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

12th November, 2017
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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