Philharmonic Hall Music Room
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Preview by Joe Coventry
Peggy Seeger is back in Liverpool after her last sell-out concert at the Capstone Theatre in 2015. Now into her ninth decade she still has the capacity to command the stage with relaxed aplomb and her undiminished crystal clear voice is part of the charm.
On this visit to the Philharmonic Hall, in harness with family members, the prospect of an evening of a lifetime’s commitment to political, class, folk, womens and childhood issues and reminiscences is sure to be a draw for an artist more than well respected by her peers and followers.
The Music Room will resonate to songs from her own back catalogue and of ex- husband Ewan McColl’s, but especially for this tour there will be readings from a new book of her life and another CD to add to a burgeoning playlist.
It should be quite a night, a re-union for her many followers, and a space to reflect on how struggle and adversity can be challenged through the power of words and music when combating the evils of an increasingly unstable world.
You have to marvel at her resilience and dedication to her art so go and see for yourself a true icon of the genre.