PEGGY HAS WON THE FOLK ALLIANCE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Margaret "Peggy" Seeger is one of the leading figures of the British
Folk Revival. Born in 1935 into one of North America's foremost folk
music families, Seeger lived and worked in Britain for 35 years with
singer Ewan MacColl. A
multi-instrumentalist, Seeger is acknowledged as one of the finest
interpreters of Anglo-American folksongs, and has also written music for
films, television and radio.
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PEGGY HAS WON THE Women In Music Award for INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST
Peggy Seeger recently received the award for "Inspirational Artist". She was presented with her award by the legendary Billy Bragg who praised Peggy's long history as a musician, feminist and left wing campaigner.
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Waaaay out dance music.
Not Peggy's usual.
"Her singing is as highly charged as ever and her writing as pointed and witty."
English Dance & Song Winter 2014
"...a quietly compelling album of songs that took a lifetime to be able to write and sing. A most eloquent and rich album."
"This album is a revelation. Throughout her lengthy career, Peggy Seeger has proved that she is a thoughtful songwriter with an easygoing voice that offsets her often angry lyrics, but here she explores new, pained and personal territory, and does so with delicacy and soul. Listening to her relaxed, often acrobatic vocals, it's hard to believe she's 79."
Robin Denselow, The Guardian (UK)
"In every way, shape and form,
this is a remarkable album. It's an album which makes some stern demands
on you. But that's nothing to the demands it makes on Seeger herself.
The fact that she meets them all with such relish, confidence and
conviction make it very special."
Colin Irwin, fRoots
"Peggy Seeger is a
monumental figure in folk and modern music but this proves that she is
still vibrant and relevant. This is definitely Peggy Seeger at her
Music-News.com 4 stars
"This stirring album brims with a radical energy that can only illuminate."
"A revelation folk legend Peggy Seeger returns to form, her limber
vocals and experimental approach enhancing some of the finest new songs I
have heard this year."
The Guardian 5 stars
"A remarkably fresh and dynamic affair. Hushed, listening, spacious, wise and witty."
Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday 4 stars
"(An) admirable album...a genuine emotional catch."
Financial Times 4 stars
"(A) wonderfully evocative, beautifully performed album that reflects on her life less ordinary with wit, passion and serenity."
The Sun 4 stars
Pete Seeger 1919-2014
My beloved brother Pete died on January 27, 2014. He leaves a prodigious body of work for us to enjoy, a legacy the enormity of which will continue to grow. As for me, I have lost the last person who has known me from birth and who has always been there for me. I cannot express how heavy losing Pete lies with me. My thanks to all for your kind and thoughtful condolences. Peggy
Peggy Seeger - Folk Singer, Songmaker, Activist
".... It was great to see you live, for
the wonderful range of music, but also for the pleasure of seeing a
woman who is so clearly at ease in her own skin. You were funny, smart,
feisty, warm and wise, and managed to be very assertive without getting
anyone offside, and very intelligent without making anyone feel stupid."
- Siobhan McHugh, Sidney, Australia