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Subject: Pete Seeger at 90 Radio4
From: Emma B
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 08:44 AM

Sorry if this has been flagged up already

"Vincent Dowd celebrates the life and work of American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, as he turns 90. Drawing on BBC archives and new interviews, Vincent explores Seeger's continuing efforts to improve the world through the power of song."

Sat 2 May 200920:00BBC Radio 4
Mon 4 May 200915:00BBC Radio 4

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger at 90 Radio4
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 09:55 AM

But be careful. The Monday repeat has been shortened by 15 minutes.

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger at 90 Radio4
From: mark gregory
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 08:40 AM

Here's the latest list of events in Australia
check for updates



ABC Music Deli
Friday 1 May 8.05pm
Sat 2 May 4.05 am and
Sunday 3 May 4.05 pm

Paul Petran's Music Deli (ABC Radio National) is doing a tribute to
Pete Seeger this week the program airs Friday 1 May 8.05pm, Sat 2 May
4.05am and Sunday 3 May 4.05 pm

Bernard Carney and the Working voices choir will be featured doing
some Pete Seeger tributes and as the Birthday coincides with May Day
will also be 'Singing for Pete's Sake' at the May Day rally in
Fremantle WA


Illawarra Folk Club
Pete Seeger tribute night
Saturday 2 May at 7.30pm
City Diggers Wollongong, NSW

The main guest will be Maurie Mulheron who wrote the play about Pete
called 'One Word We'. There will be a swag of other performers as


Camp Eureka Working Collective Inc
Sing along for Pete
Unitarian Church 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
5pm Sunday 3 May for a cup of tea first, followed by the singalong at
5.30pm till 7.30pm
The door charge will be $10, $8 conc and children free.

This idea started in Melbourne and is beginning to catch on around the
globe. It is early days yet but there are concerts or singalongs
planned in Copenhagen Denmark and country Victoria in Corryong and
Mallacoota, in Melbourne and many places in the USA.

Leading the singing will be Judy Small, the Melbourne Trade Union
Choir, David Lumsden and others.


Sing for Pete's sake!
The Top End Folk Club at the Railway Club
Darwin NT
Sunday 3 May 5.30pm
Entry by gold coin donation

Pete Seeger, singer, songwriter, musician and activist turns 90 on
Sunday 3 May, 2009. To celebrate Pete's life and his great influence
there are community concerts being held all over the world. Pete was
committed to getting people to sing. He said, "not everybody can talk
at the same time, but everybody can sing at the same time". He had it
in his heart to believe that music used for social benefit could
change the world. In so many important ways Pete gave us a model of
joy and human connection.

So everywhere around the globe, as a tribute to Seeger, let's sing for
Pete's sake!

The Top End Folk Club has its regular session at the Railway Club
every Sunday from 2 - 5pm, sing for Pete's sake begins after that,
around 5.30pm


Australian Peace Committee (SA) Inc.
Prince Albert Hotel
254 Wright St, Adelaide
Sunday 3rd May from 3pm
$2 donation

Everyone is invited to help us to celebrate Pete's 90th birthday.
Please bring along your friends and your instruments and voices to
join in singing his songs. [Singing is not a requirement! You can just
listen to others if you prefer to] Food and drink is available from
the bar. We ask for a $2 donation to help cover our costs. We have
booked the large room upstairs, and appreciate it if you will let us
know you are coming so we [and the hotel] can make necessary

Starting at 3pm -- The Australian Peace Committee invites you to come
and celebrate the birthday of one of the world's long-time, dedicated
and effective peace workers.

Folk singers perform -- sing-along with Pete's songs -- video "Wasn't
That a Time!" -- food and drink available from the hotel's bar /

Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers:


Sing for Pete's Sake, Leura, NSW
Various musicians around the world are organising concerts called 'For
Pete's Sake, Sing!' The idea is to have people singing on May 3 in
whatever way they can. The concerts are a spin-off from a grass-roots
campaign to put Pete forward for a Nobel Peace Prize

The Fagans will be singing at a house concert at Leura, at the home of
Greg and Lynne Hudson (Spooky Men's Chorale) and the contact for
tickets is Lynne Hudson (0408977643).


