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(POSTPONED) Peggy Seeger with Calum MacColl – ‘The First Farewell Tour’

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this gig has now been postponed until 2021 – date tbc.

If you have purchased tickets and are unable to make the rescheduled gig, please contact us to arrange a refund by emailing your name and order ticket number to

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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.

Peggy Seeger with banjo smiling. Photo by Vicki Sharp Photography

  • 31st May 2020 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm

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