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Her success lies largely with her ability to work and write within traditional modes. Many of these songs sound as though they have been around over the centuries. - Ira Mayer, New York Times

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PEGGY HAS WON THE Women In Music Award for INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST

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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.  Other warm tributes came from influential radio presenters Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris and Mike Harding, singers Rufus Wainwright and Martin Carthy, human rights campaigner and lawyer Dame Helena Kennedy, miner's leader Arthur women in music awardScargill, as well as grandsons Jamie MacColl (Bombay Bicycle Club) and Fraser MacColl (Jungle) and Peggy's sons Neill and Calum MacColl.
Many thanks to Award sponsors Music Week, Association of Independent Music (AIM) and BPI.
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"Her singing is as highly charged as ever and her writing as pointed and witty."
English Dance & Song Winter 2014

"The beautiful thing about this album is the way it feels both contemporary and classic simultaneously. "
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"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 best." Music-News.com 4 stars

 

2015 Tour

ANNOUNCING PEGGY SEEGER'S UK TOUR
June 2015

June 3 Shoreham
June 4 Harpenden
June 5 Bromsgrove
June 6 London
June 10 Milton Keynes
June 11 Bury St Edmunds
June 12 Kendal
June 13 Liverpool
June 18 Manchester
June 19 Sheffield
June 20 York
June 21 Gateshead
June 26 Stirling
June 27 Glasgow
June 28 Aberdeen

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Pete Seeger

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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's song for Pete's 94th Birthday

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Peggy Seeger - Folk Singer, Songmaker, Activist

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Born in 1935, Peggy's family connections are well-known in folk and classical music circles. She is Pete Seeger's half-sister, Ruth Crawford Seeger's daughter; partner to Ewan MacColl, who wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her and to whom she bore three children. Her best-known compositions are Gonna Be an Engineer and The Ballad of Springhill (the latter rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song).

The MacColl-Seeger work was prodigious in its scope. From 1959 onward, they encouraged and set standards for the burgeoning UK folk revival; they trolled the USA & UK field recordings and anthologies for little-known traditional songs; they trained other singers and involved them in political-musical documentary theatre; they instigated the revolutionary Radio Ballad form. Their work was halted by Ewan's death in 1989.

Peggy has made 22 solo recordings and taken part in more than 100 more with other performers. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, she is considered to be one of North America's finest female folksingers.

 

".... 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

 

 

 

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