Peggy Seeger
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Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger is a totally unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk revival of both the UK and the USA. Now in her mid-80s, her light burns as brightly as ever, with legendary live performances that might include an unaccompanied traditional ballad, followed by an anecdote from her remarkable life, before launching into a topical song about climate change, drugs, war, politics, gender equality or love. A multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina and Appalachian dulcimer), she is lauded for her feminist and political songs. She has made 23 solo recordings and participated in over a hundred more with other artists. As Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, she was the inspiration for MacColl’s classic ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ (the title of her much-praised recent memoir) yet this is a woman who has consistently followed her own path with passion and vigor. “A trailblazer, both in her musical life and in her fiercely independent spirit” Evening Standard "Peggy is a commanding presence. Long may she continue.” The Times “Peggy Seeger may be folk royalty but there’s still plenty of the mischievous reprobate – not to mention the untamed rebel – about her.” The Guardian

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