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Verity Sharp with Shirley Collins

Verity Sharp presents a programme from the home of folk singer Shirley Collins, ahead of the release of her first album for 38 years. Shirley chooses her favourite recordings.

Verity Sharp presents a special edition of Late Junction from the home of English folk singer Shirley Collins.

Collins was a leading figure in the English folk revival of the 60s and 70s, renowned for her unadorned style and innovative use of instruments. Ahead of the release of her first album for 38 years, she shares some of her favourite recordings.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Robyn Hitchcock

    I Often Dream Of Trains

    • I Often Dream Of Trains.
    • Rhino Records.
    • 18.
  • Shirley Collins

    Cruel Lincoln

    • Lode Star.
    • Domino.
  • Shirley Collins

    The Sweet Primroses

    • The Sweet Primroses.
    • Topic Records.
    • 20.
  • Codex De Robertsbridge

    Retrové (Estampie)

    Performer: Kalevi Kiviniemi.
    • The Battle - Organ Music from The Gothic Period, Renaissance and Early Baroque.
    • Finlandia.
    • 20.
  • Janet Penfold

    Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender

    • I'm A Romany Rai. Songs By Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers..
    • Topic Records.
    • 3.
  • Musafir


    • Gypsies of Rajasthan.
    • Blue Flame.
    • 5.
  • Ambrose Akinmusire

    Marie Christie

    • The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • John Davis & Georgia Sea Island Singers

    Moses, Don't Get Lost

    • I'll Meet You On That Other Shore: Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern.
    • Mississippi Records.
    • 7.
  • Sapareva Banya Folk Group

    Vido Dva Vetra Veyat (Two Gales Are Blowing)

    • Vocal Traditions of Bulgaria.
    • Saydisc.
    • 5.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Dances From 'Terpsichore': La Bourrée

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • Praetorius: Dances From Terpsichore 1612, Motets From Musae Sionae.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Mahasoa & Sambiasy


    • Madagascar: Pays Antandroy.
    • Ocora.
    • C560077.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Pres 1.

    Performer: Alexis Descharmes.
    • Saariaho: L'oeuvre pour violoncelle - Complete Cello Works.
    • Aeon.
    • 12.
  • Shirley Collins & Ian Kearey

    Pretty Polly

  • Gwilym Morus-Baird & Jony Easterby

    Mwyachen Afallon

  • Chaynes


    • Recorded live for Radio 3’s Exposure.
  • Nic Jones

    Master Kilby

    • Game Set Match.
    • Topic Records.
    • 9.
  • Almeda Riddle

    Rainbow Mid Life's Willows

    • Southern Journey, Vol. 7: Ozark Frontier - Ballads And Old-Timey Music From Arka.
    • Rounder Select.
    • 20.
  • Francesca Más Torres

    M'agrada Collir Oliva (I like to pick olives)

  • Shirley Collins

    Long Years Ago

  • Rozi Plain

    Long years Ago

    • Shirley Inspired.
    • Earth Recordings.
    • 26.


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