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Peggy's instrumental virtuosity is legendary: guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina, piano, as well as possessing a most extraordinary singing voice which surely gets better every year of her life. Yet some of the most magical moments of the evening were to be had when Peggy simply sat at the piano and tinkered, sharing gentle musical anecdotes with us or poems dedicated to the loves of her life. - Dave VanDoorn, Tradition Magazine

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Songs of Love and Politics is a wonderful introduction to Peggy Seeger for those of you who are not familiar with her work and a delight to those love her work.
- Don Jacobsen, KVMR Radio

 
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Way back in 1958 I wrote a song called The Ballad of Springhill. I sent it on an airletter to the main person in the drama, Caleb Rushton, You can find that airletter now in the Miners Museum in Springhill, Nova Scotia and the song is known all over Canada and, indeed, way beyond. Some people think it's a folksong, the greatest compliment a songwriter could have, in my opinion. In my songbook, The Peggy Seeger Songbook, Forty Years of Songmaking, I give the full story of meeting Caleb Rushton and his wife Pat back in the late 1990s. But the drift here is that October 2008 was the fiftieth anniversary of what Springhillers call 'The Bump' and they invited me up to sing at their commemoration. Of course I'll go! I fly into Halifax on October 22 and begin a four-day stay never to be forgotten. I was billeted with Margie Kempt, whose husband had been brought alive out of the mine, and was squired around by her son Bill. Margie is about 10 years older than I and we got on like a house on fire.

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