The Ballad Of Shirley Collins available to rent & stream

Fire Films celebrated documentary The Ballad Of Shirley Collins, about the iconic English singer, is now streaming for the first time via Vimeo on Demand, including the first ever digital release of a host of bonus materials. The film screened at prestigious international festivals including Rotterdam, CPH:DOX and the London Film Festival, and was released in US and UK cinemas in 2018.

You can now stream the film from the comfort of your own home via Vimeo On Demand.


– Audio commentary version of the film with Shirley Collins in discussion with the directors Tim Plester and Rob Curry

– Featurette telling the story of Shirley’s secret comeback show at the Union Chapel in 2014. Includes the full footage of the show itself.

– Behind the scenes film exploring the making of the film’s mesmerising reconstruction footage.

– Field recordings of Sam Amidon and Elle Osborne playing songs they learned from Shirley Collins

The Ballad Of Shirley Collins

One of the great voices in British folk music

The Guardian