Peggy Quotes

Candlelight Service and Concert at Springhill, Nova Scotia 2008

You are one great lady m'dear, with a very big heart - and one helluva entertainer to boot. To just say thank you seems terribly insufficient...but thank you, from my heart to yours. I shall never forget those two days in October, and the light cast by your generosity of spirit.  Jack MacAndrew

Peggy Quotes 2

I am writing to thank you for making your wonderful music, doing your wonderful activism, and for letting the two commingle as you have. I am a young woman and a feminist. Your music has shaped my life and guided me through disappointment, disenfranchisement, and cynicism.
- Loren Grace


CD Reviews - Love Will Linger On

Review of Love Will Linger On
(Appleseed 1039)

This ranks as the most beautiful work created by Peggy Seeger. Few artists can claim as long and varied recording career as Seeger. From her start as a singer of traditional songs, to her partnership with Ewan MacColl singing mostly topical songs, returning to her solo career of political/topical songs, to this gem of songs of the heart.

It consists of a baker's-dozen love songs from various perspectives and sources. This CD is really a joint project between Seeger, her son Calum MacColl (who produced the CD) and Irene Scott. In fact, Scott contributes a particularly stunning vocal on the Ian Davison lyrics set to a traditional melody "My Joy of You".

Seeger's voice has never sounded better and it is a pleasure to hear this gentle departure from her more political material. (Strangely, this recording was released almost simultaneously with a CD of entirely topical songs. Seeger is one prolific artist.) There's not a disappointing song or performance on Love Will Linger On.

From the opening "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", written by Ewan MacColl for Seeger, the songs flow in a beautiful stream of lyric and melody. Following "First Time" comes "Autumn Wedding," a wise and moving song Seeger wrote for her brother's wedding. Then there's the traditional "Down by the Flowing River."

She sings a capella Chris Culbert's "Mysterious Lover" showing the resilience and loveliness of her voice. Seeger contributes six of her own compositions that prove she is very much in love and more than able to communicate the intensity in words and melody.

For comic relief she includes Lou and Peter Berryman's "The Dog of Time." As a hidden track at the end, she reprises the title song in a slightly different arrangement, a more ethereal version. MacColl's accompaniments are so perfect and delightful - they demonstrate not only his talent but also his exceptional empathy for the material and his mother.

If you're not currently in love, this CD will fill the voice and provide hope; if you are currently involved you must share this recording with your partner. If you're about to propose, this says it better than any diamond.

Rich Warren, Sing Out, Summer 2001

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