Peggy Seeger at 85 years old is a living folk legend, and last week announced her 24th and “probably” final album ‘First Farewell’ which will be released via Red Grape Music on April 9th. You can watch a live performance of the first single to be taken from the album ‘The Invisible Woman’ below, featuring her sons Neill and Calum MacColl. As Seeger muses in the song, “80 years have gone by in the blink of an eye, now it seems that I’m not here at all… I can’t recall when it first happened, don’t know how I became so unseen”.
‘The Invisible Woman’ was co-written with Neill. “He was hesitant for ages about co-writing with me,” says Seeger. “He turned up at my home one day, laid his 6’1” self along my two-seater sofa and laconically offered a possible subject for a song. ‘The Invisible Woman’ strolled in gradually, wearing clown shoes and lace underwear. We ended up with a song that expressed an uncomfortable new feeling that was creeping up on us both but that echoed the folk songs that I’d sung to him since birth.”
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