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In a world where stars can fade by age 25, it is great to review an album by a lady approaching her 70th birthday who has entertained and enlightened us for half a century. I believe that the second part of that accolade is the more important in assessing this diva of folk. Her songs always entertain but by making us think she achieves her greatest hold. - Nicky Rossiter, Rambles Magazine

Peggy Quotes 2

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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