Peggy Seeger with Calum MacColl – ‘The First Farewell Tour’ – SOLD OUT

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.

Peggy Seeger with banjo smiling. Photo by Vicki Sharp Photography

Thursday 31st March 2022
7.30pm (doors 7pm, cafe open from 6.30pm)

Tickets £18 + 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 runs a regular folk music night, featuring artists such as Leveret, Three Cane Whale, Karen Tweed, and Sam Sweeney.  Find out more about Folk at the New Room and sign up to our mailing list, click here.

Originally scheduled for Sunday 31st May 2020.  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 We are able to offer refunds until 24 hours before the event.

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John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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