UUSD to host Pete Seeger songfest with Jim Scott June 1

May 20, 2019

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will present composer/guitarist Jim Scott in a Pete Seeger songfest at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at UUSD in Lewes. The event will honor the 100th anniversary of folk legend Pete Seeger’s birth. Tickets are $15.

The music for the causes Seeger championed will be featured, and Scott will sing many of Seeger’s best-loved songs including “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”

Scott, who knew Seeger well and collaborated with him on many projects, inserts some history and stories about how his songs came about, along with some music of his own. Scott's lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery, and humorous surprises moved 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,” Scott is a prolific composer and lifelong Unitarian Universalist. He has visited more than 700 UU churches over three decades of travels. His much-loved “Gather the Spirit” and other songs are in Unitarian Universalist hymnbooks. Scott was one of the creators of the UU Green Sanctuary program, and he wrote the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” a collection of more than 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers.

To purchase tickets, go to or buy at the door.

Located at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway near Lewes, UUSD is a welcoming and progressive spiritual community. Proceeds from the concert will support UUSD’s mission to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice, and strive for a loving world. For more information and directions, go to or contact Gwen Johnson at