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Shirley Collins: Shirley is a bit of a Good Fairy

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 25 May 1968

THE YOUNG man fitted together what looked like a short walking stick with holes and showed it to folksinger Shirley Collins. "That's what we call a crumhorn," he said, "and this is a shawm." Shirley's composer sister, Dolly, made careful notes.

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