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Shirley Collins' 1964 album, Folk Roots, New Routes, is an uncompromising work that spearheaded innovation in the middle of the folk music revival. Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Shirley Collins' latest album is called Lodestar. Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shirley Collins On World Cafe

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"Now I think I can completely inhabit the songs because of what I've been through," Collins says. Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Shirley Collins Got Her Voice Back

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British folk singer Shirley Collins has returned to singing after what she calls her "wilderness years." Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 38 Years Of Silence, A Legend Of Folk Music Sings

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