Shirley Collins

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Shirley Elizabeth Collins MBE (born 5 July 1935) is an English-British folk singer who was a significant contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She often performed and recorded with her sister Dolly, whose accompaniment on piano and portative organ created unique settings for her sister's plain, austere singing style.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Sweet England Shirley Collins 2
1964 Folk Roots, New Routes Shirley Collins & Davy Graham 2
1967 The Sweet Primeroses Shirley Collins 2
1968 The Power of the True Love Knot Shirley Collins 3
1971 No Roses Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band 5
1995 The Holly Bears the Crown The Young Tradition with Shirley and Dolly Collins 1
1999 Anthems in Eden Shirley & Dolly Collins 1
2008 False True Lovers Shirley Collins 1
Adieu to Old England Shirley Collins 1
For as Many as Will Shirley & Dolly Collins 1
Fountain of Snow Shirley Collins 1
Love, Death and the Lady Shirley & Dolly Collins 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Within Sound Shirley Collins 1
2006 Snapshots Shirley & Dolly Collins 1
2008 The Harvest Years Shirley & Dolly Collins 1
The Classic Shirley Collins Shirley Collins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year (The Live Christmas Day 1957 Broadcast on BBC Radio) Alan Lomax feat. Shirley Collins, Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Seamus Ennis, and many more! 1

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