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Legendary folk singer Shirley Collins created the most unexpected wave of excitement in November by releasing Lodestar, her first album in 38 years on the influential Domino label. Growing up in Hastings, Sussex with her sister Dolly, Shirley was heavily involved in the early folk revival, recording the two seminal albums Sweet England and False True Lovers.
Her long awaited return to recording has produced on Lodestar, a collection of English and American songs dating from the 16th century to the 1950s. For this highly anticipated performance as part of the Folkworks Pass Is On Festival, Shirley will be joined by her own band and the show will also feature special guest sets from among others, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts.
“Shirley Collins is without doubt one of England’s greatest cultural treasures.” Billy Bragg
Join us for a pre-concert talk in The Barbour Room with Shirley Collins, in conversation about her remarkable career and her experiences collecting, singing and passing on traditional song. Free to ticket holders – subject to availability.
Folkworks: Pass it On Festival is a celebration of local heritage through singing, music, dance and storytelling passed down from one generation to the next. Alongside performances in Sage One and Sage Two, expect a range of free activities to accompany the event, from heritage walks and a story...