Tenterden Folk Festivals 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.
For more information on the Folk Awards - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/folkawards2008/winners.shtml
For more about Shirley - http://www.shirleycollins.com/
For more about Tenterden Folk Festival - : www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Trustee and festival director
Tenterden Folk Festival
Tenterden Folk Day Trust (Registered charity No. 1038663)
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