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Shirley & Dolly Collins
United Kingdom

Years: 1969 - 1979
Styles: Folk Rock


Shirley Collins - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1979)
Dolly Collins - Accordion, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1979)

Biography Picture   1967 saw the essentially southern  English song collection, The Sweet Primeroses, With    accompanied for the first time by her sister Dolly's portative organ. 1968's The Power of the True Love Knot also featured  Dolly's accompaniment. 1969 brought another collaboration, The Holly Bears the Crown, this time with The Young Tradition — featuring, addition to  Dolly CollinsPeter BellamyHeather Wood, and Royston Wood. This album was not released until 1995.

     Anthems in Eden was released in 1969, the first album to be credited to Shirley and Dolly Collins. It featured a suite of songs centred on the changes in rural England brought about by the First World WarDolly Collins created arrangements featuring David Munrow and various other players from his Early Music Consort. The unusual combination of ancient instruments included  rebecs, sackbuts,  viols  and crumhorns. Anthems in Eden  was followed by Love, Death and the Lady, also co-credited with Dolly , in 1970.

      1978's For As Many As Will was the last studio album recorded by Shirley and Dolly Collins .



Anthems In Eden (1969)
Love, Death & The Lady (1970)
For As Many As Will (1978)

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