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Shirley Collins and the Lodestar Band

Live from the Barbican

Shiley Collins wearing a patterned scarf, in front of a graphic of the Barbican building

The influential English folksinger debuts her brilliant new record Heart’s Ease, alongside classic songs from her back catalogue.

Accompanied by strummed guitar or strings, Shirley Collins’s voice reflects the rich heritage of folk music, spinning stories of ocean voyages, pastoral life and ancient folk tales – traditional-style songs of rural England. Collins performs alongside her six-piece Lodestar Band, with arrangements by music-director Ian Kearey. This will be a special performance to celebrate Heart’s Ease and will be the first time the new record, released summer 2020, has been performed live.

A key figure in the folk revival movement of the 60s and 70s, she was instrumental in the research and archiving of folk songs that might otherwise have been lost to history. After retiring early from music with the loss of her singing voice, now in her 80s she has staged a comeback in recent years. Her latest recordings outline an artist regaining her former power.

This performance is subject to government guidelines.

Under new guidelines, we’ve fewer available seats in our venues and thoroughly clean between performances. Two households can sit together (subject to review), and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

Livestream tickets will be available to watch back until Tue 25 May at 8pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point.

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We'll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these concerts (subject to government guidelines).

Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. Two households can sit together (subject to review), and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

We're working hard to make this a high quality experience for everyone, whether you're with us live in the Hall or watching from home. Due to the technical requirements of streaming a live performance, if you're in the Hall you might notice cameras and operators are visible, and staging, lighting and sound levels might change.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

£12.50

Livestream tickets will be available to watch back until Tue 25 May at 8pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point.

To watch on the night head to barbican.org.uk/broadcast

You can only buy one online ticket. If you wish to buy a ticket for someone who will be watching in a different household please contact our Box Office team at [email protected]

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‘England’s greatest folk singer, braver than ever‘
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