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

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.

George EzraGeorge Ezra
(British)

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
(American)

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(American)
Nick DrakeNick Drake

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
(British)
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(American)

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
(British)

Lucy RoseLucy Rose
(British)

Al StewartAl Stewart
(British)
Sandy DennySandy Denny
(British)

Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
(British)
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
(British)

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
(Indian)

Ron HynesRon Hynes
(Canadian)

PassengerPassenger
(British)
Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
(British)

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
(British)
BirdyBirdy
(British)

Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
(American)

Stan RogersStan Rogers
(Canadian)

Tim HardinTim Hardin
(American)
Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(British)

Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
(British)
Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
(Argentine)

Bob RobertsBob Roberts
(British)

Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
(American)

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
(American)
Judee SillJudee Sill
(American)

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
(British)
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(American)

Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
(British)

Ralph McTellRalph McTell

Mason WilliamsMason Williams
(American)
Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
(British)

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
(American)
Dar WilliamsDar Williams
(American)

Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
(British)

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
(British)

Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
(German)
Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
(Scottish)

Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
(British)
Lori McKennaLori McKenna
(American)

Eric BogleEric Bogle
(Australian)

Kate WolfKate Wolf
(American)

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
(American)
John FaheyJohn Fahey
(American)

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
(British)
Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
(American)

Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
(American)

Franzl LangFranzl Lang
(German)

Tommy MakemTommy Makem
(American)
John TamsJohn Tams
(British)

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
(American)
Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
(German)

Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
(British)

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
(Canadian)

Teddy ThompsonTeddy Thompson
(British)
Jeffrey FoucaultJeffrey Foucault
(American)

June TaborJune Tabor
(British)
Sam AmidonSam Amidon
(American)

Bob ShaneBob Shane
(American)

Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
(British)

Dave GuardDave Guard
(American)
Dean FriedmanDean Friedman
(American)

Mike HardingMike Harding
(British)
Greg BrownGreg Brown
(American)

Andy IrvineAndy Irvine
(British)

John StewartJohn Stewart
(American)

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