Shirley Collins

presents Lodestar Live

The legendary folk singer and one of England’s most respected song collectors – has announced her return to recording after 38 years. The new album, Lodestar, will be released on November 4th on the influential label Domino.

With it, Shirley is announcing a handful of live shows which will feature songs from the new album and guests special to each date to make each show unique. Colston Hall will have one of these very special Lodestar events.

Shirley has created the unlikeliest release of the century so far and the live show will be no different. The album is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th Century to the 1950s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey. 

She’ll be joined on the night by these musicians, plus Blur’s Graham Coxon, Mercury-nominated singer Sam Lee, and singer and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney . The show will also feature Boss Morris, an all-female Morris dancing ensemble, and visuals from Nick Abrams.

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Part of Colston Hall’s 150th Anniversary programme


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