19 episodes

Our mission is to provide a platform for women’s voices and to further the conversations of both folk and feminism and explore how the two intersect

Thank Folk For Feminism Thank Folk For Feminism

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Our mission is to provide a platform for women’s voices and to further the conversations of both folk and feminism and explore how the two intersect

    Thank Folk For Feminism S02.E02 - Ft. Della Mae

    Thank Folk For Feminism S02.E02 - Ft. Della Mae

    We're back!  After a (very) long break, we're bringing you episode 2 of series 2!
    This episode sees, Lucy and Pinky talk to the GRAMMY-nominated, all-women, all brilliant, Della Mae!
    Recorded live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
    www.dellamae.com
    www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk  

    • 25 min
    Thank Folk For Feminism S02.E01 - Ft. The Unthanks

    Thank Folk For Feminism S02.E01 - Ft. The Unthanks

    In our first episode for series 2, Lucy and Pinky talk to Rachel and Becky Unthank, of (you guessed it!) The Unthanks!
    They share with us the inspiration behind their long awaited new album Sorrows Away; their experiences of working with family; and we laugh together as they regale us with stories and celebrate the songs that feel like warm hugs!
    Recorded live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
    www.the-unthanks.com
    www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk  
     

    • 40 min
    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.017 - Ft. Heal and Harrow

    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.017 - Ft. Heal and Harrow

    In this, the first episode of 2022, Lucy and Pinky invite Scottish musicians Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl to share news of their latest collaboration, "Heal and Harrow" - a multi-disciplinary show exploring Scottish witch trials.
     
    Jennie Higgins also joins the show for a brand new segment exploring common misconceptions of folk traditions, through a feminist lens.  

    • 38 min
    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.016 - Ft. Maddy Prior and Rose Kemp

    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.016 - Ft. Maddy Prior and Rose Kemp

    On this episode of Thank Folk For Feminism, we chat to the one and only Maddy Prior and her super talented daughter and business partner, Rose Kemp.
    We talk about their roots, their shared teaching hub Stones Barn, stepping into your own creative voice and Maddy and Rose reflect on growing up in the industry.

    • 1 hr
    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.015 - Ft. Sarah Claudine

    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.015 - Ft. Sarah Claudine

    On this episode of Thank Folk For Feminism, we chat to the brilliant Sarah Claudine from the Safe Figs For Women initiative.
    She talks with us about working with venues, promoters, artists and gig goers to fight against sexual assault and harassment at live music events. 
    We also have our new segment brought to you by the wonderful Lucy Shields from The Folk Forecast, where she provides us with some incredible gigs to keep an eye out for, this month. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.014 - Ft. Hannah James

    Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.014 - Ft. Hannah James

    As we return after our month off, we are delighted to be joined by accordionist, singer, clog dancer and all round wonderful human, Hannah James.
     
    She talks to us about the English clog tradition, her experiences of working with different genders in bands and about a mysterious lake in Slovenia that has inspired her to create a whole show!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JoJoMoJo98 ,

Folking Fabulous! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

A long-overdue showcase of some wonderful folk singers, who happen to be women and happen to have been largely overlooked by the mainstream folk scene.
Thanks to Lucy and Pinky for hosting excellent in-depth conversations with some of the much-loved greats: Peggy, Nancy, Grace and others, thank you for sharing your intelligence and insights into your lives and careers, and the wider world.
And why oh why haven’t more of these excellent musicians been recognised in the Radio 2 Folk Awards?
Highly recommended listening -can’t wait to hear who else you’re going to have on XX

Kendal Kay ,

Thoughtful and important

What a great podcast - excellent hosts, superb guests, interesting, relevant and in-depth discussions. Highly recommended.

KirstyAH ,

I feel educated again

I have enjoyed what this podcast has to offer me. Upon first listen I found it cosy, interesting to learn more about folk music and liked the lens on feminism too. As it has continued I’ve found the fire I had burning in me when I was at uni (13 years ago ) re-lit by the approachable conversation topics about issues affecting women. For a while now I feel I haven’t been able to add anything to a discussion about women because I haven’t read things for ages, I don’t know what the latest thinking is but through this podcast o have been empowered to put that notion aside and say I can talk about this because I am a woman and this affects me. I have so enjoyed being exposed to new music, learning about an industry I only appreciate from the consumer side of and to reflect on what the music or story has allowed me to think about. I so appreciate this opportunity to learn at a time in my life where I have become a new mum in a pandemic and have felt a lot of myself be stripped away, this is helping to rebuild who I am now.

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