True Folk royalty graces Hello GoodBye this Saturday lunchtime with 77 year young Peggy Seeger making a most welcome return to the show after an absence of 8 Years.
Born in 1935, Peggy is Pete Seeger’s half-sister and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s daughter; her first life partner was the English songwriter Ewan MacColl, who wrote The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her and to whom she bore three children. (She has nine grandchildren). She is known for her excellent renditions of Anglo-American folksongs and for her activist songwriting, especially in the field of feminism. Her best-known pieces are Gonna Be an Engineer and The Ballad of Springhill (with the latter rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song!)
Peggy tours extensively in the UK and occasionally in the USA and Australia as a solo concert artist, singing and giving workshops. She has made 22 solo recordings and has participated in over a hundred recordings with other
Tune in between noon and 1.30pm (GMT) on 104.4 FM in central London or on-line via: Resonance FM