Making a very welcome return to Bristol on her ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – folksinger, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, readings from Peggy’s award-winning memoir ‘The First Time Ever’, plenty of audience participation and lots of relaxed family banter.
Sunday 31st May 2020, 7.30pm (doors 7pm, cafe open from 6.30pm)
Tickets £18 (Concessions £15) + booking fee – available online here or at the New Room shop.
Unreserved seating. Please be aware that due to the pillars in the venue, a few seats will have a restricted view.
“Peggy may be folk royalty, but there’s nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance” The Guardian
“Glorious – Peggy is a commanding presence” The Times
“An effortlessly intimate affair” The Scotsman
“A memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace.” Irish World
The New Room also runs a regular folk music night, which in 2020 includes artists such as Leveret, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and the Hut People. Find out more about Folk at the New Room and sign up to our mailing list, click here.