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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.013 - Ft. Maddie Morris
In this episode Pinky and Lucy chat to BBC Young Folk Award Winner Maddie Morris, who explores her love of folk music, transforming trauma into art, and passive aggressive camping chair folding.
Thank Folk For Feminism Ep.012 - Ft. Deirdre Graham
In this episode Pinky and Lucy chat to Gaelic Singer, Deirdre Graham about her career, the historic role of Gaelic singing and how she is looking to develop and grow Gaelic into new mediums.
Pinky and Lucy also look back at the first 6 months of TFFF and discuss where things could be going in the future!
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
Thoughtful and important
What a great podcast - excellent hosts, superb guests, interesting, relevant and in-depth discussions. Highly recommended.
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.