger, Peggy: songwriting course, Living Archive Project, Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes, November 1987: correspondence, notes, publicity, songs
Seeger, Peggy: notes for an accompaniment instruction manual
Seeger, Peggy: notes on pupil, Barbara Lester, 9.88-12.89
Seeger, Peggy: "Ornamentation and variation for the folk revival singer": lecture given on 5 March 1966 at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham [transcript] x 3, notes, music.

fc FOLK MUSIC: GENERAL, see also PERIODICALS and SINGERS' CLUB

Concerts and festivals

Concerts: Great Britain and Ireland: publicity material, etc.
Concerts: North America: publicity material, etc.
Festivals: Australasia: publicity material etc.
Festivals: Europe: publicity material, etc.
Festivals: Great Britain and Ireland: publicity material, etc.
Festivals: North America: publicity material, etc.

Critical and historical material: published and unpublished

Balfa, Dewey: interviewed by Frank Proschan, February 23,1977 [transcript]
Baskerville, Charles Read: "English songs on the night visit' from Proceedings of the Modern Languages Association, vol. 36, pp. 565-614 [photocopy]
Berndt, Rolf: 'Neue Wege in der englischen Folkloristik', offprint from Sonderdruck aus der Zeitschift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 3:3 [(1955?)]
Bronson, Bertrand H.: 'Danmarks gamle folkeviserXI: melodier = Old popular ballads of Denmark' [offprint]
Brown lung blues: a little history of southern working people and the mills they worked in [photocopy]
Brown, Gwen: The handloom weavers: unpublished BA Hons research project, North East London Polytechnic
Burman, Martin: Political song performance styles of the old and new left: unpublished MA thesis, Wesleyan University, 1978


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Cazden, Norman:' I walk the road again and again': preprint of a paper prepared for presentation at the sessions of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Toronto, Ontario on 2 December 1972
Craig, David: "Songs of the bleak age', 1965 [photocopied typescript]
David, Faith: Jimi Hendrix: devil or prophet? [pamphlet]
Deakin, Philip: 'Relics of the cornfield', 1967 [typescript]
Dorris, Bill: White folks' roots: introduction and outline [typescript]
Eisler, Hanns: The situation of the workers' singers and musicians in Germany': translation by Lee Baxandall of article published in Sinn und Form, (1964), pp. 137-151 [typescript]
Fisher, T.L.: The future of the folk song revival: some ideas', 1971 [photocopied typescript]
Fowke, Edith: 'Folk songs in Ontario', offprint from Canadian Literature, 16 (1963)
Gammon, Vic: '"Not appreciated in Worthing?": class expression and popular song texts in mid- nineteenth-century Britain': offprint from Popular Music 4 (1984)
Gregory, E. David: "Lomax in London: Alan Lomax, the BBC and the Folk-Song Revival in England, 1950-1958" Folk Music Journal, (2002). V.8 no.2 pp. 136-169. [photocopy]
Henderson, Hamish: The underground of song', The Scots Magazine, February 1963
Herskovits, Melville J., and Herskovits, Frances S. (eds): 'Afro-Bahian religious songs: songs of the African cult-groups', from the Library of Congress Music Division - Recording Laboratory: Folk music of Brazil: issued from the collections of the Archive of American Folksong. Album 13 [record notes]
Katsarova, R.: Three generations of Bulgarian folksingers' [typescript]
Kerman, Joseph: Contemplating music: challenges to musicology. Chapter 5: "Ethnomusicography and cultural musicography1 [photocopy]
Liberovici, Sergio: To the study and the comparative research of Italian workers' songs'[typescript]
Lloyd, A.L.: Essay on folk music by A.L.L. [typescript]
Lloyd, A.L.: 'Folk music of Albania': introduction and notes for record
Lloyd, A.L.: 'Industrial folklore': research proposal submitted to Merlyn Rees, organizer of the Labour Party's 1962 Culture Festival, 1961
Lloyd, A.L.: 'Workers' songs in England: a summary account1 [typescript]
Lomax, Alan: "Appeal for cultural equity": reprinted from Journal of Communication, 27:2, Spring 1977
Lyle, Thomas: Ancient ballads and songs : unbound copy
McCaffery: a study in the variation and function of a ballad1 [typescript]
Munro, Ailie: Folk music, politics and the WMA:. Workers1 Musical Association, 1988 (Occasional paper no.1)
The non-art of the ballad', Times Literary Supplement, 19.11.71 [review article]; responding letter from John McBain, TLS, 23.11.71
O'Malley, Raymond: 'Flowers in the valley: British folk songs' [typescript draft of chapter from Boris Ford (ed.): Cambridge guide to the arts in Britain. Vol. 5]
O'Shaughnessy, Patrick:'Lincolnshire folk songs': typescript of article from The Lincolnshire Historian, 2:12(1965)
Palmer, Roy: 'A military execution', from The Rambling soldier, by Roy Palmer [photocopy]
The Scotsman, April, 1964: correspondence between Hamish Henderson, Hugh MacDiarmid and others on the literary merits of folk poetry and song
Jack Speedwell: his confessions [typescript]
Warren-Findley: ¶Music, labor and public patronage: the Federal Music Project and the American Federation of Musicians [typescript]
Wenker, Jerome: "Religion and ballads as seen in a study of "The wife of Usher's well" [typescript]
Wilkinson, Janet Claire: How can I keep from singing: the place of women singers and women-centred song in the folk scene': unpublished BA dissertation, Sunderland polytechnic, 1988
Zenghinov, D.: 'Revival of folk music in Bulgaria' [typescript]

Directories

Miscellaneous

English Folk Dance and Song Society

Miscellaneous documents

Ewan MacColl Society

Flyer and booking form for A Folk Song Weekend, 12-14 September 2003, University of Salford


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Field singers

Contracts, correspondence, songs, etc.

