Peggy Seeger: Writing Songs for Social Issues
Peggy Seeger, a member of the famed North American musical Seeger family, is a singer of traditional Anglo-American songs and an activist songmaker. She plays six instruments: piano, guitar, five-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, and English concertina.
Seeger has recorded 21 solo albums and participated directly in more than a hundred others. She lived in England for 35 years with the singer/songmaker Ewan MacColl and has three children and seven grandchildren. She now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and tours regularly worldwide. She records exclusively for Appleseed Recordings, putting out a new CD every 18 months.
Beyond the above rather formal description is a wonderfully vibrant artist/songwriter. Peggy Seeger’s life has been devoted to activist causes and social issues that she has addressed in her songs. She is currently teaching songwriting at Northeastern University and will be sharing some of her immense experience and knowledge with our community at Berklee College of Music.