Folk Legend Peggy Seeger To Sing At The Black Box

Peggy Seeger To Perform at The Black Box

Peggy Seeger To Perform at The Black Box

Attention folk music fans: ‘Folk’s First Lady’ PEGGY SEEGER brings her FIRST FAREWELL TOUR to Ireland – June 2nd to 19th 

PEGGY SEEGER, the undisputed queen of folk & political song, has announced 14 Irish dates as part of her UK and Irish ‘FIRST FAREWELL’ tour, and she will be singing at The Black Box in Belfast.

Peggy Seeger will be performing with her son Calum MacColl, a gifted professional musician & songwriter in his own right and producer of many of her albums, including her most recent album ‘First Farewell’ (selected by Mojo Magazine as their No 1 Folk Album of 2021).  

Folk singer Peggy Seeger will be singing at The Black Box during her Irish Tour.

This is an unmissable evening of warmth, humour and exceptional musicianship, mixing traditional and original songs from across Peggy’s remarkable career with anecdotes and plenty of family chat. 

The First Farewell Irish Tour.

2nd June Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8pm. Tickets €25/€12.50 

3rd June Townhall TheatreCavan Doors 7.30, onstage 8pm. Tickets €25 

4th June Riverbank Arts CentreNewbridge. Co Kildare. Doors 7.30, onstage 8pm. Tickets €25 

6th June St John’s Arts CentreListowel, Co Kerry (afternoon concert) Doors 2.30pmonstage 3pm. Tickets €30  

7th June St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel, Co Kerry (evening concert) Doors 7.30pm onstage 8pm. Tickets €30 

8th June Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick Doors 7.30pm onstage 8pm. Tickets €30/€25

9th June Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. Tickets €30 

11th June Roisin Dubh, Galway 7.30pm. Tickets €32

12th June Doolin Folk FestivalDoolin, Co Clare 

15th June Seamus Heaney HomeplaceBellaghy, Co Derry 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50 

16th June Black BoxBelfast 7pm Tickets £23.50/£21 

17th June Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 8pm. Tickets €27 

18th June Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary 8pm. Tickets €27 

19th June The White HorseBallincollig, Cork 8pm. Tickets €25 

Peggy said: “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. 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 ….” 

The tour takes its name from Peggy’s recent album ‘First Farewell’ which was Mojo Magazine’s #1 Folk Album of the Year and was shortlisted for Songlines Magazine Album of the Year. Christened by The Guardian as ‘Folk’s First Lady’ and by the Sunday Times as ‘Folk’s Matriarch’, Peggy Seeger has 26 solo albums (and over 100 collaborative albums) under her belt.

Few artists (and even fewer female artists) can claim such an impressive catalogue of work. Modesty would prevent her from calling herself a national treasure, but she embodies the term in cultural significance not only for her song-writing and musicianship but also in her refusal to compromise standards or beliefs. 

Peggy is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Women in Music ‘Most Inspirational Artist’, Folk Alliance International’s ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards ‘Song of the Year’

“Seeger is setting standards, digging deep into her own culture, showing the way.  She’s continuing to build her own musical ecosystem, and it’s magical.  Absolutely magical.” Uncut Magazine 

“Peggy Seeger can inspire us all — young and old — to greater things.” Morning Star 

Video links: 

The Invisible Woman (performed by Peggy, Neill & Calum) 

How I Long for Peace (performed by Peggy & Calum) 

Gotta Get Home by Midnight (performed by Peggy solo) 

All in the Mind filmed by the BBC for ‘Later with Jools Holland’ (performed by Peggy & Calum)