Friday February 28, 2020

‘It was a natural thing to go to folk music, even though I swore as a child that I wouldn’t’

As the daughter of a well-known musical family and muse to Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger was always going to make her mark in the folk music world

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
12th November, 2017
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Seeger and Ewan MacColl onstage during a gig in London in the early 1960s Pic: Getty

‘People put you up on a pedestal when you’re on stage. They somehow think you lead a charmed life.”

Down a phone line from her home in Oxford, folk singer- songwriter Peggy Seeger allows herself an exasperated chuckle. “But you have the love affairs, the health problems. You do things that are wrong; that are immoral by social standards. Well, why not say: ‘This is me. This is what I did’?”...

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