Still more Shirley Collins!

The Shirley Inspired Shirley Collins tribute album goes from strength to strength! It's now available on triple CD as well as the (more expensive but beautifully put together) vinyl triple album: buy your copy direct from Earth Recordings. Some of the reviews have mentioned our track, 'Proud Maisrie':

"Slate Islands blend voice and birdsong on 'Proud Maisrie' to warmly unusual effect." The Vinyl District

"Other high points come with...the weird, whispery, twittery bird and nature sounds created vocally by Hebridean singer Polly MacLean on London-based Slate Islands' Proud Maisrie." Folk Radio UK

"['Shepherds Arise'...Crying Lion grace the song with traditional vocal harmonies]. Beautifully erudite London-based Slate Islands' reading of 'Proud Maisrie' is in a similar vein, the classic full-voiced treatment sounding something like Sandy Denny or Norma Waterson." Tasty

"Kudos also to Polly MacLean and her Slate Islands cohorts for another marvellous a cappella track, 'Proud Maisrie'. Very eerie (with nasty cawing crows in the background, no doubt an excited Islander)." Soundblab

"The fact is what makes British folk music so appealing is the link the music has with the landscape of the country and the sea that bounds it. Take for example Slate Islands 'Proud Maisrie': it's a haunting rendition of the song that uses voice to bring to life the myriad bird calls and drone sounds one hears in the background." Blurt