Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song.Celebrating the release of her remarkable new album, First Farewell, Peggy Seeger performs her very first live gig since the pandemic.
Alongside her son Calum MacColl, Peggy makes a welcome return to Cecil Sharp House – the iconic home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Described by The Times as ‘the spiritual home of English traditional music’, this special building has been devoted to folk music and dance from the day it opened 91 years ago. It feels like folk has permeated the actual fabric of the building.
Peggy Seeger wrote recently: ‘Cecil Sharp House has been in my life for 64 years. I arrived for the first time in Britain in 1956, met Ewan MacColl and within a week he was taking me to his favourite haunt in Camden Town. We turned up day after day, week after week, surfing recordings in the Cecil Sharp House archive and poring over anthologies in the library.’
Join Peggy and Calum (an exceptional musician in his own right and the producer of First Farewell), for a glorious evening of up-close performance and celebration of live music. Expect to hear songs from across Peggy’s long career, songs from the new album and plenty of relaxed family banter.