From: Folk Spots [folkspots_at_btinternet_dot_com]
Sent: 07 February 2008 19:35
Subject: Tenterden Folk Festival Hon Patron receives award

Tenterden Folk Festival’s Honorary Patron, Shirley Collins received The Good Tradition Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


The Radio 2 website says;
Shirley Collins MBE was a major contributor to the English folk revival of the 1950s and '60s, fusing a deep understanding of England's folk heritage with a contemporary attitude to musical settings.”  


Billy Bragg has called Shirley, “one of England's greatest cultural treasures.”


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Alan Castle


Trustee and festival director

Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Day Trust (Registered charity No. 1038663)

Promoting folk song, music and dance

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