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Peggy Seeger is no stranger to folklore. Her father

was the famed folklorist Charles Seeger; her

mother, Ruth Crawford Seeger, was a trailblazing

avant-garde composer. Her folk musician brother,

Mike Seeger, co-founded the New Lost City

Ramblers, one of the most influential groups in

the 1960s folk revival. And her half-brother, Pete

Seeger, became one the most famous folk musi-

cians of the modern era. In 1964, Peggy Seeger

and her husband Ewan MacColl recorded the

influential Folkways album Traditional Songs

and Ballads, which included two songs from the

American scholar and folklorist Francis James

Child’s exhaustive compilation of 305 English

and Scottish folk ballads, along with their Amer-

ican versions. For Seeger, that album marked the

beginning of a lifelong association with The

Child Ballads, which also would be recorded by

the likes of Joan Baez, Fairport Convention,

Pentangle, and Steeleye Span, to name a few. AG

correspondent Andy Hughes caught up with

Seeger, 80, backstage at the 2015 Cambridge

Folk Festival and discussed her connection to The

Child Ballads.

How did you find ‘The Child Ballads’
and what have they meant to your music?
When I was a child, about three years old, I

developed very bad croup. My mother put me to

bed, and she put a kettle of boiling water next to

my bed, because the steam was reckoned to help

breathing for a child with croup. One day, I

stepped out of bed, right into the kettle—I still

have the scar on my right foot. I was raced off to

hospital, where I immediately caught strep

throat. I remember lying on a shelf, and they

were feeding me Jell-O, which I couldn’t stand

for years after, and my parents came to visit me,

and I remember seeing them look at me through

Peggy Seeger, 1960

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Peggy Seeger marks her lifelong
commitment to ‘The Child Ballads,’
a treasure trove of folklore

BY
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HUGHES



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Basics
Three chords
and the truthys

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Weekly Workout
Learn to be a better
accompanist

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Woodshed
How to play ‘Pete’s
Barrelhouse Rag,’ pt. 2

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