Folk clubs

British Federation of Folk Clubs: miscellaneous documents
Photographs
Programmes, publicity material, etc.
Questionnaire on British folk clubs, devised by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, October, 1969: completed forms
Sheffield Women's performance Club. Songs and poetry written by club members for a proposed song and poetry book (with letter to PS from Kate Berridge)

Folk revival

Alphabetical (by title) sequence of folksongs: traditional; proverbs etc; new songs; children's; American. Stored in files as received by the archive.
[?Clark, ?: essay on state of folk revival in Scotland: ms]
Press cuttings, etc., 1960s and 70s: includes articles by Ewan MacColl on Bob Dylan and replies
Speedwell, Jack: 'Advice to revivalists' [typescript]

Folk songs

'Bagford ballads' from Ballad Society, vols 14-17, 20, 1874-80 [photocopies]
Carpenter, James: guide and index to MSS
Contemporary folk songs, published and unpublished, 1965-86 [unsorted]
Contemporary folk songs, published and unpublished, 1987-present [unsorted & undated]
Fowke, Edith: collection of Canadian songs
dc Fowke, Edith: record cards listing all Canadian songs from the book Peggy wrote with with Edith Fowke
Gie's peace!: Scottish CND buskers blow-up songbook. Glasgow: Gallus Music, 1989
Gie's peace!: Scottish CND buskers songbook. Glasgow: Gallus Music, 1988 (5 copies)
Glasgow, Alex: Alex Glasgow: an anthology
Grainger, Percy A.: collection of English folk songs on phonograph cylinders: index; MSS of nos 100- 300 [photocopies]
McCarthy, Michael: transcripts of recorded songs
MacColl, Ewan, ed.: The shuttle & cage: industrial folk-ballads. London: Workers' Music Association 1954
Miscellaneous traditional songs
dc Record cards with song titles and notes (some with details of disc on which recorded)
dc Scott, Dave: broadsheets
Songs and broadsides pre-1900
Songs and broadsides 1900-1950
Songs of the Wobblies and early American struggles
Walker, W.: MSS [photocopy]
Williamson, Duncan: MSS [photocopy]

Folksingers for Vietnam

Miscellaneous papers

Musical instruments

Catalogues, etc.

Park House Convention

Correspondence, press cuttings, Parkhouse Convention Bulletins and mailing list, We're only in it for the money: a discussion of folk song and popular culture and responses.

Performers and agencies

Biographies of various people in the folk music movement
Publicity material, etc. [unsorted]


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Record companies

Catalogues, publicity material, etc. [unsorted]

HEANEY, Joe, see also RECORDINGS

The Joe Heaney interview. Complete transcripts of Joe Heaney interviewed by EM and PS in 1964. [Downloaded from the "Musical Traditions" website, 17 July 2000}

fc HENDERSON, Hamish

Correspondence

Correspondence from 1986 and 1991, including letters on Theatre Workshop from Howard Goorney and Ewan MacColl in 1950s; miscellaneous documents and poems.

Publications

"'At the foot o' yon excellin' brae": the language of Scots folksong", from J. Derrick McClure (ed.),
Scotland and the lowland tongue, Aberdeen U.P., [n.d.] [typescript]
The John Maclean march1, Scottish Workers Music Association, [n.d.] [sheet music]
'Lettere dal carcere: Gramsci's letters from prison', translated by Hamish Henderson: New Edinburgh Review, Special double issue on Gramsci [n.d.]
MacColl, Ewan, 'Ewan MacColl on Hamish1, Tocher, no. 43, 1991 (written September 1989) [photocopy]
Obituary of Calum Maclean, by Hamish Henderson:Tocher, no. 39 [n.d.]
Sharp, Michael: "War pipes in Africa: the elegies of Hamish Henderson: London Magazine, April/May, 1983 [photocopy]

fc LITTLEWOOD, Joan

Correspondence [more in general correspondence files?] "see Miller, Jimmie": review of "Joan's Book" (Methuen, 1994) by Roy Palmer, in "English Dance & Song", Summer 1994
"Was there another England?" Joan Littlewood in Manchester', by Ben Harker. Northwest Labour History Journal, no.28, 2003

MacCOLL, Ewan

dc Degrees

fc Speech made at EM's investiture for honorary degree at University of Exeter University of Exeter Doctor of Letters honoris causa, conferred 18th July, 1986; degree ceremony programme; D.Litt. hood
University of Salford Master of Arts honoris causa, 10th July, 1987; degree ceremony programme; MA hood [ceremony cancelled]
University of Salford Master of Arts honoris causa, conferred posthumously 19th February, 1990; degree ceremony programme; press release

fc Memorials

Camden New Journal, 27 January 2000. 2 articles on gathering in Russell Square to remember EM on his birthday
'A celebration of the life of Ewan MacColl': proposal prepared by Trish Carn [for] The English Folk Dance and Song Society. With 10 x A4 outlines of Ewan MacColl's life
Commemorative plaque unveiled in the Peak District National Park by Benny Rothman, in May 1990: correspondence relating to this and to other possible sites
Donnellan, Philip, and Rogers, Dave: 'Ewan MacColl: the red megaphone: a weekend celebration for Ewan MacColl [report of festival, 23-25 November 1990]
'Ewan MacColl Journeyman Fund': draft deed for establishment of charitable trust, 1990


