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Peggy Seeger in Conversation with Robin Denselow on Wednesday 17th October 2018
Following the paperback publication of her award-winning memoir (published 6 September 2018), this intimate evening in the Barbican Music Library sees legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger chat with Guardian world critic Robin Denselow about her life and music.
Peggy Seeger, a member of the North American musical Seeger family, is a singer of traditional Anglo-American songs and activist songmaker. She plays six instruments: piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp and English concertina. She has recorded 23 solo albums and participated directly in more than a hundred others. She lived in England for 35 years with the singer/songmaker Ewan MacColl and has three children and nine grandchildren. She moved back to the USA in 1994 but returned to England (Oxford) in 2010.
Robin Denselow, the Guardian's world critic, is a journalist and broadcaster who specialises in both music and politics. He has travelled widely, especially in Africa, reporting for BBC Newsnight and radio programmes, and is the author of When The Music's Over, a history of political pop.
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