Shirley Collins: Preview

Tomorrow night, Colston Hall plays host to English folk singer, Shirley Collins. After thirty-eight years of absence, she returned with a new album of songs spanning from the 16th century up to the 1950s in November of last year.

‘Lodestar’ is very much a renaissance of folk music from an era gone by, a collection of English, American and songs. It was ranked as The Quietus’ number 5 album of the year last year and number 2 by The Wire. The album is rich with traditional instrumentation and a warmth that is timeless. As said by Comedian, Stewart Lee, in the liner notes of the album, her voice has the power to “directly channel the listener to the words and music, reconnecting traditional tunes with the strange worlds they emerged from.”

Her live show is set to be just as significant, and she is joined by Blur’s Graham Coxon, singer Sam Lee and Singer/multi-instrumentalist, Olivia Chaney. Also joining her is Boss Morris, a Morris dancing group and Nick Abrams will be providing visuals.

Tickets are still available here

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