Amy Hollinrake

Amy Hollinrake’s work draws on women’s stories within folklore and mythology and fuses them with a contemporary sound placing her at the forefront of the new era of feminist neo-folk, with musical touchstones in Joanna Newsom, Sandy Denny and Adrienne Lenker. She also plays the Appalachian Dulcimer and has a passion for drones.

Hollinrake is also the founder of project Loathly Lady, a creative feminist cataloguing project exploring gendered narratives in traditional music. She is developing a podcast around gendered archetypes in folk song. She is a former awardee of EFDSS and the Bert Jansch Foundation for her work.

Amy Hollinrake’s new EP ‘sad lady songs vol. 1’ released October 27th 2023.​

Amy is also a vocal coach (teaching from her private studio in London) and works on English National Opera’s programme Breathe – she is interested in a holistic approach to using the voice. She is also a session singer and has recorded on projects for Disney and 20th Century Fox.

Hollinrake’s voice captivates, a Sandy Denny for a new century’ For Folk’s Sake

‘a pastoral soundscape to immerse yourself in’ Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music Introducing

‘Sad Lady Songs is further evidence of Amy Hollinrake’s burgeoning craft and growing reputation on the contemporary folk circuit’ Folk Radio

She’s appearing at Folk Week in her trio.

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