This is a collection of Peggy Seeger music videos.
By Steve Johnson in England:
Seeger’s songs still pack a political punch
Thursday 11th June 2015
Sadly, they are both no longer with us and Seeger experienced serious illness last year but any fears that this concert would be a somewhat low-key affair in comparison are soon laid to rest.
Seeger provides a good-humoured and crowd-pleasing evening, interspersed with amusing anecdotes about growing old.
Backed by her sons Neil and Calum MacColl and with guest appearances by Paul Brady and Eliza Carthy, she’s easily able to get the audience singing in chorus with a range of instruments including guitar, banjo, concertina and piano.
This music video is called Peggy Seeger, Aragon Mill.
The second set sees Seeger deliver numbers from her new CD Everything Changes, including the title track with reflections on her mother Ruth Crawford Seeger and Swim to the Star, a haunting song about the Titanic disaster.
Then Neil and Calum MacColl lead on two of their father Ewan’s songs Sweet Thames Flow Softly and The Joy of Living, followed by Seeger singing the song MacColl wrote for her The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
At the end all the artists join forces for a rousing rendition of Get Up and Go, a fun song about the trials and tribulations of growing old made famous by legendary US folk group The Weavers, whose members included Pete Seeger and the recently departed Ronnie Gilbert.
It’s a truly joyous occasion, leaving many audience members with the thought that perhaps growing old won’t be such a bad thing after all.
Touring until July 31, peggyseeger.com.