The rise, fall and return of Shirley Collins, heroine of English folk music

In the beery, beardy world of folk music, Collins – a young, working class woman – had few people on her side. Billy Bragg writes brilliantly in the New Statesman about Shirley Collins and her amazing All in the Downs memoir. 

www.newstatesman.com/billy-bragg-shirley-collins-folk-music-memoir-all-downs-review

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In these pages Shirley Collins completes her comeback, reclaiming her rightful place in the English folk revival from those who placed obstacles in her way.
— Billy Bragg