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Undervalued as a songwriter - especially in the shadow of MacColl, Heading for Home is but one of scores of valuable songs that Seeger has written, many grafted onto or from the living tradition. Her themes are love and betrayal, human solitude and need for affection, as well as the broad sweeps of socialist, feminist values and ideas. I looked across the amber light of the stone, timber and whitewash Market House, heard the incessant, sleety rain on the roof and witnessed an audience enthralled, left to sing on their own and all heading for home with thoughts and emotions drawn from deep, deep wells. Great gig, Peggy! - Francis Devine, Irish Times

Peggy Quotes 2

I came away from the auditorium holding back tears from the emotional impact of Peggy’s performance, and with a comforting, warm glow inside, a feeling of serious privilege at being in her company once again. I treasure every moment. Love will linger on…
-David Kidman

 
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I'm teaching a semester of songwriting again at Northeastern University. We sit there sizing each other up on September 11, me and 12 unsuspecting chicks. I tell them: 'no guitars, you sing unaccompanied' and 'you don't write your own tunes. only the words.' Miracle of miracles, they stayed, for a total of 24 classes. Well, I had a wonderful time, as usual. I always learn so much when I teach and the system that I had for songwriting with them produced some stunning songs. Only three of them were music students ... the others were taking Music Industry, Photography and various commercial courses. One of them could barely sing but by the end of the course he SANG and the rest of the class loved it and supported him.

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