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Shirley Collins Chronological Discography

This list is sorted by the album's first release year. It is based on David Suff's and Shirley Collins' own discography and my record collection.

Non-essential albums, e.g. compilations with Shirley Collins tracks easily available elsewhere, are listed in grey instead of black.


Various Artists, Folk Song Today, 10" LP, HMV DLP 1143


Alan Lomax and the Ramblers, Hard Case / Dirty Old Town, single, Decca F 10787


Alan Lomax and the Ramblers, Alan Lomax and the Ramblers, EP, Decca DFE 6367


Shirley Collins, Sweet England, LP, Argo RG 150

Shirley Collins, The Foggy Dew, EP, Collector JEB 3

Shirley Collins, English Songs, EP, Collector JEB 5


Shirley Collins, False True Lovers, LP, Folkways FG 3564

Various Artists, A Jug of Punch: Broadside Ballads Old and New, LP, HMV CLP 1327

Various Artists, A Pinch of Salt: British Sea Songs Old and New, LP, HMV CLP 1362

Various Artists, Rocket Along: New Ballads on Old Lines, LP, HMV DLP 1204


Shirley Collins, Heroes in Love, EP, Topic TOP95


Shirley Collins, English Songs Volume 2, EP, Collector JEB 9

Shirley Collins, Shirley Sings Irish, EP, Collector JEI 1508

Shirley Collins & Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Routes, LP, Decca LP 4652


Various Artists, Folk Now, LP, Decca LK 4683


Various Artists, Folk Scene, LP, Folk Scene FSP 001

Various Artists, Folk Songs: An Anthology (Topic Sampler No 2), LP, Topic TPS145


Shirley Collins, The Sweet Primeroses, LP, Topic 12T170, 1967

Shirley Collins, The Power of the True Love Knot, LP, Polydor 583 025, 1967


Shirley & Dolly Collins, Anthems in Eden, LP, Harvest SHVL 754

Various Artists, Selby Abbey 900th Anniversary, LP, Temple House, unnumbered


Shirley & Dolly Collins, Love, Death & the Lady, LP, Harvest SHVL 771

Various Artists, Folk Songs: A Collection of Ballads & Broadsides (Topic Sampler No 6), LP, Topic TPS201

Various Artists, Picnic: A Breath of Fresh Air, 2 LP, EMI/Harvest SHSS 1/2


Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band, No Roses, LP, Pegasus PEG 7, 1971


Ashley Hutchings and Friends, Morris On, LP, Island HELP5

Various Artists, Clogs, comp. LP, Peg PS1


Shirley Collins, Adieu to Old England, LP, Topic 12TS238

Shirley Collins, A Favourite Garland, LP, Deram SML 1117

Various Artists, Rave On, comp. LP, B&C CREST 17


Various Artists, The Electric Muse: The Story of Folk into Rock, 4 LP, Island/Transatlantic Folk 1001, 1975

Various Artists, 4. Folk-Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2LP, Claves DPf 700/2


The Albion Dance Band, Hopping Down in Kent / Merry Sherwood Rangers, single, Harvest HAR 5113

Shirley Collins, Amaranth, LP, Harvest SHSM 2008

Ashley Hutchings and Friends, Son of Morris On, LP, EMI Harvest SHSM 2012

Various Artists, The Greater Antilles Sampler, comp. LP, Antilles AX 7000


The Albion Dance Band, The Prospect Before Us, LP, Harvest SHSP 4059


Shirley & Dolly Collins, For As Many As Will, LP, Topic 12TS380


Shirley Collins & Bert Jansch, The Mariner's Farewell / Black Birds of Brittany, EP, Streetsong No. 1

Various Artists, 70 Golden Nursery Rhymes, LP, Tempo STMP 9031


Keith Dewhurst and The Albion Band, Lark Rise to Candleford, LP, Charisma CDS4020


Peter Bellamy, The Maritime England Suite, privately issued cassette


Various Artists, Walking on the Moon, comp. CD, Mooncrest CREST CD 001


Shirley Collins, Fountain of Snow, compilation CD, Durtro 010CD

Ptolemaic Terrascope Magazine Vol. 10, EP, Ptolemaic POP 10

Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992


The Albion Dance Band, The Prospect Before Us, CD reissue with 2 bonus tracks, Hannibal HNCD 1403

Current 93, Thunder Perfect Mind, CD, Durtro 011CD


Shirley & Dolly Collins, Love, Death & the Lady, CD, Harvest CZ 534, 1994

Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Vol 1, CD, HTD Records HTD CD 23


Shirley Collins, The Sweet Primeroses, CD, Topic TSCD476, 1995

The Etchingham Steam Band, The Etchingham Steam Band, CD, Fledg'ling FLED3002, 1995

Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Vol 2, CD, HTD Records HTD CD 29, 1995

Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Vol 3, CD, HTD Records HTD CD 38, 1995

