20180629When the legendary folk singer Shirley Collins was betrayed by her husband, her inimitable voice also began to let her down. Her career was in pieces for nearly forty years... until an old song from the Welsh border brought back the pure, yet earthy tones which had once turned thousands of rock fans into folk fans. Phil Rickman met her at the Hay Festival and uncovered a story as haunting as a dark traditional ballad.

Phil Rickman in conversation with the folk singer Shirley Collins.