Throughout history, there have been many women folk singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female folk singers such as Nelly Furtado, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Chapman, Pink, Aimee Mann.The women folk singers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

15 July 1946

American

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
(Multi-instrumentalist)

18 January 1982

American

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell
(Singer)

07 November 1943

Canadian

Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman

30 March 1964

American

Cass ElliotCass Elliot
(Singer)

19 September 1941

British,American

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado

02 December 1978

Canadian

Charlotte RamplingCharlotte Rampling
(Actress)

05 February 1946

British

Christina Perri Christina Perri
(Singer-songwriter)

19 August 1986

American

Aimee MannAimee Mann
(Alternative Artist)

08 September 1960

American

PinkPink
(Singer-songwriter)

08 September 1979

American

Janis IanJanis Ian
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author)

07 April 1951

American

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
(Actress, Singer)

13 May 1993

American

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Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
(Swedish musician)

05 April 1950

Swedish

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
(Singer, Songwriter)

02 November 1961

Canadian

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist)

01 May 1939

American

Sandy DennySandy Denny
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter)

06 January 1947

British

Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
(Singer)

09 July 1935

Argentinian

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
(singer, composer)

12 March 1964

Indian

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Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
(musician, singer, songwriter)

28 August 1959

Scottish

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)

01 February 1990

British

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist)

1945 AD

British

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist)

23 August 1989

British

Judee SillJudee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

07 October 1944

American

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)

22 January 1986

British

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Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter)

18 June 1942

American

Beth OrtonBeth Orton

British

Lori McKennaLori McKenna
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)

22 December 1968

American

Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
(Singer)

14 August 1947

British

Kate WolfKate Wolf
(Composer, Singer-songwriter)

27 January 1942

American

Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

30 March 1949

British

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Lucy RoseLucy Rose

British

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
(Singer)

04 December 1973

British

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
(Singer)

17 June 1935

American

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist)

19 April 1967

American

Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier

German

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

24 October 1973

American

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Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina

British

Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
(Historian, Singer, Musicologist, Musician, Singer-songwriter)

08 December 1922

American

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
(Singer)

29 September 1944

British

Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

25 November 1979

British

Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Actor)

08 June 1947

British

June TaborJune Tabor
(Singer)

31 December 1947

British

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Ruth MoodyRuth Moody

Canadian

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell

26 March 1981

American