Photograph of Shirley Collins
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Different Folks: Shirley Collins and the Lodestar Band, Rattle on the Stovepipe and Brighton Morris

Sun 21 May 2023
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One of the most important voices in British Folk comes to Brighton Festival

One of the most important voices in British Folk, singer and song collector Shirley Collins MBE was born in Hastings in 1935. 

Shirley was fascinated by folk songs growing up and immersed herself in the burgeoning folk scene. Following a field trip across the USA with Alan Lomax, where they recorded folk songs and blues, Shirley cemented her role at the forefront of the Folk Revival, recording over a dozen albums including the influential Folk Roots, New Routes. 

After losing her singing voice in the 1980s, Shirley returned to live performance in 2014. Since then, she has produced two acclaimed albums, Lodestar and Heart’s Ease.

Part of the Different Folks weekend. Click here to learn more and see full line up.

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