On April 4th, Peggy Seeger will be playing with Jezz Lowe at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final Radio Ballad. You can buy tickets for this event via WeGotTickets.

Birmingham: CBSO Centre
FRI 4TH APR, 2014 7:30pm
The creators of two groundbreaking radio series fifty years apart come together in this concert. From 1957–64, the young Peggy Seeger joined the brilliant Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker, a radical programme maker from Birmingham, to create the legendary Radio Ballad series, the first to describe people’s working lives in their own words. In 2006 six programmes in a similar style were created for radio, winning awards as its predecessor had done. This was followed by a one-off about the Miners’ Strike, a series about the Olympics, and, under development, a further set about World War I. At this concert, Peggy Seeger, long a renowned singer-songwriter in her own right and still performing in her seventies, will be joined by Jez Lowe, one of the best singer-songwriters of this generation, and a principal contributor to the modern Radio Ballads.



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