List of famous folk singers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Different countries all across the globe offer a different musical flavor with folk music keeping the essence of each culture alive. Folk singers are regional singers who represent the culture and tradition of a region and have been carrying it forward for centuries. Evolving since 20th century, folk singers have kept history alive and today their music is gaining even more popularity. Historically, singing during work and carrying out chores, Folk singers did not have a traditional book to pass on these songs. However, eventually some of them created albums and CDs to find a wider audience. In nations where there are many immigrants, Folk Singers pass on their culture to the younger generation like the Punjabi Canadians and Greek Australians. Their songs are today considered important piece of art and are slowly being reinvented for the present day audiences. From India to China and from the Balkans to the Celtics, every country and region has their own folk singers and music which is a reminder of home and family. Folk singers have made it possible to keep our roots alive and cherish the music which is our own. Enter this site to read more about famous Folk Singers. Discover interesting trivia, life histories and facts from their biographies.

Van Morrison Van Morrison
British, Northern Irish

Cass Elliot Cass Elliot
British, American

Pete Seeger Pete Seeger
American

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
American
Pink Pink
American

Janis Ian Janis Ian
American
Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Peaches Peaches
Canadian

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian
Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
American

Nick DrakeNick Drake
Burmese
Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
American
Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
Irish
Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American
Al StewartAl Stewart
British
Sandy DennySandy Denny
British

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British
Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American

Bobby BareBobby Bare
American
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British
Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
British

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British
Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian
Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Judee SillJudee Sill
American

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American
Ralph McTellRalph McTell
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Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
Scottish
Dar WilliamsDar Williams
American
Lori McKennaLori McKenna
American
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
American

Kate WolfKate Wolf
American
Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
American
Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
Argentinian

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
American
Lucy RoseLucy Rose
British
Mason WilliamsMason Williams
American
PassengerPassenger
British

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
American
Bob RobertsBob Roberts
British
Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
British

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
British
Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
British
Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
British
Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
British

Eric BogleEric Bogle
Australian
Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
British
Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
American

Dean FriedmanDean Friedman
American
Mike HardingMike Harding
British
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
British
Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
German

John TamsJohn Tams
British
Bob ShaneBob Shane
American
Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
British

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
British
Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
German
Tommy MakemTommy Makem
American
John StewartJohn Stewart
American

June TaborJune Tabor
British
Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
American
Franzl LangFranzl Lang
German

Dave GuardDave Guard
American
Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
British
Teddy ThompsonTeddy Thompson
British
Sam AmidonSam Amidon
American