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Upcoming Female Artists

26 Apr 10 - 12:32 PM (#2894658)
Subject: Upcoming Female Artists
From: S.T.M.

Hiya, this is "Sinéad" (I decided to sign up).

After all the recent discussion about weak voices from females in folk music and who has a voice of distinction, I was wondering which female folk singers you would recommend and why. The only rule is that they have to be new to the scene (let's say, the last 10 years) or unknown.

For me, it has to be Jackie Oates, Bill Jones and Nancy Kerr (okay, so she's not new or THAT unknown but she's rarely mentioned).

Sinéad.


26 Apr 10 - 02:39 PM (#2894727)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: VirginiaTam

Crow Sister

you can find a link to her myspace somewhere in following thread link

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=122409&messages=31#2684334


26 Apr 10 - 03:32 PM (#2894766)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: The Sandman

Dick Miles
http://www.dickmiles.com


26 Apr 10 - 03:40 PM (#2894769)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,The Smiler

You tart Dick :-)


26 Apr 10 - 03:50 PM (#2894774)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Midchuck

My little niece. Who claims she got interested in it from hearing her old uncle and aunt singing around campfires and such when she was a child.

Peter


26 Apr 10 - 04:58 PM (#2894814)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: RTim

The Askew Sisters!!!

Tim Radford


27 Apr 10 - 02:35 AM (#2895082)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: VirginiaTam

Peter - you must be very proud. :)


27 Apr 10 - 03:53 AM (#2895095)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,CAP

Emily Slade


27 Apr 10 - 04:04 AM (#2895099)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,Phil B

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-YSgN1HoXw

A small slice of Jackie from the vaults.


27 Apr 10 - 04:19 AM (#2895103)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Acorn4

Ruth Notman - Lucy Ward.


27 Apr 10 - 07:59 AM (#2895192)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: jennyr

Fay Hield.

Heard her live a few weeks ago - magnificent!


27 Apr 10 - 08:09 AM (#2895197)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Zen

Flossie Malavialle


27 Apr 10 - 08:19 AM (#2895201)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Bonnie Shaljean

muireann nic amhlaoibh - http://www.muireann.ie/

Pronounced MWIRinn nee OWL eve


27 Apr 10 - 08:37 AM (#2895207)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,Two of a Hind

Have we forgotten Kate Rusby


27 Apr 10 - 08:54 AM (#2895217)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,JustMe

I was listening to Iona Leigh yesterday and found her to be very pleasant.
http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/287003

and

http://www.ionaleigh.com/


27 Apr 10 - 09:08 AM (#2895222)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,The Smiler

Oooh I do like this young lady, called Marina Lambrini Diamandis(born 10 October 1985), better known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds (sometimes stylised as Marina & the diamonds), is a Welsh singer-songwriter of Greek descent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5Y&feature=channel


27 Apr 10 - 09:17 AM (#2895226)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Tim Leaning

Sam Cole.


27 Apr 10 - 09:19 AM (#2895229)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Dave the Gnome

Fiona Simpson. Back on the 'folk scene' after some years doing family and church things. Fabulous voice with a range few can equal.

Dick - Is your question on sex changes was just so you could appear as an upcoming female artist - Forget it! :-)

DeG


27 Apr 10 - 11:21 AM (#2895282)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: treewind

"Have we forgotten Kate Rusby"
Well outside the 10 year rule and she's isn't "upcoming" any more...


27 Apr 10 - 02:22 PM (#2895394)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: oldhippie

I saw the thread title, then the post that added the "folk" requirement. Until it being limited to folk, I was going to suggest Gin Wigmore. Alas...


27 Apr 10 - 06:07 PM (#2895525)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: SylviaN

Watch out for False Hare (Helen Morris and Katie Weatherall from the Kit and Cutter FC).


27 Apr 10 - 06:27 PM (#2895533)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Herga Kitty

S.T.M - I think you're a bit behind the times... I first heard Bill Jones (as well as Nancy)well over 10 years ago!

Kitty


27 Apr 10 - 07:55 PM (#2895570)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,Guest - Lin

Priscilla Herdman a fine, fine folk singer from Upstate, NY. She has a lovely voice! Sometimes reminds me a little of early Judy Collins.

She is on tour in California right now and I had the opportunity to see in concert in Southern, Califoria this past weekend.
She will have some radio spots in Northern, California this week and if you just go to Priscilla Herdman's web site you will be able to find the folk radio programs she will be on. She will also have three concerts in Northern, California in Santa Cruz, Berkeley and Davis.

Her concert in Southern, California was wonderful and I loved her songs, especially her cover of Don McClean's, "Vincent" and a very moving version of, "Waltzing Matilda."


28 Apr 10 - 03:34 AM (#2895735)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: GUEST,Essex girl

Miranda Sykes (with show of Hands)
Ruth Angel (Rainbow chasers- Ashley Hutchins)


28 Apr 10 - 03:41 AM (#2895736)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: stallion

Michelle Holding


28 Apr 10 - 03:59 AM (#2895743)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: mandotim

Tina Taylor. Powerful, emotional voice, ansd some really good self-penned material.


28 Apr 10 - 05:28 AM (#2895789)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Rob Naylor

Beth Gibbins has a pretty good voice when she lets it go:

Beth Gibbins with Fairport

She was just 15 when she sang that with Fairport. Not sure she can be classed as "folk" though: Tiny Tin Lady is moving further away from the genre now.

Katie Doherty's voice can be a bit "breathy", but I still like it:

Katie Doherty "Bridges"


28 Apr 10 - 07:13 AM (#2895829)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: greg stephens

I think False Hare (Katie Weatherall and Helen Morris) are terific. Here they are(sound is not good but you'll get the idea) at Glastonbury 2009
False Hare


28 Apr 10 - 07:14 AM (#2895830)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: greg stephens

By the way, not only are False Hare great singers, they also run the Kit and Cutter Folk Club in London. What's not to like?


28 Apr 10 - 08:05 AM (#2895855)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: S.T.M.

Thanks guys, some excellent ones :)



Herga Kitty, you are quite right! I just thought I'd put them on the list as they are very rarely mentioned in threads and definitely deserve to be, I think. Plus, I don't think we've heard the last of Bill Jones. I have a feeling that if she releases another album, it'll be a big success. I'm not sure why, I just do? We'll see!

Maz O'Conner too, and Sophy Blundell of Wheeler Street.


28 Apr 10 - 08:31 AM (#2895870)
Subject: RE: Upcoming Female Artists
From: Banjiman

OK 3 more.... The North Yorks contingent!

Rebekah Findlay

Wendy Arrowsmith

Anna Shannon

They are all excellent in their own way. Have a listen and enjoy!