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Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Bash

I'm just writing to let you know how touched & grateful I was by your poem/dedication to Pete on Sunday. It was definitely the high point of the whole concert for me! Not only was the writing superb, but your warmth & heartfelt, yet skillful delivery were worthy of a fine actress! You managed to evoke in the audience's "mind's eyes" a vivid experience of those days in Beacon, and at once humanized yet lent impetus for our further appreciation of the "Beacon Seegers".  - Bill Vanaver

Peggy Quotes 2

First off, Seeger's a daunting multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, autoharp, banjo, piano, concertina, and of course singing. However, she doesn't just play, she demonstrates a fluency surprising even for an overachiever on the banjo, and her vocals can be either bird-on-a-wire delicate or gusty, ringing with authority and surprising projection.
- Mark S. Tucker

 

Three Score and Ten Notes

Three Score and Ten

(2-CD set) (Appleseed APR CD 1100)

Click here for the 70th Birthday Concert Reviews

3score10.jpgSelected as the top CD for Women's Month out of 32 by Kevin Elliot of WEFT folk, country, bluegrass, etc.
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Appleseed Writes:

On May 29, 2005, Peggy's family, friends and fans flocked to London's Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate her 70th birthday - a few weeks early. The live 2-CD "Three Score and Ten" captures this historic evening of performances by Peggy and other members of some of the U.S. and U.K.'s foremost folk families - her brothers Mike and Pete Seeger (including the first ever recording of the three Seegers together!); British traditional music giants Martin Carthy, wife Norma Waterson, and daughter Eliza Carthy; Peggy's three children (Neill, Calum and Kitty) and longtime partner Irene Pyper-Scott; and contemporary folksinger/activist Billy Bragg, an ideological descendant of the Seeger/MacColl tradition. Graham Henderson and James McNally provide instrumental support. Features new and old songs, including "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Gonna Be an Engineer," and solo performances by Pete and Mike.

Peggy Writes:

I had a ball! Loved every moment! Thank you to everyone! Let's do it again!

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