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Peggy Seeger to play the White Horse with her son Calum MacColl


Peggy Seeger and her son Calum MacColl.

Peggy Seeger and her son Calum MacColl.

Peggy Seeger and her son Calum MacColl.


THE woman described dubbed “Folk’s First Lady’ by the Guardian and ‘Folk’s Matriarch” by the Sunday Times, the inimitable Peggy Seeger will play the White Horse in Ballincollig on Sunday, June 19.

Part of her ‘First Farewell Tour’, the gig will see the multi-award winning singer/songwriter perform alongside her son Calum MacColl, a gifted musician in his own right and the producer of many of her albums.

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Now in her mid-80’s, Peggy Seeger has release 26 solo albums and collaborated on more than 100 other releases, with very few female artists claiming such an impressive back catalogue of music.

Through her most recent album last year’s ‘First Farewell’, which was the influential Mojo magazine’s #1 Folk Album of the Year, Seeger gives an insight into the inspirations that have driven her long and illustrious career.

“First Farewell is an odd title for a CD or a tour, but it looks both forward and back as I have tried to do in my life. I have toured all over the globe since I was twenty and it is always a delight, a new adventure,” said Seeger.

“I am an activist, an advocate, a left-winger, an eco-feminist, a singer of traditional and topical songs, trying to speak in my own way for my own time. This may be the last time, but then again it may not ….”

Tickets for the gig, priced at €27.19, from