Collection: Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

Thursday, May 27th

Show Time: 7:30pm BST / 2:30pm EDT

Peggy Seeger live at Cecil Sharp House - the home of English folk - in Camden Town, London.

“Lively, blunt and irreverent songs from folk’s first lady” 4 stars, The Guardian

“Magical. Absolutely magical.” 9/10 Uncut Magazine

“Gloriously defiant … a remarkable album” 5/5 Songlines Magazine

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.

 

Ticket Options: 

$15 | Early Bird General Admission Ticket

  • Includes 1 entry into livestream concert on 5/27
  • Early Bird pricing only available until Saturday 5/22 at midnight EDT

$20 | General Admission

  • Includes 1 entry into livestream concert on 5/27
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