AN EVENING WITH PEGGY SEEGER – SUNDAY 16th JULY at 6.30pm
“This sparky woman has done so much, lived so much, crammed so much in. Most of all, she has informed our appreciation of British and North American folk music, like very, very few people have. Then factor in her multiple roles in illuminating the folk, political song and feminist scenes and how her songs have enriched the folk idiom, and you have somebody worth getting amazed about.” – Ken Hunt / Folk Roots Magazine
Peggy Seeger (born June 17, 1935, New York City) is one of the most important figures in the history of folk music. An American folk singer who also achieved renown in Britain, where she lived for more than 30 years, as the wife of songwriter and activist Ewan MacColl.
Seeger’s father was Charles Seeger (1886–1979), an important folklorist and musicologist; her mother was Seeger’s second wife, Ruth Porter Crawford. Ruth Crawford Seeger, who died in 1953, was a modernist composer and was one of the first women to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship.
One of her brothers is Mike Seeger, and the well-known songwriter Pete Seeger is her half-brother.
Among Peggy Seeger’s first recordings in 1955 was “American Folk Songs for Children”, considered one of her most enduring, and probably the best-selling, collection of children’s songs ever recorded.
Together with MacColl, Seeger joined The Critics Group, performing satirical songs in a mixture of theatre, comedy and song. Seeger and MacColl recorded as a duo and as solo artists; MacColl wrote “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in Peggy’s honour.
Her critically acclaimed classic biography, First Time Ever – A Memoir was published in 2018.
No use of mobile phones permitted during this event.
Ticket price includes £1 booking fee per ticket. (Please note that no refunds or credits are available for this event).
TWO TICKETS ONLY PER PURCHASE
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