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Lodestars: Shirley Collins' Favourite Albums
Jude Rogers , July 8th, 2020 08:37

The return of Shirley Collins to song has been one of the most joyous music stories in recent times. Ahead of the release of her new album, the singer sits down with Jude Rogers to discus her 13 favourite records


The Voice Squad – Many’s The Foolish Youth
Another family group who make the most glorious sound. The dignity of these three chaps just standing there and singing! Their voices blend so beautifully. Jenny Barton who ran The Troubadour first sent me a tape of them after she moved to Northern Ireland, and I loved it from the start. I remember playing ‘Banks Of The Bann’ to Dolly once, and she wept and wept and wept. It gets you under the skin. I like watching videos of them too, and think they sing better as older men. With age comes knowledge, they say. [laughs] For some people, anyway!