Shirley Collins shares Old Johnny Buckle plus performance at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
4th April 2017
Having released Lodestar - her first album in 38 years – at the end of last year, Collins reinstated herself on the live scene in February with special shows at London’s Barbican and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections. Met with wide acclaim, Shirley has announced further dates including Brighton Festival and Green Man Festival.
Lodestar is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey. It is available on limited edition deluxe vinyl with a 24 page 12” booklet featuring song notes by Shirley Collins and sleeve notes by Stewart Lee and a signed print (signed print is available exclusively via Dom Mart), limited edition deluxe CD with 28 page booklet and standard vinyl.
Shirley Collins live
29th April – Arts Centre, Warwick Tickets *
Guests: John Kirkpatrick, Lisa Knapp, Boss Morris
6th May - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Tickets *
Guests: Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Boss Morris
14th May – Brighton Dome, Brighton Tickets *
17-20th May – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales
All * shows will have visuals from Nick Abrahams
“Shirley is a time traveller, a conduit for essential human aches, one of the greatest artists who ever lived, and yet utterly humble” Stewart Lee