The Plough Arts Centre, Saturday, September 24

‘Folk royalty’ Peggy Seeger performs at The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington on Saturday (September 24).

The American folk singer can truly be describved as an icon and is still gigging despite being in her 80s.

She delivers a vibrant evening of songs new, old and traditional on a multitude of instruments, coupled with sharp, witty and entertaining chat about her remarkable life.

She is known for her excellent renditions of Anglo-American folksongs and for her activist songwriting, especially in the field of feminism.

Her best-known pieces are Gonna Be an Engineer and The Ballad of Springhill, the latter is rapidly becoming regarded as a traditional song.

After living 35 years in England, she returned to the USA in 1994 and took up residence in Asheville, North Carolina.

The 8pm Plough gig includes special guest Sam Gleaves, an exciting and talented new singer in the Appalachian tradition.

For tickets call the box office on 01805 624624 or visit