Women's Show - PEGGY SEEGER - Legendary folk singer/feminist

05/08/04

Peggy Seeger - Forty-five years of concerts, more than 20 solo and over 100 joint recordings and numerous original songs - among them, "I'm Gonna Be an Engineer" - have made her a legend in her time. Ruth Crawford Seeger's daughter, Pete and Mike's sister, the late Ewan MacColl's partner, mother of 3, she refers to herself as "very much my own woman."

Her 35-year residency in England gave her a unique European perspective. Her concerts, in which she makes full use of voice, 5-string banjo, guitar, English concertina, autoharp, piano and a wicked sense of humor, include an astounding range of traditional Anglo-American and original songs. Her ballad-singing and the feminist content of her repertoire are entertaining, informative and forward looking. She is perhaps best known for her observant and caustic original songs about women. Peggy Seeger will appear in concert Wednesday, May 12 at 8 pm at the UU Dome in Tampa. FMI, 813-988-8188 or www.uutampa.org.

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