Peggy Seeger in Conversation – First Time in Wellington
Saturday 3 March 2018 • 1.00 PM – 2.15 PM at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre –Gillies Group Theatre Upper Hutt
See Peggy in conversation and sharing music tracks and film archive .
Tickets $15.00 Book at www.expressions.org.nz ticketing online live Tuesday 27 February, but telephone bookings open now on 04 527 2168
“First Time Ever is Peggy Seeger’s clear-eyed, luminous and truthful memoir”
Peggy Seeger, known for her singing, song writing and values in the world. You may be familiar with her brother, Pete Seeger, who wrote the song “ Where Have all the Flowers Gone “ and many more. Peggy inspired Ewan MacColl to write one of the 20th Century’s best love songs - “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“ - recorded by Aretha Franklin.
She now relaxes in the South Island during summer and has agreed to do a “ Writers and Readers “ lunchtime session in the Wellington region on Saturday 3 March at 1pm at Expressions in Upper Hutt. This will be her first and only such session in New Zealand before she returns to the UK for similar events celebrating her memoir riding high in the UK ratings. I do hope you can attend and help spread the word. Let’s fill the theatre.
Born in New York City, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, a writer of protest songs. It was in England, however, that she met the man with whom she would share the next thirty-three years, Ewan MacColl. As Ewan's muse, Peggy inspired one of the twentieth century's greatest love songs The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Together, Peggy and Ewan helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival. First Time Ever is Peggy’s clear-eyed, luminous and truthful memoir.