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Black Box Presents: Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl

Published on: February 18, 2022

When:
June 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
2022-06-16T19:00:00+01:00
2022-06-16T19:15:00+01:00
Cost:
£23.50 Con. £21

The Black Box is delighted to present; Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl: First Farewell Tour 2022

Charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song.

On this ‘Farewell to Ireland’ tour, join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance.

Expect to hear a mixture of new and traditional songs from Peggy’s huge repertoire, plus some of her and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, interspersed with readings from Peggy’s award-winning memoir ‘The First Time Ever’.  There will of course be plenty of audience participation and lots of relaxed family banter.

Peggy Seeger is a totally unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk revival of both the UK and the USA.  Now in her 80s, her light burns as brightly as ever, with legendary live performances that might include an unaccompanied traditional ballad, followed by an anecdote from her remarkable life, before launching into a topical song about drugs, war, hormones, politicians, unions, women, love or ecology.

A multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina and Appalachian dulcimer), she is lauded for her feminist and political songs. She has made 23 solo recordings and participated in over a hundred more with other artists. As Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, she was the inspiration for MacColl’s classic ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ (the title of her much-praised recent memoir) yet this is a woman who has consistently followed her own path with passion and vigour.

“A trailblazer, both in her musical life and in her fiercely independent spirit” Evening Standard

“Seeger (has) an uncanny ability to dissolve the gap between artist and audience.”  The Irish Times
“From the moment she steps on stage, Peggy holds every person in that packed auditorium spellbound”.Tradition Magazine

 

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