Wild child who hid from the world

[The Telegraph 1999] It was an encounter that ought to have defined the English folk revival. A woman who was once its undisputed heroine moved from one corner of the pub towards another to talk to a curly-haired upstart her own example had surely inspired. Fiftysomething Anne Briggs told twentysomething Kate Rusby how much she liked her version of The Recruited Collier, an 18th-century lament to lost love. Sadly, the conversation, on the fringe of a folk festival in Lincoln, was over in a flash. Briggs was thanked for her kind words and returned smartly to her drink. […]

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