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dc Exhibition material. Pack of photocopies made from items in archive for The joy of living', Theatre Worskshop, Edinburgh, March 1997. (See below)
Journeyman: a theatrical celebration of the life and work of Ewan MacColl: script by Peggy Seeger and Irene Scott; documents relating to additional material; cast and personnel; filming; venue
'The joy of living'. A tribute to the life and work of Ewan MacColl: publicity and press cuttings from the STRAMASH and Edinburgh Folk Festival, Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh, March 1997
Memorial service: lists of names of people to be notified
Poems: John Pole:' The struggle and the song: in memory of Ewan MacColl'; Bruce Dunnet: 'Poem to Ewan MacColl1; Stuart Davis: 'Ewan MacColl: the voice of the British Isles' (dc, in poster tube, with letter); Dai Crowther: 'Ewan'

fc Miscellaneous documents

The artist: maker or tool?: a symposium on cultural politics organised in celebration of Ewan MacColl's 70 years of creative struggle': documents
'La canzone politica in Gran Bretagna: Ewan MacColl'. Article by Giovanni Vacca in "Music/Realta", December 1991, with letter to Peggy Seeger from the author
CV material, various
Divorce papers from EM's second marriage
Ewan MacColl Limited: report of the directors & accounts for year ended 31.7.85; certificate for membership of the Performing Right Society
Health Service papers (vaccination certificates, copy of death certificate etc.)
The Influence of Ewan MacColl on the English Folk Song Revival of the 1950s and 1960s" Dissertation by Anna Kristina Burson, University of Wales, Bangor, 25 April 2002.
Kilmarnock Edition, numero 17, 1990. Largely dedicated to Ewan MacColl (in Italian) by Pino Mereu, with letter to Peggy Seeger and reply
"The Manchester Rambler': Ewan MacColl and the 1932 Mass Trespass" Ben Harker History Workshop Journal Offprint, (2005)
Map, Old Ordnance Survey Maps; Manchester (NW) & Central Salford, 1915
Medical report, New England Medical Center, November 5, 1984
Notepad
Notes on Peasants' Revolt [handwritten]
Photographs: "Auchterarder, 1915'; 'Carron Iron Works, c1915: where Will Miller worked"
Poems [typescripts]
Transcript of EM talking about work in theatre and on Radio Ballads
"Work to be done with Ewan': questions for interview

dc Music awards

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences certificate in recognition of nomination for the Song of the Year for The first time ever I saw your face', 1972 National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences award: Songwriter-Song of the Year for The first time ever I saw your face', 1972
[?Novello award] for The first time ever I saw your face" [award: intertwined treble clefs]
Special Citation of Achievement presented by Broadcast Music, Inc. for over 1,000,000 broadcast performances of 'The first time ever I saw your face'
BMI award for 2,000,000 performances of The first time ever I saw your face', 1985
BMI award (gold medal on red ribbon) for 3,000,000 performances of The first time ever I saw your face', 1995; programme from BMI PRS Awards ceremony, 1995
Gold disc inscribed: "Presented to Ewan MacColl to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of the Atlantic Records pop single record "The first time ever I saw your face"

dc Other awards and memorabilia

Banner: 'A gift from Exeter Trades Council'
Engraving of ship on brass, inscribed:1 "Catalpa" the Fenian ship. Peggy and Ewan. From your friends and comrades, Workers' Music Co-operative. Dublin, 1986'
Glass inscribed: 'In loving memory of Ewan McColl [sic] from John Cole [etc.]'
Miners' lamp inscribed: 'To Ewan MacColl for outstanding service to the working class from the National Union of Mineworkers, 21st January 1985'
National Union of Mineworkers' honorary membership card, 1987
Plate from casket, inscribed: 'Ewan MacColl, died 22nd Oct 1989 aged 74 years'


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Prix Italia: XII Prix Italia, Trieste 1960. Certificate awarded for 'Singing the fishing', by Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker

dc Personal items

Bobble hat
Christening gowns (2) left by Betsy, EM's mother. EM christened in one of them
Passports (2)
Strap decorated with 'EWAN MACCOLL' repeats

fc MacCOLL, Kirsty

Headshot [photocopy]
Kirsty MacColl: extract from Hymn to her: women musicians talk, by Karen O'Brien. (Virago: London, 1995) [photocopy]
Mackenzie, Suzie, 'Knowing the score', The Guardian, 17.7.91
Obituaries.
Spencer, Neil: 'Never fashionable but always in style: Kirsty MacColl tells Neil Spencer her secrets for survival. With photograph. The Observer, 9.1.94

fc MILLER, Betsy

Letter from Ewan MacColl.
Notes for album: Betsy Miller and Ewan MacColl: a garland of Scots folksongs; transcripts of songs

fc MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

Abolition of Unemployment Bill 1977
Anson, Richard F.: The religious revival among the Scottish fisher-folk', from The Month, [?November] 1922 [photocopy]
Articles on Dorothy Hewett / Lloyd Davies libel case and benefit concert for Dorothy Hewett, Adelaide, 1977 [photocopies]
Broadsheet King publications: The peace egg; Little Red Riding Hood; Juvenile list.
Byrne, Brian: written work
Contracts relating to book publishing, concert performances, etc.
Educational courses: programmes
Eichholz, Alice: 'Childbirth fantasies: more clues for psychohistorians' [photocopy]
Greisman, H. C: 'Terrorism and the closure of society: a social-impact projection', from Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 14,1979
'Interesting articles': miscellaneous press cuttings
Lemer, Lawrence S. and Gosselin, Edward A.: 'Galileo and the specter of Bruno', from Scientific American, 11.86
Maffi, Marion: 'From the abyss: social writing and the urban masses in late nineteenth century America':
unpublished typescript
Maps: UK sources of pollution; Peters' projection world maps
Milne, W.S.: Virgil's Eclogues : translatit inte Scots [unpublished typescript]
Miscellaneous notes and papers
'Paper and watermarks' [photocopied article]
Peak and Northern Footpaths Society: Annual report, 1971-72; membership form; correspondence
(dc) Posters: miscellaneous
Roberts, Malcolm: The seaman's life: unpublished thesis, Ruskin College, 1972.
Savage, Henry: The Harleian miscellany [photocopy]
Smith, Sheila M.: 'John Overs to Charles Dickens: a working-man's letter and its implications', from Victorian Sudies, Vol. 18, no. 2, December 1974 [offprint]
'Voices': verse and prose published by Manchester Unity of Arts Society


