Folk singer, songwriter, activist and muse, Peggy Seeger, is to be honoured by the UK music industry, receiving the inaugural Women In Music Award for ‘Creative Inspiration’ at a ceremony in London on 14th November (supported by Music Week and AIM, Association of Independent Music, in aid of the Nordoff Robins charity). This special award will be presented to Peggy by fellow musician and campaigner Billy Bragg.
Earlier this year, at the age of 79, Peggy Seeger released ‘Everything Changes’, her 22nd album, which many consider her finest yet and remarkably, the first album on which she has worked with co-writers and a band. In her 80th year, Peggy will embark on two major tours, starting in the US and followed by 15 dates in the UK. She’ll be accompanied on stage by her sons Calum and Neill MacColl.
As a songwriter and performer, Peggy has positively relished breaking taboos and going near the knuckle. Songs about life, death, sex, drug addiction and tragedy sit surprisingly comfortably alongside humour and irony. Despite the fact (or perhaps because) she is an older woman in world that doesn’t like its heroines to get old, she continues to innovate and experiment and it is these qualities in particular that make her an especially fitting recipient of this new award.
UK TOUR DATES JUNE 2015
03rd Shoreham, Rope Tackle Arts Centre
04th Harpenden, Public Halls
05th Bromsgrove, The Artrix
06th London, Queen Elizabeth Hall
10th Milton Keynes, The Stables
11th Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
12th Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
13th Liverpool, The Capstone
18th Manchester, Band On The Wall
19th Sheffield, Greystones
20th York, National Centre for Early Music
21st Gateshead, The Sage 2
26th Stirling, Tolbooth
27th Glasgow, Oran Mor
28th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree