The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Beautiful and moving documentary about the folk singer Shirley Collins by Tim Plester & Rob Curry, currently available to stream for free at Lush. Amazingly David Tibet and Stewart Lee also feature, as she says her fan base is now quite diverse compared to the old folkie days. It details her history recording songs in the States with Alan Lomax, recording with her sister Dolly and the folk clubs, and losing her voice and her attempts to start singing again. (via Stewart Lee’s mailing list)

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