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fc PARKER, Charles, see also BROADCASTS: RADIO AND TV: Radio ballads: CRITICS' GROUP

Charles Parker Archive Trust

Annual reports, 1983, 1986-90 (1989 report includes tribute to EM; 1990 report includes review of 'Ewan MacColl: the Red Megaphone' - a weekend event at the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham)
Fisher, Trevor: Charles Parker: aspects of a pioneer: a personal view. The Charles Parker Archive, 1986
The common tongue': [notes for talk by Charles Parker?: typescript]
Correspondence between Charles Parker and Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 1972-80; other correspondence on authorship of Radio ballads
Correspondence: other
'CP in conversation with Ewan MacColl - 12th December 1978': cassette no. 37 [transcript]
'Notes on transcribing and categorizing documentary field recordings ("actuality")1. January 1973 [typescript]
Tape editing: an analysis': [BBC memorandum], 18th April, 1962

Obituaries, 1980-82
Photograph
Press cuttings on 'retirement' from BBC, 1971-72
Taylor, Laurie: describes some research into Charles Parker's life for a radio programme. (New Statesman & Society, 23.6.95)

PERIODICALS

dc Folklore and folk music journals, including directories

The American Folklore Society Newsletter, vols 2-16, 1974-87 [incomplete]
Broadsheet, nos 1-183, 1962-88 [incomplete]
California Traditional Music Society Journal, vols 1-8,1985-91 [incomplete]
Canadian Folk Music Bulletin, vols 1-3,1978-80; vols 15-26, 1981-92 [incomplete]
Canadian Folk Music Journal, vols 11-20, 1983-92
II Cantastorie, 1968-78; 1981-90 [incomplete]
Chapbook, vols 2-5, [1965-768] [incomplete]
Club Folk, 1967-80 [incomplete]
Come All Ye, vols 2-12,1972-91 [incomplete]
Come for to Sing, vols 1-11, 1975-85 [incomplete]
English Dance and Song, vols 24-28,1961-66; vols 46-52, 1984-90 [incomplete]
Folk Directory, 1976-91 [incomplete]
Folk London, 1972-86 [incomplete]
Folk Music, vol. 1, nos 1-11, 1963-[?64], 2 sets
Folk Review, 1972-79 [incomplete]
The Folknik, vols 10-30, 1974-94 [incomplete]
Folkscene, vols 1-3, 1974-76 [incomplete]
Free Reed, 13-24, 1973-76 [incomplete]
Hoot, no. 1 -vol. 3, no. 1, 1963-67 [incomplete]
Little Sandy Review, nos 5-30, [1960-64?]; vol. 2, nos 1-4, 1966-68
Sing, vols 1-10, 1955-69 [incomplete]
Spin, vols 1-9, 1961-73 [incomplete]
Miscellaneous journals

(fc) Advertisments, advertising rates, correspondence, etc.
(fc) Journal of American Folklore: guide to ballad articles [handwritten notes]
(fc) People's songs: songs of labor & the Americam people. Monthly publication of "People's Songs Inc.",
1946-1949 (microfiches)

New City Songster
dc Complete index to the 'New City Songster' collection
dc Nos 1-20A, 1968-85 [1974 reprint of no.1]; master copy of no.20A
fc Cheque book stub and receipt book; copyright permissions; correspondence
fc Working texts from which the 'New City Songster' was made


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dc General and political journals

Political Song News, no.11, March 1991 (includes two accounts of The Red Megaphone', EM tribute weekend)
Politics and Money, vols 1-9, 1970-78
Miscellaneous journals

fc Theatre journals

The International Theatre, no.1, 1934 [photocopy]
New Red Stage, no.6, June-July 1932
Red Stage, no. 3, February 1932 [original]; nos1-7, 1932-33 [nos 6 & 7 entitled New Red Stage] [photocopies]
Scottish Music and Drama, incorporating Con Brio, Edinburgh Festival number, [193-?]
Workers Theatre Movement Monthly Bulletin, no. 3, February 1933 [photocopies]

dc PHOTOGRAPHS

Ewan's family: uncles, aunts, cousins, parents etc. Also EM and Kirsty MacColl, 1986 (in envelope)
MacColl, Ewan: 2 large portraits in folder labelled 'Ewan - USA 1960' and 'Ewan portrait 1988'
Miscellaneous photographs, negatives & contact prints, with explanatory letter from EM/PS's catalogue

Slides

Miscellaneous slides in numbered boxes, with directory

fc POETRY

Assorted poetry sent to EM/PS
Burnett, James: Verse
MacColl, Ewan "You and I' [poem]
Macdonnell, Paul: GiB: a modest exposure: unpublished typescript of poem on the Gibraltar killings,
see POLITICAL/CAMPAIGNING MATERIALS
dc Notebooks containing poems handwritten by "Kay" & sent to EM/PS
Outcrowd: Slugs [anthology of poetry]
Royd Mount Middle School, Bradford: 'Harvest haikus'

fc POLITICAL/CAMPAIGNING MATERIALS

dc Beckenham Anti-Nuclear Group (BANG): correspondence, papers; notes and script for talks on nuclear power, by Peggy Seeger
Brammah, Frank, and Brammah, Allan: Margarella, the moles and the money tree: Pontefract: Assorted Yorkshire Fancies, 1985
Concerned Americans Abroad: Campaign to Impeach Nixon, 1974
dc Dulcimer case, painted as cheque to pay electricity bill when EM/PS were objecting to nuclear power as a source of electricity
Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike, Dublin, 1985: articles, cuttings received from Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union
Frow, Edmund and Frow, Ruth: Radical Salford: episodes in labour history. Manchester: Neil Richardson, 1984
The ideas of Karl Marx: sound filmstrip set
Macdonnell, Paul: GiB: a modest exposure: unpublished typescript of poem on the Gibraltar killings

dc Miscellaneous pamphlets
Miscellaneous political/campaigning materials
Miners' Fraction Revolutionary Workers' Party: The miners' struggle - is it political?"
Press cuttings, etc. on Native Americans


