May 7, 2021
On today's episode I talk to musician Peggy Seeger. Sister of Pete Seeger (the great-grandfather of USA folk revival) and partner of the late Ewan MacColl (theorist and practitioner of UK folk revival), she has carved a special niche for herself in both these countries. Trained in both classical and folk music, her experience spans 55 years of performing, travel and songwriting. A multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina and Appalachian dulcimer), she is probably best known for her feminist songs and for The Ballad of Springhill, which is rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song.
Born in 1935, she regards herself as "seasoned and in my prime".
She has made 23 solo recordings and has participated in over a
hundred recordings with other artists. Her 24th album FIrst
Farewell was just released on Red Grape Music, and she is playing a
number of dates in the UK in May and October, please check her
website for when those are happening.
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