Peggy Quotes

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

One minute I was crying with laughter as Peggy read 1950s advice for wives.Then, like a curving ball from nowhere, a wave of emotion hit me and I was fighting to hide sobs, blinded by mascara, when Peggy sang The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
- Sue Brough

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End of JUNE, and on my way to Albany for my beloved Old Songs Festival, I stop in Shutesbury, MA, to record a new text to an old tune. You'll find it on the website, entitled He's in the White House Now. Peter Siegel gives it energy and rhythm, harmony and yodel; and the recording engineer, Brian Bender, gives it OOMPH with the tuba. Didn't catch any of it on the camera. Old Songs is like an old friend, not hard to strut your stuff and so good to see so many of the people whom you have accompanied on the road of life: Lou and Peter Berryman, Louie Killen, Bill Vanaver, Jez Lowe, Charlie Baum, Barbara and Graham Dean, Ethel Raim, Catherine Foster and many others. Agent Josh Dunson and his wife Jean Pogge fly in from Chicago and, like groupies, attended all of my sessions. I'm flattered. It's a small festival - the organiser, Andy Spence, bless her cotton socks, has deliberately kept it that way. You can walk around it easily. The honey beer is to die for. Break my diet for it. JULY Irene arrives on Sunday and today is Wednesday. Better get busy and clean up the flat, See you next year.

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