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"Raygun and other gangsters' [cuttings on Ronald Reagan]
South African tapes: transcripts
dc Women's issues (miscellaneous unsorted documents in large box)

fc PRESS CUTTINGS AND REVIEWS see also BOOKS, BROADCASTS, THEATRE

MacColl, Ewan: obituaries and appreciations, 1989 -
MacColl, Ewan/Seeger, Peggy: reviews and articles, 1953-89
Miscellaneous cuttings

RECORDINGS, Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, and related materials

re Compact discs and records

Compact discs

Bothy ballads of Scotland (EM)
Classic Peggy Seeger- songs in the American tradition featuring Tom Paley (PS)
Folk on 2- Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
The Jacobite Rebellions (EM/PS)
The legend of Ewan MacColl (EM)
Naming of names (EM/PS)
An odd collection (PS)
Period pieces (PS)
Radio ballads [set of 8 issued in 1999 with accompanying booklet]
The real MacColl (3 copies) (EM)
Recording by Geoff Harden of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger (6 minidiscs)
The road to Connemara (Joe Heaney). Songs and stories told and sung to EM & PS. 2xCD set.
Scottish traditional songs (EM/PS)
Sol flight (EM)
Songs for October 2004 (PS)
Songs of Robert Burns (EM)
Traditional songs and ballads of Scotland (EM)

Records

Come on gal: promotional 45rpm disc pressed into card for National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (EM & others)
Records of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger (see discography and index)

fc Documents

Almost commercially viable - text and notes
Animal song disc - papers: letters, notes, songs
Black and white - misc.
Blood and roses, IV and V: lists of songs
Blood and roses, 1-V: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Cold snap: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Different therefore equal: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Familiar faces: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Freeborn man: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
From where I stand: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Kilroy was here : notes and drafts of songs
The long harvest: notes
Master craftsman: notes
Naming of names: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Penelope isnt waiting any more: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Recording by Geoff Harden of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger: notes and contents
Saturday night at the Bull and Mouth: miscellaneous documents and correspondence
Songs for October 2004: order form
White wind, black trade: miscellaneous documents and correspondence


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dc Card index
Complimentary list [? of those to whom complimentary recordings be sent]
Discography of Ewan MacColl (including updated version 30.11.94)
Discography of Peggy Seeger, 29.10.94
dc Discography - original cards (EM/PS)
Index to Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger record collection
Miscellaneous papers
'Musical Traditions' review of Topic Records re-issue of Radio Ballads on CD, 1999. [Download from website]
Press cuttings relating to Topic Records re-issue of Radio Ballads CD, 1999. With overview and letter from Fred McCormick
Studio business book

fc SEEGER FAMILY (see also CORRESPONDENCE)

dc The ancient history of the distinguished surname Seeger" [poster - gift from Clare Petrie]

Seeger, Alan
'Rendezvous', from John Silkin (ed.), Penguin book of First World War Poetry, 2nd ed., 1981 [photocopy]

Seeger, Charles

The arts in international relations', reproduced from Journal of the American Musicological Society, 2:1 (1949)
The cultivation of various European traditions in the Americas', offprint from IMS Congress Report, vol. 1 (1961)
'Factorial analysis of the song as an approach to the formation of a unitary field theory', reprinted from Journal of the International Folk Music Council, vol. 20 (1968)
'Folk music in the schools of a highly industrialised society', reprinted from the Journal of the International Folk Music Council, vol. 5 (1953)
'In memoriam Carl Ruggles (1876-1971)', reprint from Perspectives of New Music, 10:2 (1972)
'An instantaneous music notator', reprinted from The Journal of the International Folk Music Council, vol. 3(1951)
Library of Congess Music Division - Recording Laboratory: "Folk music of the United States: versions and variants of "Barbara Allen" from the Archive of Folk Song', edited by Charles Seeger
'Music and class structure in the United States' [offprint and typescript]
'Music and culture', reprinted from the Proceedings of the Music Teachers National Association for 1940
"Music and government: field for an applied musicology", reprinted from Papers read at the International Congress of Musicology, held at New York, September 11-18, 1939, 1944
'Music and musicology in the New World 1946', reprinted from the Volume of Proceedings of the Music
Teachers National Association for 1946
The music process as a function in a context of functions' [offprint]
'Musicology and the music industry', reprinted from National Music Council Bulletin, May 1945
'Music as a tradition of communication, discipline and play', reprinted from Ethnomusicology, 6:3 (1962)
'Music in the American university', reprinted from the Educational Review, 66:2 (1923).
'On the formational apparatus of the music compositional process', Ethnomusicology, 13:2 (1969) [offprint]
'Oral tradition in music', reprint from Funk & Wagnalls Standard dictionary of folklore, mythology and legend, 1950
'Otto Kinkeldey", Acta Musicologica [offprint]
'Prescriptive and descriptive music writing', reprint from The Musical Quarterly, 44:2 (1958)
'Reflections upon a given topic: music in universal perspective', Ethnomusicology, 15:2 (1971) [offprint]
'Reminiscences & exhortations: growing up in American folk music', by Bessy Lomax Hawes,
Ethnomusicology, 39:2 (1995). [Annual Charles Seeger lecture, presented to the Society for Ethnomusicology, 29 Oct. 1993]
Review of Music in primitive culture, by Bruno Nettl, Journal of American Folklore, [1956?] [offprint]


