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    Arts Tonight Monday 17 February 2014

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    An in-depth examination of the arts in Ireland today

    Remembering Pete Seeger

    This week’s Arts Tonight celebrates the life and legacy of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who died three weeks ago.


    We remember Pete through his great songs including “Turn Turn Turn”, “We Shall Overcome” and “If I had a Hammer”, amongst others.

    We talk to folk singer Tom Paxton, civil rights activist Eamon McCann, musician Tommy Sands, and we hear a special rendition of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” with Charlie McGettigan and Eleanor Shanley.

    We also speak to Pete Seeger’s half sister Peggy from her London home, who has special memories of her big brother. And Jeff Place from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington tells us about the Seeger archive.

    Vincent Woods travelled to Drumshanbo to Charlie McGettigan’s studio to talk to Charlie and Eleanor.

    Arts Tonight is produced by Aileen O’Meara for Digital Audio Productions.

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