Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

"Shirley Collins is without doubt one of
England's greatest cultural treasures"


Billy Bragg

Anthems in Eden

Issued on LP record in 1969, re-issued on CD in 1993.

Includes the Anthems in Eden Suite of Songs, and features the innovative use of Early Music instruments as accompaniment, in collaboration with David Munrow, Christopher Hogwood and many others.

  • Anthems in Eden Suite
    • A Beginning
    • A Meeting - Searching For Lambs
    • A Courtship - The Wedding Song
    • A Denying - The Blacksmith
    • A Forsaking - Our Captain Cried
    • A Dream - Lowlands
    • A Leavetaking - Pleasant And Delightful
    • An Awakening - Whitsun Dance*
    • A New Beginning - Staines Morris
  • Rambleaway
  • Ca'The Yowes**
  • God Dog***
  • Bonny Cuckoo
  • Nellie The Milkmaid
  • Gathering Rushes In The Month Of May
  • The Gower Wassail
  • Fare Thee well My Dearest Dear
  • C'est La Fin/Pour Mon Coeur
  • Bonny Kate
  • Adieu To All Judges And Juries
  • Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene
  • Black Joker/Black White Yellow And Green

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins, lyrics A.J. Marshall
** Trad Burns, trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins
*** Williamson

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, Dave Mattacks, John Sothcott, David Munrow, John Fordham, Michael Laird, John Rodd, Roger Brenner, John Kirkpatrick, Royston Wood, John Morgan, Richard Lee, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Sheen, Terry Potter, Steve Ashley, Adam Skeaping, Alan Lumsden, Simon Nicol, Paul Beer, Ashley Hutchings, Mike Clifton, Roddy Skeaping, Gillian Reid, Pat Donaldson, Martin Nicholls, John Watcham, Ray Worman, Oliver Brookes, Albion Morris Men