- 20 Mar 01
At 81 years of age, folk pioneer PETE SEEGER is still active in the politics of song. SIOBHAN LONG meets a man fully deserving of the title 'living legend'
Music and politics used to be some double act, though their alliances these days are few and far between. Miners, stevedores, farmers and a veritable cacophony of other blue-collar workers have had occasion to channel their message into some of the most powerful songs of the last century. And that's the essence of folk music. Music by, for and about folks. People with stories to tell, injustice to right, and dreams to weave.