I grew up as a folkie. Lots of people in our bushwalking club were also folkies, so we had serious singing around the campfire as well as going along to many ceilidhs and festivals. The voice of Mary Travers was one of our icons.
“Lemon Tree” was one of the songs Dad used to sing to get my sister to sleep (can’t find it by PPM on YouTube). The harmonies of Peter, Paul and Mary were deceptively simple, allowing one to enjoy just the melody or the complexity of the arrangement as one preferred. And “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” was one of our all time favourites – so melancholy, beautiful and meaningful.
Travers was always a political activist, and used her voice to highlight issues in a way that no-one else could match. Sleep well, sister.