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'Semantic, logical and political considerations bearing upon research in ethnomusicology', Ethnomusicology, 5:2 (1961)

'Singing style', reprinted from Western Folklore, 17:1 (1958)
'Systematic musicology: viewpoints, orientations, and methods', reprinted from Journal of the American Musicological Society, 4:3 (1951)
Toward a universal music sound-writing for musicology', reprinted from Journal of the International Folk Music Council, vol. 9 (1957)
Tradition and the (North) American composer: a contribution to the ethnomusicology of the western world', reprinted from Music in the Americas, 1967
"Who owns folklore?: a rejoinder', reprinted from Western Folklore, 21:2 (1962)
Dunaway, David K.: "Charles Seeger and Carl Sands: the composers' collective years', Ethnomusicology, 24:2 (1980) [offprint]
Wierzbicki, James: 'Seeger: Songs; Sonata for violin & piano'. [Record review; offprint - no date or source]

Seeger, Elsie Adams

'Memoirs of Elsie Adams Seeger, written at Fairlea, Patterson, Puttnam Co., New York, during the winter of 1917 &1918' [typescripts].

Seeger. Mike

Publicity; press cuttings

Seeqer. Peggy (for music, see FOLK MUSIC: EWAN MACCOLL/PEGGY SEEGER)

Golden Egg Productions: faxes and instructions from PS relating to orders for concertina case and cassette case
dc Good, Amber: '"Lady, what do you do all day?": Peggy Seeger's anthems of Anglo-American feminism'.
A thesis submitted...to the University of Cincinnati, 2002. [The author used this archive extensively for her research]
Poll-tax documents, including correspondence, court summonses, cuttings etc.
Sandyford Cottage papers

Seeger. Pete

Press cuttings, songs, etc.

Seeger, Ruth Crawford

Press cuttings

fc SINGERS' CLUB (see also AUDIOTAPES/CASSETTES: Cassettes)

Books
Nos 1-5, 1969-1991

Broadsheets
Nos 1-17.

Committee meetings: minutes
1968
3.7.68
1970
29.6.70, 7.9.70
1971
5.4.71,4.10.71, 1.11.71
1972
10.7.72, 18.10.72
1973
11.6.73, 12.12.73
1975
17.1.75, 1.12.75


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1976
7.6.76, 6.12.76
1977
6.7.77
1979
13.2.79
1981
13.1.81
1986
10.7.86, 28.8.86, 22.10.86, 1.12.86
1987
16.2.87, 2.3.87, 23.3.87, 26.5.87, 13.7.87, 21.8.87, 2.10.87, 8.11.87, 20.12.87
1988
22.1.88, 4.3.88, 10.4.88, 13.5.88, 5.6.88, 23.6.88, 3.8.88, 23.9.88, 24.10.88, 8.11.88, 3.12.88
1989
7.3.89, 25.4.89, 21.6.89 [handwritten notes for meeting, subsequently rescheduled], 25.6.89,8.9.89, 19.11.89
1990
2.2.90, 23.3.90, 20.5.90, 28.9.90, 14.11.90
1991
4.10.91 [last meeting]

Committee members: lists

11.1.73
25.4.89
20.5.90

Correspondence

1968
David Fairbanks (London Co-op Education Dept.), to resident singers, 19.9.68.
1970
Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger on behalf of Singers' Club committee, to members, 15.1.70
Peggy Seeger to David Fairbanks, 5.11.70
H.A. Fair (London Co-op Education Dept.) to Peggy Seeger, 20.11.70
1971
David Fairbanks to Mr Stevens (New Merlin's Cave), 5.2.71 1972
Brian Blanchard to Peggy Seeger, 26.2.72 John White to Peggy Seeger, 23.11.72 Oliver Mulligan to Peggy Seeger, 4.12.72 1973
Peter Pilbeam (BBC) to Club, 11.73
Tish Stubbs to Peggy Seeger, 12.11.73
Paul Thompson, to folk club organizers, [73?]
1974
David Fairbanks to Mr Donovan (Union Tavern), 15.2.74
R. Hatchby (EFDSS) to secretary, 26.4.74
Vera Johnson to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 4.8.74
Marion Blank to singers, 15.12.74
David Fairbanks to doorkeepers, [74?]
David Fairbanks to resident singers, [74?]
1975
Peggy Seeger to committee, 29.1.75
1976
Pat Mackenzie to Peggy Seeger, 20.2.76
Charles Ringrose to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 19.3.76
David Fairbanks to Peggy Seeger, 5.5.76
David Fairbanks to Peggy Seeger, 12.8.7
David Fairbanks to members, [9?.76


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David Fairbanks to Peggy Seeger, 10.12.76
David Fairbanks to privilege card holders, [76?]
1978
David Fairbanks to Peggy Seeger, 14.3.78
Pat [Mackenzie?] to Peggy Seeger, 27.12.78
Peggy Seeger to David Fairbanks, 15.10.78
1979
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 26.8.79
1981
Jim Carroll to members, 6.2.81
Pat Mackenzie to David Fairbanks, 10.8.81
David Fairbanks to Peggy Seeger, 26.11.81
Mervyn G. Wilson (London Co-op Education Dept.) to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 23.12.81
1982
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie to resident singers, 2.1.82
Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger to members, [82?]
1983
David Fairbanks to Manager, Union Tavern, 16.11.83
1986
P. Hart to Secretary, 17.11.86
Mervyn G. Wilson to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 1.12.86
1987
Tom Lavelle to Robin Dixon, [Oct./Nov? 87].
Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger to committee members, 20.3.87
1988
Philip to Peggy Seeger, 5.3.88
Ann Feltham (Campaign Against Arms Trade) to Peggy Seeger, 6.6.88
Bruce Dunnett to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 13.10.88
Trevor Smith to committee [88?]
Trevor Smith to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger [88?]
1989
Trevor Smith to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 8.5.89
Trevor Smith to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, [89?]
Trevor Smith to Peggy Seeger [89?]
1990
Trevor Smith to Peggy Seeger, 10.2.90
Trevor Smith to Peggy Seeger, 22.3.90
Peggy Seeger to Nikki and Peter Loy, 26.9.90
Heather Graeme to Peggy Seeger, 10.11.90
Colin Jenn (West London Trades Club) to Peggy Seeger, 16.11.90
Mervyn Wilson to Trish Carn, 20.11.90
Colin Unsworth (Freedmans Musical Instruments), 3.12.90
Mervyn Wilson to Trish Carn, 14.12.90
Trevor Smith to Trish Carn, [90?]
Trevor Smith to Nicky [Smith?], [90?]
1991
Trevor Smith to Trish Carn, 7.5.91
Penny Smith to Alistair Anderson, 11.9.91
Peggy Seeger to Kevin Mitchell, 11.9.91
Trish Carn to Helen Oldfield (The Guardian) 28.11.91
Mervyn G. Wilson to Trish Carn, 29.11.91
Undated
Declan Affley to Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger
John Faulkner to David [Fairbanks?]
Jenny and Tony [?] to resident singers

Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger
Booking confirmation slips, 1971-79 [incomplete]


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Lists of songs sung by Ewan MacColl 1971-89, arranged by type [i.e. English, Scots, ballads]
Programme books for Singers' Club appearances, 1961-89 [i.e. lists of songs performed on each occasion]

dc File

Miscellaneous accounts, correspondence etc. from 1986-92

Financial statements

Statements of accounts

1971
1.2.71-31.8.71
1972
26.2.72-17.6.72, 24.6.72-7.10.72
1973-74
16.6.73-8.12.73, 15.12.73-10.7.74
1975-76
1.75-6.75, 14.6.75-11.10.75, 11.11.75-15.5.76
1976-77
27.11.76-25.6.77
1977-78
2.7.77-21.1.78
1980-81
3.5.80-13.12.80, 20.12.80-16.5.81
1988
16.4.88-7.5.88
Treasurer's reports
1988
19.3.88, 10.4.88
Bar accounts
1988
18.6.88
1989
1.7.89, 2.9.89, 16.9.89, 7.10.89
Doorkeeper's returns
1975
16.2.75
Bills paid
1987-89
Membership book
4.5.90-6.6.91 (contains accounts May 1990-June 1991)

Miscellaneous papers

Appeal for more members to help with running the club
"At the Singers' Club1: drafts of/ ideas for songs
British Federation of Folk Clubs affiliation form [not filled in]
Design for base of souvenir mug
Invitation to New Year event, 4.1.91
Invitation to last meeting of Singers' Club, 6.12.91
Miscellaneous slips of paper containing members' addresses.offers of help, etc.
Press release for meeting, 9.7.88
Programme for The Singers' Club at the Unity Theatre, 30th May, 1970'
Public Liability Policy for concert 8.7.88 (in envelope addressed to Patricia Carn)
Re-opening of Singers' Club, 4.5.90 - folder of correspondence and other material
dc Ring binder (Barclay's Bank) with misc. unsorted papers (correspondence, accounts, bank statements etc.)
Singers' Club "How to find us" map and details
Singers' Club blank posters with logo
Singers' Club logo
Singers' Club 1989 & 1990 posters


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Singers' Club questionnaire: Where did you first hear about the Singers' Club? [not filled in]
Singers' Club questionnaire [filled in by member]
Singers' Club slip no.2: The first time ever'
Singers' Club table rota 1989 [not filled in]
Singers' Club: the last night (in "Time Out" no.1111, Dec.4-11 1991)
Song Club Liaison Committee questionnaire, summer 1978 [not filled in]
Song competition rules/letter from Trish Carn, 17.3.88
Tickets, privilege cards

Newsletters

Singers' Club News
Nos 1-8, July 1965 - May-September, 1967
The Lark
Nos 1-3, Autumn 1979 - Summer 1980
Editorial notes for no. 2

Performers: notes

Photographs

Rules and constitution

Constitutions of Islington Folk Club and Pre-School Playgroups Association Drafts
Final copy

Singers' Club meetings fi.e. concerts!: programmes

1964
Feb.-March
1965
March-June, June-Aug.
1966
March-May, June-Aug.
1967
Jan.-April, April-Sep., Sep.-Oct., Nov-Dec.
1968
April-June
1969
Jan.-March, Aug-Nov. 1970
Feb.-June
1971
July-Sep., Oct., Nov.71-Jan72
1972
March-May [draft], June-Aug., Nov.-Dec.
1973
March-April, May-June, Aug., Sep.-Oct., Nov.-Dec.
1974
Jan.-Feb., March-April, May-June, July-Aug., Sep.-Oct., Nov.-Dec. 1975
Jan.-Feb., March, April-May, June-Aug.
1976
Jan.-April, Oct.-Dec.
1977
Jan.-Feb., March-April, Sep.-Dec.
1978
May-Aug.
1980
Sep.-Dec.


