Shirley Collins at Colston Hall

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Blur’s Graham Coxon announced as special guest for Shirley Collins gig at Colston Hall

Blur’s lead guitarist and vocalist, Graham Coxon has announced he will be one of the special guests for the upcoming Shirley Collins gig at Colston Hall on Saturday 11th February.

Last year it was announced that the legendary folk singer, Shirley Collins had returned to recording after 38 years with her new album, Lodestar, which would be celebrated with a handful of live shows featuring guests special to make each show unique.

Colston Hall will host one of these very special Lodestar events and will be one of the first shows celebrating the venue’s 150th anniversary year. 

The Bristol show’s line-up will now include appearances from Graham Coxon, the English musician and singer-songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band, Blur, Mercury-nominated folk singer Sam Lee, and singer and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney. The show will also feature Boss Morris, an all-female Morris dancing ensemble and visuals from Nick Abrams.

Shirley Collins has created, what is considered to be, the unlikeliest release of the century so far with Lodestar and the live show will be no different. The album is a collection of English, American and Cajun songs dating from the 16th century to the 1950s, recorded at Shirley’s home in Lewes by Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown of Cyclobe and produced and musically directed by Ian Kearey.

For more information on the show and to book tickets visit www.colstonhall.org or call the box office on 0844 887 1500.

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