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.
Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell
07 November 1943, Canadian
Singer
Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman
30 March 1964, American
 

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982, American
Multi-instrumentalist

Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941, British, American
Singer

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado
02 December 1978, Canadian
 
Charlotte RamplingCharlotte Rampling
05 February 1946, British
Actress

Christina Perri Christina Perri
19 August 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist

Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American
Singer
PinkPink
08 September 1979, American
Singer-songwriter

Janis IanJanis Ian
07 April 1951, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author
Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974, Irish
Musician

PeachesPeaches
11 November 1968, Canadian
Musician

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
13 May 1993, American
Actress, Singer
Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
05 April 1950, Swedish
Swedish musician

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961, Canadian
Singer, Songwriter
Sierra DeatonSierra Deaton
11 February 1991, American
Pop Singer

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,

Sandy DennySandy Denny
06 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British
 

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964, Indian
singer, composer
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
01 February 1990, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
22 January 1986, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
23 August 1989, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
1945 AD, British
singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
28 August 1959, Scottish
musician, singer, songwriter

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
19 April 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Singer,

Lori McKennaLori McKenna
22 December 1968, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Jill GibsonJill Gibson
18 June 1942, American
Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter
Kate WolfKate Wolf
27 January 1942, American
Composer, Singer-songwriter

Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
09 July 1935, Argentinian
Singer

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
24 October 1973, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Lucy RoseLucy Rose
British
 

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Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
17 June 1935, American
Singer
Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
14 August 1947, British
Singer

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
04 December 1973, British
Singer
Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
25 November 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
30 March 1949, British
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
German
 
Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
British
 

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
29 September 1944, British
Singer
June TaborJune Tabor
31 December 1947, British
Singer

Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
08 December 1922, American
Historian, Singer, Musicologist, Musician,

Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
08 June 1947, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Actor

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
Canadian
 

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
26 March 1981, American