Pete Seeger Songfest – Celebrating 100 years of an American Folk Music Pioneer

Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth!  UU Composer Jim Scott, who visited us in March, returns to perform alongside our Chancel Choir and Music Director Mike Carney. 

This special event honors Pete Seeger, with performances of his well-loved songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and many others.  

Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Shaker Heights location (21600 Shaker Blvd).

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, and children 6 and up; children 5 and under are free! 

Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we’ll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life.   

Jim Scott’s lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises moved Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.”  Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort and co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia / Earth Mass.” His much loved “Gather the Spirit” and other songs are in the UU hymnbooks. He helped develop the Green Sanctuary program and compiled and arranged the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” a collection of over 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers.  To learn more about Jim, visit