interlude: ode to Salford

Although often associated with Ireland and in particular Dublin, 'Dirty Old Town' was actually composed by Salford born Ewan MacColl and first used in his 1949 documentary play on northern industrial England, 'Landscape with Chimneys'. Over the years the song has been covered by a whole raft of musicians but for me this version recorded by Townes Van Zandt in 1996 is the best I've heard