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Roots and Radicals: with Jackie Kay and Peggy Seeger


Date: Saturday March 28th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 9pm
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult


We are delighted that Jackie Kay will host Peggy Seeger for an evening of conversation and above all, wonderful song.

Peggy Seeger is one of folk music’s most influential artists and songwriters. Steeped in music and left-wing politics she, as a US student in the 1950s, travelled to Russia and China – against US advice – before arriving in London, where she met the man with whom she would share three children and thirty-three years: Ewan MacColl. Together, they helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival and as Ewan’s muse, she inspired one of the twentieth century’s most popular love songs, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. In her autobiography of the same name, Peggy wrote of a rollercoaster life in a luminous, beautifully realised account, making her life story A Sunday Times and Telegraph Book of the Year.

Hosting Peggy is Jackie Kay. Now three years into her stint as Scots Makar, Jackie Kay’s exuberance and insight have helped her bring poetry to the people. She is a long time admirer of Peggy Seeger so we anticipate lively conversation, fun and some thought provoking dissection of 2020 Britain.



L: Peggy Seeger (© Vicki Sharp). R: Jackie Kay (© Mary McCartney)