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“From the moment she stepped on stage, Peggy held every person in that packed auditorium spellbound” – Tradition Magazine
Peggy Seeger is totally unique. 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.
She’ll sing an unaccompanied traditional ballad, follow it with a tall tale about a circus high-diver, then launch into a topical song about drugs, war, hormones, politicians, unions, women, love or ecology. A multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina and Appalachian dulcimer), she is probably best known for her feminist songs (such as Gonna Be an Engineer) and for The Ballad of Springhill, which is rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song.
She has been recognised and awarded throughout her career including a Grammy nomination, she was the first winner of Women in Music Inspirational Artist award from “Music Week” and she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance.
Please Note: when booking that this is a seated event.
If you require accessible tickets they can be purchased over the phone on01736798577 or in person at our box office in St Ives Library.
If you are in need of assistance please share as much information as possible about your requirements at the time of booking so we can ensure that your needs are catered for when you arrive at the Guildhall.
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