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

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

Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941, British, American
Singer

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982, American
Multi-instrumentalist

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado
02 December 1978, Canadian
 
Deborah FalconerDeborah Falconer
13 August 1965, American
Actress

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist

PinkPink
08 September 1979, American
Singer-songwriter
Christina Perri Christina Perri
19 August 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
Singer
Mary TraversMary Travers
09 November 1936, American
Singer-songwriter

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974, Irish
Musician

Janis IanJanis Ian
07 April 1951, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author

Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American
Singer

PeachesPeaches
11 November 1968, Canadian
Musician
Sierra DeatonSierra Deaton
11 February 1991, American
Pop Singer

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961, Canadian
Singer, Songwriter

Deborah RyanDeborah Ryan
13 May 1993, American
Actress, Singer

Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
05 April 1950, Swedish
Swedish musician
Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
14 May 1990, American
Actress

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
01 February 1990, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
25 September 1964, Irish
Actress

Kim CarnesKim Carnes
20 July 1945, American
Singer

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,
Sandy DennySandy Denny
06 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter

Colbie CaillatColbie Caillat
28 May 1985, American
Singer-songwriter
Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
26 February 1981, American
Singer

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964, Indian
singer, composer

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
23 August 1989, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
06 July 1953, American
Singer-songwriter

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Una HealyUna Healy
10 October 1981, Irish
Singer
Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
08 May 1976, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969, British, Welsh
Singer

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
04 January 1965, British
Singer

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
10 October 1965, British, American
Actress
Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
12 September 1943, American
Singer
Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
1945 AD, British
singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist

Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
German
 

Kathleen Alice MatteaKathy Mattea
21 June 1959, American
Singer-songwriter

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
19 April 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Singer,
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

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

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

Jill GibsonJill Gibson
18 June 1942, American
Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter

Suzy BoggussSuzy Bogguss
30 December 1956, American
Musician
Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
09 July 1935, Argentinian
Singer

Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
30 March 1949, British
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Mimi FariñaMimi Fariña
30 April 1945, American
Singer

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
28 August 1959, Scottish
musician, singer, songwriter

Lori McKennaLori McKenna
22 December 1968, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
17 June 1935, American
Singer

Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
14 August 1947, British
Singer
Kate WolfKate Wolf
27 January 1942, American
Composer, Singer-songwriter

Lucy RoseLucy Rose
British
 

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
04 December 1973, British
Singer

Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
29 September 1944, British
Singer

June TaborJune Tabor
31 December 1947, British
Singer
Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
British
 

Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
25 November 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

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

Lydia MendozaLydia Mendoza
31 May 1916, American
Guitarist
Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
Canadian
 

Ronnie GilbertRonnie Gilbert
07 September 1926, American
Musician
Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
08 June 1947, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Actor

Anna MarlyAnna Marly
30 October 1917, French
Singer

Jean RedpathJean Redpath
28 April 1937, Scottish
Singer
Tara BlaiseTara Blaise
01 March 1975, Irish, British
Singer

Roseanne CashRoseanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-songwriter
Sigrid MoldestadSigrid Moldestad
19 July 1972, Norwegian
Singer

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
26 March 1981, American