Imagine being a singer — in this case, a singer of traditional British folk songs and murder ballads, songs of love, hate, revenge, redemption and tragedy. And as the singer of these songs, you get pretty well known in the circles of folk music in the 1960s and 1970s.
Now, imagine a broken heart robs you of your ability to sing. For 38 years, your voice — once beautiful — falls silent.
This is the story of the great Shirley Collins.