military. He also performed on television and radio (including the "Voice of America in East Asia") and played venues like the Hong Kong Hilton. In 1967 he was posted again to Singapore where he began his own folk club at the Anophel Inn. Tom Lewis and Pam Ayres performed there, among others.
He was demobilized in 1968, and he began to perform full-time. In 1983 he and Jim Mageean, performing as a duo, won the Intervision Song Contest in Rostock, in East Germany. Later, in 1987, they were invited by the East German government to perform at a sea shanty festival in Berlin commemorating the city's founding. Although recent heath problems have slowed him down, Collins continues to tour and perform worldwide including in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and France as well as making frequent appearances in his native country at Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races, and maritime festivals at Hull, Lancaster, Bristol, Dundee, Maldon, Portsmouth, Gosport, Greenwich and Chatham. Partial discography * Traveller's Rest (1973) * Johnny's Private Army (1975) * Make the Rafters Roar (1979) with Jim Mageean * Free and Easy (1982) * Live at Herga! (1982) with Jim Mageean * Strontrace (1983) with Jim Mageean * Pedlar of Songs (1993) * Coming of Age (1996) * Shanties and Sea Songs (1996) * Now & Then Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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