Corryong, Vic
There's a sing along in Corryong organised by Jan


Mallacoota, Vic
In Mallacoota, in eastern Victoria, Jean is making sure they sing for
Pete's sake.


Penshurst, Vic
Joy is the mover and shaker for the Penshurst sing along in the western district


Denver, Vic
(population about 50, location Central Victoria)
Peter is leading the singing for his namesake.


Download flyer (pdf)

Tom Mann Theatre 136 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW (near Central Station) 3 shows only
Friday 12 June 8pm, Saturday 13 June 8pm, Sunday matinee 14 June 2pm

Tickets $25 (concession $20) Bookings: MCA-TIX Phone 1300 306 776 or

Returns by popular demand to celebrate Pete Seeger's 90th birthday the
songs & story of pete seeger and friends a musical biography by maurie
mulheron directed by frank barnes with jim conway pat craigie liz
frencham greg leisner jeannie lewis monique piwonka maurie mulheron

This show chronicles the life, times, friends and music of one of the
world's most influential and progressive musicians, Pete Seeger. Once
America's most boycotted, banned, blacklisted and picketed singer in
history, Pete not only survived but at 90, still records and performs
including at the recent Obama Inauguration Lincoln Memorial Concert
with Bruce Springsteen.

Come along and hear Pete's story as well as the songs that have
enriched the lives of millions around the world including If I Had a
Hammer, We Shall Overcome, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Where Have All the
Flowers Gone, Goodnight Irene, Little Boxes, Midnight Special and lots

One Word...WE! was last seen at Sydney's New Theatre where it played
to capacity houses each night. Original cast with special guest, Jim


Loaded Dog Folk Club
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
79 Johnston Street, Annandale
Saturday 27 June 8pm

Maurie Mulheron and friends

And as is known by all good folk from Manchester to Maine to Melbourne
- you don't get a finer harmonies in the chorus than you do at The
Loaded Dog.


DVD Pete Seeger: Live in Australia -- Release Date: 2 July 2009 --
download coupon (pdf) $24.95

Pete Seeger is a beautifully filmed 105 minute concert showcasing one
of the most provocative figures in music history.

In 1963 Pete Seeger, blacklisted and barred from American television,
he fled the persecution of his homeland and embarked on a 10 month
world tour. One of his first stops was Australia where he was welcomed
with open arms and sold-out performances.

This DVD not only presents a full concert filmed in Melbourne but also
includes 55 minutes of bonus footage from various other Australian
television appearances. Witness how one man, armed only with a banjo,
a guitar and the power of song, captures the hearts and minds of a
nation. Australian perspective booklet notes by Warren Fahey.

SPECIAL FEATURES * Pete singing and discussing the songs of Lead Belly
(also features 3 rare performances by Lead Belly filmed in 1945). *
Interviews and performances on Australian news programs. * 16-page
booklet featuring liner notes by Seeger biographer David K. Dunaway. *
Rare photographs, home movies and memorabilia.


If I Had A Song
Star of the Sea Theatre ­ cnr Collingwood St and Iluka Ave. Manly, NSW 2095
Saturday 22 August 7.30pm
$17.50 / $12.50

If I Had A Song: A celebration of the music of Pete Seeger featuring a
host of performers and rare visual footage. Singing along is


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Subject: Pete Seeger at 90 [BBC 4]
From: mark gregory
Date: 02 May 09 - 08:54 PM

BBC Radio 4 online broadcast

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger at 90 Radio4
From: Anne Lister
Date: 03 May 09 - 05:18 AM

We really enjoyed it - I found it intensely moving. Well worth hearing.


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