Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

Harking Back

Issued on CD in 1998.

Two live recordings of Shirley and Dolly from concerts in London and Dublin in 1978.

  • All Things Are Quite Silent
  • Rockley Firs
  • George Collins
  • Sellenger's Round*
  • Lancashire Lass
  • Poor Murdered Woman
  • The Moon Shines Bright
  • The Black Joke
  • Staines Morris*
  • Come All You Little Streamers
  • Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
  • Hopping Down In Kent
  • Morris Medley:
    • Wheatley Processional
    • Cuckoo's Nest
    • Shave The Donkey*
  • The Bonny Labouring Boy
  • Greenwood Laddie
  • Just As The Tide Was A'Flowing
  • All Flowers In Broom***
  • The Captain With The Whiskers**
  • The Gypsy's Wedding Day
  • The Merry Milkmaids*
  • Poor Sally Sits A' Weeping*
  • Kate's Wedding****

Italicized tracks are instrumental

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Dolly Collins
** Anon /tune Shirley Collins
*** William Ballett arr Dolly Collins
**** Composed by Dolly Collins

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins