15 — 18

An Audience with Peggy Seeger

Saturday 25th

Tailors’ Hall

Tickets: €9.99 (includes complimentary glass of wine)

An Audience with Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger – Folk Singer, Song Writer, Activist

The Seeger name will be forever associated with peaceful protest, political activism and giving voice for the common man and woman. A half-sister of Pete Seeger, Peggy’s influence upon folk music has spanned six decades. Now in her 80s, Peggy will attend the Festival of Politics to share some of her fascinating career highlights.

In the 1950s, she travelled to communist China whereupon her name and passport were subsequently blacklisted by American authorities – a mark that followed her around Europe. She settled in London and married the actor and singer Ewan McColl, father of Kirsty McColl. The pair collaborated on many of the songs that would make Seeger a folk hero. Peggy will be joined by Tony Clayton Lea, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author.

Join us for a intimate afternoon of chat and song with one of the most iconic women of folk.

Doors @ 12:30pm