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.

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