Pete Seeger’s sister Peggy is playing a show in Sowerby Bridge

Peggy Seeger
Peggy Seeger

The sister of Pete Seeger is coming to Calderdale.

As well as having a famous brother and being the partner of Ewan MacColl, who wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her, Peggy Seeger is a folk legend in her own right.

And she will be showing just why when she performs at The Works in Sowerby Bridge on Wednesday, October 10.

Peggy began to play the piano at seven years old and bythe time she was 11, was transcribing music.

Between the ages of 12 and 35 she learned to play guitar, five-string banjo, autoharp, Appalachian dulcimer and English concertina.

She started writing songs when she was 21. Her best-knowns songs are Gonna Be an Engineer, which became one of the anthems of the women’s movemen, and The Ballad of Springhill, about the 1958 Nova Scotian mining disaster.

She has made 22 solo recordings and has taken part in more than 100 recordings with other artists

Doors open for the Sowerby Bridge show at 8pm. Kimber’s Men will support. Tickets are £10 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01422 834821.