Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Cherry Tree Carol and The Ballad of Shirley Collins
Our arrangement of 'Cherry Tree Carol' is part of a Shirley Collins 'Inspired' compilation to help raise funds thru Kickstarter, for the documentary 'The Ballad of Shirley Collins'. We first learned of the song from Shirley's album 'Sweet England' recorded in 1959. Cherry Tree Carol is one of the oldest known Folk Songs…the earliest form of the song is said to have been sung at the Feast of Corpus Christi in the early 15th century.