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
15 July 1946, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell
07 November 1943, Canadian
Singer

Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman
30 March 1964, American
Singer

Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941, British, American
Singer

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982, American
Multi-instrumentalist

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

Aimee MannAimee Mann
08 September 1960, American
Alternative Artist

Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe
05 December 1997, American
Singer

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

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
Sierra DeatonSierra Deaton
11 February 1991, American
Pop Singer

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964, Indian
singer, composer

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,
Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
26 February 1981, American
Singer

Sandy DennySandy Denny
06 January 1947, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Kim CarnesKim Carnes
20 July 1945, American
Singer

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer

Una HealyUna Healy
10 October 1981, Irish
Singer

Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
14 May 1990, American
Actress
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
25 September 1964, Irish
Actress
Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969, British, Welsh
Singer

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British
 

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
04 January 1965, British
Singer

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
10 October 1965, British, American
Actress
Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
08 May 1976, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

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

Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
06 July 1953, American
Singer-songwriter

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
01 February 1990, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
28 August 1959, Scottish
musician, singer, songwriter
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
18 June 1942, American
Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
1945 AD, British
singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

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

Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
12 September 1943, American
Singer
Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
09 July 1935, Argentinian
Singer

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
23 August 1989, British
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Suzy BoggussSuzy Bogguss
30 December 1956, American
Musician

Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
14 August 1947, British
Singer

Kate RusbyKate Rusby
04 December 1973, British
Singer

Kate WolfKate Wolf
27 January 1942, American
Composer, Singer-songwriter

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
17 June 1935, American
Singer
Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
24 October 1973, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Lucy RoseLucy Rose
British
 

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

Mimi FariñaMimi Fariña
30 April 1945, American
Singer
Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
25 November 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
German
 
Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
30 March 1949, British
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

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