In Conversation with Peggy Seeger


Vocal Chords in Conversation with Peggy Seeger


Iarla Ó Lionáird meets folk singer Peggy Seeger at her home in Oxford to explore her life’s journey in song and song composition. Peggy talks of her childhood growing up under the influence of her older half brother Peter Seeger and in a home where legendary singers like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie would visit to meet her parents, song collectors and composers Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger


‘Vocal Chords in Conversation with Peggy Seeger’ is now a GOLD Award Winner a the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Awards.




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Peggy met, and later married folk singer and writer Ewan MacColl, and she shares her experience of working with Ewan from the late 1950s until his death in the late 1980s. Since then Peggy has continued to write and perform and she now works with her musician sons Neill and Calum and she is now in a civil partnership with Irene Pyper Scott, a Northern Irish singer she first met in 1964 in Belfast.

The Peggy Seeger programme was first broadcast on March 24th 2017 on RTÉ lyric fm.


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