Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

A Favourite Garland

Issued on LP record in 1974.

The first compilation album, with selections from all the albums between 'Folk Roots, New Routes' and 'Amaranth'.

  • Prologue (Congreve)
  • A Beginning
  • Staines Morris*
  • Lady Margaret and Sweet William**
  • One Night As I Lay On My Bed
  • The Little Gypsy Girl**
  • Plains Of Waterloo
  • Nottamun Town***
  • God Dog****
  • Just As The Tide Was A' Flowing**
  • Mistress's Health
    • Lumps Of Plum Pudding
    • Sherborne Jig
    • Spaniards Cry#
  • Over The Hills And Far Away##
  • Murder Of Maria Marten**
  • Higher Germanie**

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Dransfield Hutchings Mattacks and Thompson
** Trad arr Shirley Collins
*** Trad arr Collins and Graham
**** Williamson
# Trad arr Collins Hutchings Potter and Holder
## Gay arr Shirley and Dolly Collins

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, John Kirkpatrick, Roger Powell, Christopher Hogwood, Nic Jones, Barry Dransfield, Bob Stewart, Eleanor Sloan, David Munrow, Tim Renwick, Richard Thompson, Tony Hall, Adam Skeaping, Maddy Prior, Francis Baines, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Bland, Terry Cox, Terry Potter, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Davy Graham, Ian Holder