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BSL interpreted MediaCity Piazza Music Piazza Stage Sunday

Peggy Seeger and Dirty Old Town

Location: Piazza Stage

Time: 11:30 on Sunday*

Listen as musical history comes to life with folk legend Peggy Seeger, who’ll debut the long-lost verse of Ewan MacColl’s ‘Dirty Old Town’ almost 75 years after it was written about Salford.

In an exclusive acoustic performance at We Invented the Weekend on June 16th, this special event is part of a new documentary, featuring a stunning orchestral rendition of the song with the BBC Philharmonic. The performance will be preceded by a Q&A with  Peggy and Mike Sweeney.

Almost 75 years after it was written about Salford, Ewan MacColl’s ‘Dirty Old Town’ is now the subject of a new BBC Radio 4 documentary, with an abandoned verse being sung for the first time since 1951.

MacColl’s folk-legend widow Peggy Seeger, is bringing the abandoned verse to life in a one-time-only performance at this year’s We Invented the Weekend festival, reclaiming the song back for the city it was originally written about.

 

  • *BSL Available