Peggy Seeger (born 1935)

American-born singer who spent most of her life in the UK.

(born in New York, settled in London 1959. Peggy was married to Ewan MacColl and recorded as a duo with him. Returned to USA in 1994, Ashville, N Carolina. She ran Blackthorne records 1976 - 1988, including "Blood and Roses" vols 1- 5)
She is the half-brother of Pete Seeger and of Mike Seeger.


Folksongs of Courting and Complaint1955  
Animal Folksongs for Children1957 FolkwaysFW 07551 
Folksongs and Ballads1958 RiversideRLP-12-655
Two Way Trip1961  
Troubled Love (E.P.)1962TopicTOP72
Early in the Spring1962TopicTOP73
Peggy Alone1967  
At The Present Moment1973 RounderCD 4003 
Penelope Isn't Waiting Anymore1977BlackthorneBR 1050
Different Therefore Equal1980BlackthorneBR 1061
Familiar Faces1988Blackthorne BR 1069 
Love Will Linger On1995 AppleseedAPR 1039 
An Odd Collection1996 Rounder4031 
Period Pieces: Songs From the Women's Movement1998 TraditionTCD 1078
No Spring Chickens (*)1998  
Almost Commercially Viable2000 FellsideFECD130 
Heading For Home2003 AppleseedAPR CD 1076
Three Score and Ten (2 CDs) (**)2007 AppleseedAPR CD 1100
Bring Me Home2008 AppleseedAPR CD 1106

(*) with Irene Scott.
(**) with Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy and Billy Bragg

Collaborations - Mike and Peggy Seeger.

American Folk Songs for Children (*)1955  
[Reissue]1999 Rounder 
American Folk Songs Sung by the Seegers (**)1957  
Peggy 'n' Mike1967  
American Folk Songs for Christmas (+)1990  
(* with Penny and Barbara Seeger)
(** with Penny and Barbara Seeger)
(+ with Sonya Cohen, Calum MacColl, Ewan MacColl, Kitty MacColl and Kim Seeger)

Collaborations - Peggy Seeger and the Critics Group.

Title.year.Label. number
Sweet Thames, Flow Softly 1966 Argo ZFB61
[Reissue] 2006 Vocalion CDMSL 8424
A Merry Progress to London ? Argo ZFB62
As We Were Sailing 1968 Argo ZDA 137
Peterloo: Waterloo 1968 Argo DA 86
The Female Frolic 1968 Argo DA 82
Ye Mariners All 1970 Argo ZDA 138
Living Folk 1970 Albatros VPA 8093

Collaborations - Tom Paley and Peggy Seeger with Claudia Paley.

Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?1964Topic 12T114

Collaborations - Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L. Lloyd and Dave Swarbrick.

Whaler Out of New Bedford1962FolkwaysFS 3850

Collaborations - Peggy, Barbara and Penny Seeger.

Three Sisters1957 Prestige13029


Songs of Love and Politics: The Folkways Years 1955 - 19921995 Smithsonian FolkwaysC SF40048 
Classic Peggy Seeger (*)1996 FellsideFECD 105
(* reissue of tracks from Topic label)


Parsley Sage and Politics (3 cassettes) 1986 None 

Best Album(*).

American Folk Songs for Children 1955
Period Pieces1998
Three Score and Ten2007

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

Gonna Be an Engineer
Butcher Boy
Aragon Mill
When First Into the Country
The House Carpenter
The Old Maid

Session recordings.

Performer. Title year. Label. number.
Mike Seeger Third Annual Farewell Reunion1994    


Last updated on 19/06/2010