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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Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(American)

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
(British)
Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
(American)
Nick DrakeNick Drake
(Burmese)

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

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
(British)
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
(American)
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
(Indian)

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Beth OrtonBeth Orton
(British)
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
(British)
Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
(British)

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
(British)
Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(British)
Stan RogersStan Rogers
(Canadian)

Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
(American)
Judee SillJudee Sill
(American)
Tim HardinTim Hardin
(American)

Ralph McTellRalph McTell
Lucy RoseLucy Rose
(British)
Lori McKennaLori McKenna
(American)

Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
(Argentinian)
Kate WolfKate Wolf
(American)
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(American)

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
(Scottish)
Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
(American)
Mason WilliamsMason Williams
(American)

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
(American)
PassengerPassenger
(British)
Bob RobertsBob Roberts
(British)

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
(American)
Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
(British)
Eric BogleEric Bogle
(Australian)

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
(American)
Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
(British)
Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
(British)

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
(British)
Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
(British)
Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
(American)

Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
(British)
Dean FriedmanDean Friedman
(American)
Mike HardingMike Harding
(British)

Tommy MakemTommy Makem
(American)
Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
(British)
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
(British)

John TamsJohn Tams
(British)
Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
(British)
Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
(German)

Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
(German)
Bob ShaneBob Shane
(American)
June TaborJune Tabor
(British)

Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
(American)
Franzl LangFranzl Lang
(German)
Dave GuardDave Guard
(American)

Teddy ThompsonTeddy Thompson
(British)
Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
(Canadian)
Sam AmidonSam Amidon
(American)

Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
(British)
John StewartJohn Stewart
(American)
Jeffrey FoucaultJeffrey Foucault
(American)

Ron HynesRon Hynes
(Canadian)
John FaheyJohn Fahey
(American)
Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
(American)