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The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Burning Bridges & Fifth Column Films are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to make a film about the life and music of the wonderful Shirley Collins. The campaign ends on July 22nd and so far less than half of the £25,000 needed has been pledged, so if you’re a fan of Shirley’s and would like to see the film made, go to The Ballad of Shirley Collins and make a pledge, and pass the word around.


There are a number of fundraiser gigs happening this month, and I’ll be playing at the one put on by I Thought I Heard A Sound in Sheffield on July 21st. There’s also an exclusive compilation album called ‘Shirley Collins Inspired‘ featuring tracks by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Alasdair Roberts & David McGuinness, Graham Coxon, and many more. Here’s my track for the album, featuring James Green on harmoniflute and Aby Vulliamy on viola: