Dorothy Ann Collins (6 March 1933 – 22 September 1995), was an English folk musician, arranger and composer. She was the older sister of Shirley Collins. Born in Hastings, Sussex (now East Sussex), she grew up in an artistic, socialist, folk singing family. She learned the piano at school, and then studied with composer Alan Bush while taking odd jobs in London, including working as a bus conductor
Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
The Harvest Years - Студийный альбом от Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins. В альбом вошло 41 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 02:20:49. Shirley & Dolly Collins. Fair Maid of Islington. 2. Denying: The Blacksmth. 3. 4.
Shirley & Dolly Collins are a renowned English folk duo from Sussex consisting of sisters Shirley Collins and Dolly Collins. Their seminal recording is considered by many to be 'Anthems in Eden', released in 1969. It featured a suite of songs centred on the changes in rural England brought about by the First World War. Dolly Collins created arrangements featuring David Munrow and various other players from his Early Music Consort of London.
The most immediately shocking thing about Shirley Collins’ seventh album is that it exists at all. Collins may be one of the folk revival’s most revered song collectors and vocalists, but for more than 30 years she was famous for not singing at all. She last released a new album in 1978, by which point her voice was already, she claimed, letting her down in the wake of a messy split from her husband, fellow musician Ashley Hutchings. My voice got damaged, my ego got damaged, and my heart and everything, she said, years later. And I stopped being able to sing
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An Introduction to Shirley Collins. 2013 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1960. The Collection 1955-1960. Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins, The Young Tradition. Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins. The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection.
Instrumentation By, Organ – Dolly Collins. Music By – Traditional (tracks: Aa to B2, B4 to B7). Photography By – John Harrison (11). Vocals – Shirley Collins. Written-By – Robin Williamson (tracks: B3). Notes.