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.

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Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
(American)
Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(American)

Nick DrakeNick Drake
(Burmese)
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(American)
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
(American)

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
(British)
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
(British)
Sandy DennySandy Denny
(British)

Ralph McTellRalph McTell
Al StewartAl Stewart
(British)
Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
(Argentinian)

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
(Indian)
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
(British)
Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
(Scottish)

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Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(British)
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
(American)
Stan RogersStan Rogers
(Canadian)

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
(British)
Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
(British)
Judee SillJudee Sill
(American)

Tim HardinTim Hardin
(American)
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(American)
Beth OrtonBeth Orton
(British)

Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
(British)
Lori McKennaLori McKenna
(American)
PassengerPassenger
(British)

Mason WilliamsMason Williams
(American)
Kate WolfKate Wolf
(American)
Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
(British)

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
(American)
Bob RobertsBob Roberts
(British)
Kate RusbyKate Rusby
(British)

Eric BogleEric Bogle
(Australian)
Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
(British)
Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
(American)

Mike HardingMike Harding
(British)
Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
(British)
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
(British)

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
(American)
Lucy RoseLucy Rose
(British)
Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
(American)

Tommy MakemTommy Makem
(American)
Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
(German)
Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
(American)

Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
(German)
Bob ShaneBob Shane
(American)
Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
(British)

Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
(American)
John TamsJohn Tams
(British)
Teddy ThompsonTeddy Thompson
(British)

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
(British)
Franzl LangFranzl Lang
(German)
Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
(British)

Dean FriedmanDean Friedman
(American)
Dave GuardDave Guard
(American)
June TaborJune Tabor
(British)

Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
(British)
John StewartJohn Stewart
(American)
Sam AmidonSam Amidon
(American)

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
(Canadian)
Jeffrey FoucaultJeffrey Foucault
(American)
Ron HynesRon Hynes
(Canadian)

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
(American)
John FaheyJohn Fahey
(American)
Greg BrownGreg Brown
(American)

Andy IrvineAndy Irvine
(British)