Shirley Collins | Desert Island Discs

The legendary folk singer, Shirley Collins, is the latest guest to share the soundtrack of her life with Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

Shirley talks about her childhood, growing up singing traditional folk songs with her family, discovering that she would like to make it her career and performing with her sister, Dolly.

Shirley’s choices include The Copper Family – The Birds in the Spring, Mississippi Fred McDowell – 61 Highway Blues and Mark Knopfler – Going Home.

Listen to the full episode here.