New Release: Shirley Collins – Lodestar


After almost 40 years, legendary British folk artist Shirley Collins has returned from the shadows,
announcing her return with a brand new record, Lodestar – due for release on November 4th

Lodestar is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950’s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey

The first track to be shared from Lodestar is Cruel Lincoln. Shirley explains the history of the song: “This is an ancient ballad, found only rarely in England. The theory is that Cruel Lincoln was a mason who was not paid for the work he did for ‘the Lord of the Manor’ and so extracted a terrible revenge”

Take a listen below…

Lodestar will be available on limited edition deluxe vinyl with a 24 page 12” booklet, featuring song notes by Shirley Collins and sleeve notes by Stewart Lee, plus a signed print (available exclusively via Dom Mart), limited edition deluxe CD with 28 page booklet and standard vinyl