Star date: 18th January 2015
SALFORD ICON FORGOTTEN IN HOME CITY
Next Sunday, 25th January, marks one hundred years since the birth of Ewan MacColl, socialist activist, actor, playwright, poet and the writer of stunning songs like Dirty Old Town and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
In Glasgow there's to be a special tribute concert featuring, amongst loads of artists, Jarvis Cocker and Ewan's four grandsons. Radio 4 is broadcasting a special documentary The Real MacColl with John Cooper Clarke, and there's also the release of a Ewan McColl cover album. But in Salford, his home town, there is nothing planned at all.
Full details here...