An Evening of Song and Conversation with Peggy Seeger

Following the paperback publication of her award-winning memoir, legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger is coming to Kelso’s Tait Hall on Friday 9 November.


Billed as ‘An Evening of Song and Conversation’ the event is part of her 2018 tour and will feature memorable musical performances by Peggy’s two sons Calum and Neil. Now in her 80s, Peggy remains the undisputed queen of folk and political song, her performances, charisma and wit remain undiminished.


Becki Hodgson, our Rural Touring Development Officer, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to catch this inspirational and iconic folk musician as she visits the Scottish Borders.”


Join Peggy and her sons for a memorable evening featuring some of her, and husband Ewan MacColl’s most treasured songs, readings from her highly acclaimed memoir ‘The First Time Ever’ and plenty of relaxed family banter! The Memoir received amazing reviews and was in The Guardians top five music books of 2017.


Peggy’s new show that will welcome and encourage audience participation. She will perform some of the songs that have meant the most to her over the years and talk about the memoir that is her reflection on an extraordinary life. Expect anecdotes, delivered with her trademark wry humour during a very special show, presenting a fascinating and highly entertaining insight into the remarkable life of one of our best loved ‘Queens of Folk’, described by the Scotsman as “an effortlessly intimate affair.”


Peggy Seeger and Family: ‘An Evening of Song and Conversation’ – Friday, November 9 (19:30) at The Tait Hall, Kelso.


Tickets: £15-£20, book HERE

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