The Young Tradition with Shirley & Dolly Collins, The Holly Bears the Crown, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3006, 1995

Various Artists, Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 1, comp. CD, Rhino R2 72160, 1995

Various Artists, Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 2, comp. CD, Rhino R2 72161, 1995


Current 93, The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home, CD, Durtro 031CD, 1996

Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Vol 4, CD, HTD Records HTD CD 66, 1996

Various Artists, The Season Round, comp. CD, Topic TSCD700, 1996

Various Artists, The Voice of Folk, comp. CD, Topic TSCD705, 1996


The Albion Band, The BBC Sessions, CD, Strange Fruit SFRSCD050, 1998

Shirley & Dolly Collins, Harking Back (live 1978/9), CD, Durtro 046CD, 1998

Ashley Hutchings, The Collection, comp. CD, Mooncrest CRESTCD030, 1998


Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes, 3 CD, Free Reed FRTCD 14, 1999

Buz Collins, Water and Rain, CD, Fellside FECD139, 1999

Shirley Collins, Sweet England, CD, Topic TSCD815, 1999

Shirley Collins & Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Routes, CD, Topic TSCD819, 1999

Various Artists, English Originals, comp. CD, Topic TSCD706, 1999

Various Artists, The Folk Collection, comp. 2 CD, Topic TSCD707/8, 1999

Various Artists, Harvest Festival, 5 CD EMI retrospective, EMI 07243 521 198 20, 1999


Shirley Collins, The Power of the True Love Knot, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3028, 2000

Various Artists, Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year, CD, Rounder 11661-1850-2, 2000 (rec. 1957)

Various Artists, And We'll All Have Tea… English Folk Anthology, 2 CD, Proper / Retro R2CD 40-106, 2000


Shirley Collins, False True Lovers, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3029, 2001

Various Artists, A Woman's Voice: First Person Singular, comp. CD, Topic TSCD521, 2001


Albion Morris, Still Dancing After All These Years, CD, FOAD 30/CD, 2002

Shirley Collins, Within Sound, 4 CD, Fledg'ling NEST 5001, 2002

Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002


Shirley & Dolly Collins, Love, Death & the Lady, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3039, 2003

Various Artists, Song Links: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their Australian Variants, 2 CD, Fellside FECD176D, 2003


Shirley Collins, The Classic Collection, comp. CD, Highpoint HPO6008, 2004

Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004


Ashley Hutchings, Burning Bright: The Ashley Hutchings Story, 4+1 CD, Free Reed FRQCD50, 2005


Shirley & Dolly Collins, Snapshots, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3057, 2006

Current 93, Black Ships Ate the Sky, CD, Durtro JNANA 2112, 2006

Colin Meloy, Colin Meloy Sings trad. arr. Shirley Collins, CD, private issue, 2006

Various Artists, Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978, 4 CD, Castle Music CMXBX1030, 2006

Various Artists, The Fairport Companion: Loose Chippings from the Fairport Family Tree, comp. 2 CD, Castle Music CMDDD1337, 2006

Various Artists, Midwinter, 4 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 30, 2006

Various Artists, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, comp. CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3061, 2006


The Albion Dance Band, Dancing Days Are Here Again, 2 CD, Talking Elephant TECD106, 2007

Various Artists, A Breath of Fresh Air, 3 CD, EMI/Harvest SHTW801, 2007

Various Artists, Old Wine New Skins, CD, Dusk Fire DUSKCD104, 2007


Shirley & Dolly Collins, The Harvest Years, comp. 2 CD, EMI 228 404-2, 2008


Various Artists, Looking for a New England, CD, fRoots ACE1, w/ magazine 317/318, 2009

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009


Shirley Collins, Sweet England, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3080, 2010

Various Artists, Folk Against Fascism, 2 CD, Folk Against Fascism FAF1CD, 2010


Shirley & Dolly Collins, For As Many As Will, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3019, 2011

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to English Folk, 2 CD, World Music RGNET 1261 CD, 2011


Shirley Collins, Two Classic Albums Plus Bonus Tracks, comp. 2 CD, Real Gone RGMCD042, 2012


Shirley Collins, The Foggy Dew, EP reissue, Fledg'ling WING 1001, 2014


Shirley Collins, English Songs, EP reissue, Fledg'ling WING 1002, 2015

Shirley Collins, The Bonny Cuckoo, EP, Fledg'ling WING 1003, 2015

Various Artists, Shirley Inspired…, 3 LP / 3 CD, Earth EARTHLP003/EARTHCD003, 2015


Shirley Collins, English Songs Volume 2, EP reissue, Fledg'ling WING 1004, 2016

Shirley Collins, Lodestar, LP/CD, Domino WIGLP389/WIGCD389X, 2016


Shirley Collins, An Introduction to, CD, Topic TICD002, October 20, 2017

Various Artists, Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music, 2 CD, Topic TICD001, 2017