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Ralph McTell


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Ralph McTell is an English singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player who has been an influential figure on the UK folk scene since the 1960s.
Ralph McTell is probably best known for the song Streets of London which has been covered by over a hundred artists around the world. From Clare to Here has proved almost as popular, during a long and continuing recording and performing career.

McTell’s guitar style has been influenced by many of the USA’s country blues ‘Piedmont- style’ guitar players of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake and Blind Willie McTell, from whom he took his name.


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  • JensGB

    Ich habe mir sehr gerne "Streets of London" angehört.

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • piesintheskys44

    i have so many found memories of being a kid and listening to alphabet zoo, ah ollie the otter and yuri yak, let alone Holly the hedgehog

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TradFest2012

    If you are a fan of Ralph McTell come and see him perform at Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday 26th January at the Temple Bar TradFest 2012. Dublin's biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture. For Tickets and more information visit

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hlamon

    "Wind In The Willows" sounds good))

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    My favourite Ralph McTell song is Naomi

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • rebeccadaniels

    How do i play the music on my phone?

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Christacular

    I'm also noticing a lack of the WInd In The Willows theme.

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • alabamaralle

    Das beste Lied überhaupt.

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    He's a fine guitarist (on a very decent song).

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Qebehsenuf

    Very under-rated artist. to bad almost everyone only knows Streets of Londen :( there's so much more...

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Nickbarnes

    great song

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    I'm really not a fan of ragtime, which granted means most of his repertoire isn't for me, but some of his stuff I adore.

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Kunitsune

    Spiral Staircase and Michael in the Garden have always been my favourites. :)

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Brookin

    Yay !!! There's other people who love 'Streets of London' like I do - this song reminds me of my childhood and I cherish it dearly...

    23 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Furan

    very much so. my mam used to sing 'streets of london' to me when i was young and i never really understood it. but when i listen to it now those lyrics are just so powerful and beautiful... i absolutely adore it

    18 Jun 2008 Reply
  • naryaxword

    Here's to you! Ralph May

    12 Jan 2008 Reply
  • azfad

    quite under-rated due to his one massive hit. a fine singer and superb guitarist well worth investigating.

    25 Nov 2007 Reply
  • oncassette

    also, first and last man should have more listens. that song is killer!

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
  • mediacoach

    In Concert, The Ferryman always brings the house down - brilliant song and guitar work.

    7 Aug 2007 Reply
  • oncassette

    why isn't the wind in the willows theme one of the top tracks?

    31 May 2007 Reply
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