Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peggy Seeger News 2

 Hi.  We're all likely wrapped up in the exhausting, still not quite finished election,
        I thought this notice from a great artist of the Seeger family would provide an
        enjoyable respite. Peggy is one of the best banjo players I've ever heard, a
        wonderful song writer and performer. Tomorrow, I'll send you a fine, sometimes
        surprising analysis of underpinings of the election, and what's next.  I hope you
        enjoy both this and that.  -Ed

From: Peggy Seeger [] On Behalf Of Peggy Seeger
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:18 AM
Subject: Peggy Seeger News 2

Newsletter 2 - with details of Peggy's latest single release!
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Peggy Seeger in concert picture

News: Broadcaster & Peggy Seeger single release - Nov 2012

The new version of 'Bad Bad Girl' will be released as a single in November - available to buy here:   Take a listen to the Bluze Dubstep Remix of it here:  Early reviews are great! and
Don't forget to watch out for news as it happens on Facebook and Twitter @PeggySeeger
Anti-Capitalist Roadshow picture

Anti-Capitalist Roadshow

    ... is a collective of singers and songwriters Frankie ArmstrongRoy BaileyRobb JohnsonReem KelaniSandra KerrGrace Petrie, Leon Rosselson, Janet RussellPeggy SeegerJim Woodland plus one (there is only one) socialist magician, Ian Saville.  
We have brought our songs and magic to enthusiastic audiences in Leicester, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, London, Portsmouth, Shoreham and St Albans. In November & December we will be celebrating subversion in Halifax, Wellingborough, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and William Morris's home town of Walthamstow, raising spirits and giving hope and heart and a smile or two to those angry at the ideologically driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite, and in particular on the poor, the vulnerable and  the disabled.  
We are part of the resistance to a capitalism that functions only on behalf of the wealthy, that aims to shrink the public sphere and privatise public services, including the NHS, and that is destructive to the planet.  We are part of another way of looking at the world. 
A double CD of 30 songs will be available from 1st November. 
You can read more here:
Peggy Seeger picture - yoga on the beach!

4 Million Plays!

Peggy has received a BMI award for the 4 millionth radio play of FIRST TIME EVER!


A Word from Peggy

I'm delighted by the response to FOLKSPLOITATION.  Many, many thanks to all of you who have bought it, listened to it and sent us some wonderful comments.

NEW CD:  My new CD (as yet untitled!) will be out in the new year. We'll send you news about where you can get it as soon as we have it!

It's been a very busy time for me with touring and concerts, radio interviews and promos - and an appearance at Hal Wilner's 'Freedom Rides' concert at the Barbican in London.  I was blown away by the other artists on the Freedom Rides and had a chance to play with my son Neill MacColl and with Kate St. John.  I haven't been playing much over the summer because my partner Irene (aka Pyper) has been here for three months and we decided to investigate these islands for 6 weeks and Turkey for one week.  The Aydos Club at Dalyan ... wonderful.  We discovered where the sun goes during the English summer!  But now I am 'on the road' again, playing up in the North of England and just about to go up to Scotland - you can see where I am here: and I really look forward to seeing you there.
Keep well and warm!  Peggy x
Peggy Seeger Folsploitation album cover

Here's what they said about 'First Time Ever' and 'Folksploitation' (Broadcaster & PeggySeeger, RedGrape Records)
On the Grapevine...

(See what we did there?!) 
"Excellent! I love this!" Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

"It's got under my skin and I think it's utterly beautiful" Dave Gorman, Absolute Radio

"thrilling contemporary takes on old folk themes" Daily Mirror

"There's a burgeoning Scottish tradition of roots remixing ... but it's rarely done as smoothly as Folksploitation" 4 stars, i Newspaper (The Independent)

"hurtles at you in a blazing barrage of offbeats, loops and samples" Daily Telegraph

"Every track on Folksploitation is awesome and for once I don't hesitate to use that word. Folksploitation is a masterpiece." Indie Showcase

"This is sublime..... Seeger seems to be singing to us from the end of time itself - (the video) gives me goosebumps every time I watch it." Spiral Earth

"First Time Ever is the crown jewel and emerges not only in tact but with a new lease of life." Press Association

"Folksploitation is a masterpiece. Not many people get the chance to own one, so buy" Indie Showcase
"I can't recommend this highly enough. Think of a finely blended whiskey, Seeger's vocals and Broacaster's beat mixed deliver beautifully. The whole is indeed greater than the sum of the parts, and the parts are so very good!" (Cristopher Sharp, Amazon)
Picture of Peggy Seeger from Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine


Some wonderful articles that have appeared about Peggy recently. The picture here comes from an article by Sylvia Vetta from the Oxford Times Limited Edition magazine.
Click here to read it all:

Also, the following from Penny Black magazine by Nick Dent-Robinson and Colin Irwin from the Daily Telgraph are well worth a read...a great excuse to curl up with your computer and a cup of something warm!

AIM Award

The votes are in – more than 12,000 members of the public registered – the judges have convened and AIM have announced the full list of nominees for the 2012 Association of Independent Music Awards! Alongside a wealth of established mainstream talent, the AIM Independent Music Awards feature nominations for some of the music scene’s brightest new talents, rising stars and underground heroes, alongside the abundance of outstanding artistic, label and entrepreneurial talent within the independent music sector.  Peggy is absolutely delighted to have been nominated. And all our fingers are crossed.  Look out for news on the results!
Peggy Seeger photograph

Hear more Peggy!

There are lots of wonderful sounds to keep you entertained as Winter draws nigh, too!  Soundcloud has some wonderful music tracks and some great interview with Peggy from recent weeks.  These include an appearance on 'Loose Ends', the BBc Radio 4 flagship chat programme, with the venerable Clive Anderson here: and an indepth chat with BBC Radio Oxford's Jo Thoenes here:
Listen and enjoy!
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