Folk icon Peggy Seeger comes to Liverpool and Getintothis’ Will Neville has all the details.
Peggy Seeger is part of a legendary family of folk musicians, most famous of whom was her half-brother Pete, who died in 2014.
However, both her parents were heavily involved in the folk world, while her brother Mike co-founded the New Lost City Ramblers in the late 1950’s.
As well as her blood relations, Peggy was married to another folk legend in Ewan MacColl, Kirsty’s dad, until his death in 1989.
Now aged 82, she is publishing an autobiography entitled First Time Ever: A Memoir in October, with a tie-in CD, which she is promoting with a rare series of concerts and appearances at literary festivals.
The shows promise to feature other members of her family as they perform her and her former husband’s songs from a six decade-plus life in music, as well as readings from her book.
Tickets are on sale now for all of the following:
Oct 3: The Stables, Milton Keynes
Oct 26: Epic Studios TV Theatre, Norwich
Oct 28: Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight
Oct 29: Duke of York Cinema, Brighton
Oct 30: The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Oct 31: Farnham Maltings (Cellar), Farnham
Nov 16: Cecil Sharp House, London
Nov 17: The Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve
Nov 18: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Nov 19: Menter, Cilgerran
Nov 27: The Crescent, York
Nov 28: The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Nov 29: The Square Chapel, Halifax
Nov 30: The Platform, Morecambe
Dec 1: The Old Courts, Wigan