10 Feb 2018

Peggy Seeger

From Great Encounters, 6:06 pm on 10 February 2018

Peggy Seeger: First Time Ever
Influential folk musician, activist and songwriter Peggy Seeger, born in New York in 1935, had a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was musicologist Charles Seeger, her mother, modernist composer Ruth Crawford and her brother Pete is the legendary writer of protest songs. After studying at Radcliffe College, Seeger went traveling - arriving in London where she met actor, playwright and songwriter Ewan MacColl, with whom she would spend the next 33 years. She has recently published her memoir First Time Ever and has released an album of the same name.

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