Peggy Seeger: First Farewell review - lively, blunt and irreverent songs from folk’s first lady squib

(Red Grape)
This is Seeger’s final album of originals: a shame, as her take on feminism, ecology and life’s trials is witty and wicked

First Farewell is a wilfully playful title for Seeger’s 24th solo album. It hints towards the song her late husband Ewan MacColl famously wrote for her, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and the way she laughs on its cover, her eyes to the sky, suggests she’s not done yet at 85.

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