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Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs

08 Jul 01 - 02:33 PM (#501241)
Subject: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: The Shambles

This was on BBC Radio 4 today (Sunday 08/07/01) and will be repeated on this coming Friday.

Did anyone hear her choice of records?


08 Jul 01 - 02:37 PM (#501249)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: Roger in Sheffield

Only two, a romanian female singer, and a wonderful whistle tune by someone who I have heard of but cannot begin to spell was it cormac...
Then we had to go into the shop to buy a bed...radio off......life sucks.


08 Jul 01 - 02:41 PM (#501254)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: GUEST,Ed

You can find the full list on the Radio 4 website: Click Here

Ed


08 Jul 01 - 02:46 PM (#501258)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: Roger in Sheffield

you beat me to it Ed !!


08 Jul 01 - 02:48 PM (#501260)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: Roger in Sheffield

thanks for reminding me about Cormac Breatnach, nice tune


08 Jul 01 - 02:55 PM (#501268)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: GUEST

Why do we need two threads on the subject?


08 Jul 01 - 03:01 PM (#501272)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: Roger in Sheffield

thats easy
I did not hear on the Radio who the D I D guest was GUEST, but when I saw a thread on D I D I knew thats who I must have heard. me thinks you could have just linked to the other thread and saved us time???
Why do we need a thread about mystery guests for that matter?


08 Jul 01 - 05:33 PM (#501364)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: 8_Pints

Her 6th choice, "The Joy of Living" was poignant and summed up their relationship exquisitely.

Bob vG


09 Jul 01 - 06:53 AM (#501737)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: Trevor

Her introduction of 'Joy of Living was so moving - it's a long time since I had a tear in my eye from a radio prog. One thing that intrigued me was her comment that she didn't consider herself a folk musician because she was 'too well educated, musically'. I'd be interested to know what others think - not about whether or not Peggy Seeger is a folk musician, but whether being musically educated and a folkie are mutually exclusive.


09 Jul 01 - 07:38 AM (#501766)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: GeorgeH

Having missed the programme (but hoping to tape the repeat) . . I'd suggest Peggy's comment is partially true (it's harder to become a "folkie" if you only move into folk music after "completing" a formal musical education), partly a reaction to Ewan's intense pride in his being self- (rather than formally-) educated, and partly an illustration of her taking a narrower view of "folk" than is usual these days; i.e. her taking a very "tradition-centred" view.

Remember, in her youth, there was still a lot of collecting from "source" performers - in the US and parts of the UK . . . She wasn't a "folkie" in the way those performers were; as, arguably, no clasically-trained musician could be.

G.


09 Jul 01 - 07:04 PM (#502458)
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on Desert Island Discs
From: vectis

One of the Dubliners, sorry I can't remember which one, was once asked whether he read music or was he a real musician?