The Ballad Of Shirley Collins
Wed 22 Nov 2017
Dir. Rob Curry, Tim Plester, UK, 93 mins, 2017
Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folk music revival during the 1960s and 70s, before a vocal disorder robbed her of her uniquely ancestral singing voice.
Granted intimate access to recording sessions for her first new album in almost four decades, and making adventurous use of a motherlode of seminal archive audio, The Ballad of Shirley Collins chronicles one womans gallant battle to rise phoenix-like from long silent ashes.
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