Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

Welcome to the authorised Shirley Collins website

Here you'll find:

Upcoming events:

Shirley's long-awaited book All in The Downs is published on Thursday 26th April in both hardback and paperback in the U.K. and on Thursday 7th June in the U.S.

Guardian Review of All in The Downs

Saturday 28th April Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer 6.00 PM
Shirley in conversation with Sam Lee (before Sam’s ‘Singing with the nightingales’ show)

Saturday 5th May: All Saints Church, Hastings 7.30 - 9-30PM
Shirley in conversation with David Tibet + book readings as part of the Hastings Jack-in-the-Green weekend

Thursday 10th May Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High Street. London E9 6JQ 19.00 PM
Shirley in conversation with Frances Morgan + book readings
https://pagesofhackney.co.uk/event/shirley-collins-conversation-frances-morgan/

Saturday 2nd June Hay Festival - Event 385 Baillie Gifford Stage 5.30pm
Shirley in conversation with Stuart Lee

Saturday 9th June Falmer Site at Sussex University, as part of Locating women in folk all day
Shirley reading, in conversation, and q & a

Sunday 24th June - Supersonic Festival, Birmingham with the Lodestar Band 


The best way to keep up with what's happening day by day is to visit:

@ShirleyCollins Music

You might also want to take a look at:

Shirley Film Page

Shirley Collins Appreciation Society Page

And if you’re that way inclined, Shirley is now tweeting @shirleyeCollins