Peggy Seeger is a singer of traditional AngloAmerican songs and an activist songwriter. The sister of legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, Peggy has some 200 songs under her belt, including Gonna Be an Engineer, a major anthem of the women’s movement. Her life has always played out at the intersection of music and politics; a chance meeting in England 1956 with Ewan MacColl, then married with a family of his own, led to a partnership of love and activism which would last the next 33 years.
In this exclusive event to celebrate the launch of her memoir First Time Ever, Peggy will talk about her role in the British Folk revival, discussing the songs which have meant the most to her
and why, as well as the songs she hopes will live on in the next generation.
Dorian Lynskey, music critic for GQ, the Guardian and author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute:A History of Protest Songs, will be asking the questions and cueing the songs.
Shuttle bus to/from Lewes train station and Charleston available for main events and workshops
Concessionary rate applies to students, seniors (over 65) and unemployed adults