FIRE FILMS announce feature documentary THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS about the iconic English singer is now streaming for the first time via Vimeo on Demand, including the first-ever digital release of a host of bonus materials.
- Audio commentary version of the film with Shirley Collins in discussion with the directors Tim Plester and Rob Curry
- Featurette telling the story of Shirley’s secret comeback show at the Union Chapel in 2014. Includes the full footage of the show itself.
- Behind the scenes film exploring the making of the film’s mesmerising reconstruction footage.
- Field recordings of Sam Amidon and Elle Osborne playing songs they learned from Shirley Collins
The singer who lost her voice.
Having been an indelible presence in the English folk scene for more than 20 years, Shirley Collins was until recently remembered predominantly for losing her voice in mysterious circumstances in the 1980s. This film explores [ . . . ] Continue reading