Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

SHIRLEY COLLINS : English Songs WING1002

WING 1002 EP Outer Sleeve.inddAt the beginning of Shirley Collins’ recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7” vinyl EPs. Originally released in short press runs, these rare early recordings have been very hard to find for nearly five decades. Shirley recorded four EPs for the appropriately named Collector label. Fledg’ling Records are very proud to announce a newly re-mastered edition of ‘English Songs’ – the second of those EPs – will be released on April 18th for Record Store 2015 in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, just like the original, and an illustrated inner bag with period reviews from the archives.

Very rare in its original form, this will be the first time this iconic record has been made available as a vinyl EP since its first release half a century ago.

Shirley Collins vocal and banjo

1 The Unquiet Grave
2 Newcastle
3 The Irish Girl
4 I Drew My Ship