2021 album First Farewell named Mojo Magazine’s #1 Folk Album of the Year
Peggy Seeger is a totally unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk revival of both the UK and the USA. Now in her mid-80s, her light burns as brightly as ever, still touring her legendary live performances that might include an unaccompanied traditional ballad, followed by an anecdote from her remarkable life, before launching 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 lauded for her feminist and political songs. She has made 25 solo recordings and participated in over a hundred more. Her 2021 album First Farewell is a collection of 11 new songs written and recorded with family members.
As Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, she was the inspiration for MacColl’s classic The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (the title of her much-praised recent memoir) yet this is a woman who has consistently followed her own path with passion and vigour.
“A trailblazer, both in her musical life and in her fiercely independent spirit” Evening Standard
“Seeger (has) an uncanny ability to dissolve the gap between artist and audience" The Irish Times
"From the moment she steps on stage, Peggy holds every person in that packed auditorium spellbound" Tradition Magazine
“Glorious - Peggy is a commanding presence” The Times
“Peggy Seeger held the audience spellbound - the audience responded with joy, appreciation and admiration” Daily Express
“Peggy Seeger may be folk royalty … but there’s still plenty of the mischievous reprobate – not to mention the untamed rebel – about her” The Guardian