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1981
Jan.-April, May-Aug., Sep.-Dec.
1989 [dates of meetings only]
1990 [dates of meetings only]
1991 [dates of meetings only]

dc Singers' Club T-shirt

fc STEWART FAMILY, see also AUDIO TAPES/CASSETTES, BOOKS and BROADCASTS: TV

Correspondence, mostly between Belle Stewart and Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger, 1973-81
Stewart, Belle: miscellaneous songs and poems

fc THEATRE see also PERIODICALS

Articles

Barker, Clive: 'Contemporary Shakespearean parody in British theatre1, from Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Band 105, 1969: [offprint]
Edgar, David: '10 years of political theatre, 1968-78': [photocopy]

Plays

Craig, Bette: I just wanted someone to know, 1978: script
Kent, Enoch: Beyond the twinge: script [incomplete]
Mumming plays (various): scripts
Programmes, reviews, etc.
Stantonbury Drama Group: Burston School Strike: a play. Script & letter to EM
Plays: MacColl. Ewan
Ballad opera, probably c. 1945-53: notes
Eelsfoot: a modern folk musical, by Alan Lomax and Ewan MacColl: script
The flying doctor: definitive copy; original script
Gooof soldier Schweik: definitive copy; original script; correspondence, script, 1979
Hell is what you make it: definitive copy; original script
Johnny Noble: definitive copy; music; scripts
Landscape with chimneys: definitive copy; original script
Last edition: script
The long winter: definitive copy; original script; script
Means test worker, see Workers' Theatre Movement: scripts
Operation Olive Branch: definitive copy; script [3 copies]; photographs (3 originals with photocopies)
The other animals: definitive copy; original manuscript; script; photograph (original and photocopy)
Ours the fruit: play with music written for the London Co-operative Society, performed at Drury Lane:
script; original music score
Pace-egging play - St. George and the dragon: music; script
Paradise Street: a landscape with chimneys: a folk play: background notes, script
Portrait of a Salford street: script
Rogues Gallery: definitive copy; original manuscript; script [incomplete]; hand-written copy; Theatre Workshop script; Ewan's original script
The shipmaster [=Shore saints and sea devils?]: definitive copy; original script; correspondence,'A sketch for Ewan's sea play'; script, background notes
Shore saints and sea devils: programme
So long at the fair, definitive copy; original script; press cuttings from German production, 1961; script in German
The terrorists: plans for a new play
The travellers: definitive copy; original script; scripts [incomplete]
Uranium 235: definitive copy; scripts


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You're only young once: a folk tale with music: definitive copy; script; photograph (original and photocopy)

Letter concerning the plays of Ewan MacColl (ownership and copyright)
Programmes and reviews of plays by Ewan MacColl/Theatre Workshop productions

Theatres

Banner Theatre. Birmingham

Script, programmes, etc.
Transcripts of actuality recorded for Banner Theatre production, 1988; cassette
Cottage Theatre. Cumbemauld
Cottage Theatre Cumbernauld: development proposals report, December, 1973
Pumphouse. Salford
Newspaper article concerning Aspect Theatre Company production "Dirty Old Town" based on the life of Ewan MacColl. Related correspondence between Peggy Seeger & the principal of University College, Salford
Victoria Theatre. Stoke-on-Trent
The jolly potters: a musical about the potteries of the 1840s. Introduction including the words of songs

Miscellaneous newsletters, programmes, etc.

Workers' Theatre Movement

Miscellaneous papers; publicity material [photocopies]
Scripts
Means test worker, by J.P.M. [photocopy from Storm: Stories of the Struggle, vol. 1, no. 2, April 1933
Meerut [typescript]

Theatre Workshop
Folders (as received) containing typescript of background to Theatre Workshop and miscellaneous related items
(dc) Lysistrata: photographs
MacColl, Ewan: 'Grass roots of theatre workshop1, in Theatre Quarterly, vol.111 no.9, Jan.-Mar. 1973
Photographs of productions

dc VIDEO TAPES and related materials [VHS except where specified]

Arena: unedited material from programme, 4.1.90
Betsy [Miller], Ewan, Neill [MacColl], New York, 1960
Blood and roses, vols.2, 3, 4, 5 [Betamax]
Compiler material / Ballad compiler / various singles, etc., 1977-87 [Betamax]
Daddy, what did you do in the strike?: David Boulton film, 1985
Different / From where I stand [Betamax]
Ebony, 22.11.89: includes interview withEwan MacColl/Peggy Seeger on anti-apartheid record, White wind, black tide
Elizabeth Seeger. [Labelled "For Peggy Seeger and the women of the Seeger family"]
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger [American tape - 2 copies]
Ewan MacColl weekend, 2001. Held at the Working Class Movement Library
Ewan MacColl weekend, 2001. As above - afternoon concert
Ewan MacColl's 70th birthday celebration: Granada TV [2 copies]
Ewan MacColl's 70th birthday celebration folk concert, Royal Festival Hall, 21 January 1985. Produced and directed by David E.Naughton. Presented by Bruce Dunnett in association with Karl Dallas
Familiar faces / Black tide: white wind [Betamax]
Festival of Fools, 26.1.93
Freeborn man/Kilroy was here [Betamax]
Freeworld: Kirsty MacColl
The good old way: Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl [Betamax]


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Hot blast, cold snap [Betamax]
Innocence: Kirsty MacColl
The Irishmen: impressions of exile: tunes by Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger [b/w, ? 1960s - 3 copies]
Joy of living. [Master - unknown format]
A kind of exile: Chaucer's tale / Sweet Thames
Kinder Scout
The late show, 23.10.89: Ewan MacColl singing The ale-wife'
The life and songs of Kirsty MacColl BBC Four TV, aired on 24/9/2004
The life and songs of Kirsty MacColl BBC TV 2001 [DVD]
Luke: the Luke Kelly story. RTE/Ferndale Films, 1999
Miner's life. Peggy singing - short extract from TV programme. 1988? 1984?
Needs must when the devil drives: Oxford Film and Video Makers, Oct. 1987
No time like the present: Australian LP [Betamax]
Peggy Seeger safety master. [Unknown format]
Rythms of the world: unedited material from programme on Ewan MacColl [13 tapes]
Scotts family
Sweet Thames flow softly
Who killed Kirsty MacColl? BBC 4 TV, aired on 24/9/2004 (2 Copies)
Who killed Kirsty MacColl? BBC Four TV 2004 [DVD]
Documents
Publicity material for 'Needs must when the devil drives' [music written and performed by Peggy Seeger]


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