Irish and UK Folk Music Zone

Folk music artists.
(over 1000 names)

Celtic music from outside the UK.

Singer-Songwriters and folk rock.

Early Music Ensembles and anthologies.

Chronology - notable folk albums 1958 - 2010.

Chronology - Pure drop English albums.

Chronology - Pure drop Irish albums.

Chronology - Pure drop Scottish albums.

Chronology - Selected UK folk rock.

Chronology - Selected USA folk rock.

This website attempts to provide a comprehensive discography of traditional songs and tunes from Ireland and the UK. A few American folk singers and instrumentalists are also listed. A handful of "old time", blues, folk-rock bands, new age groups, medieval ensembles and acoustic guitarists are included, particularly when they play the occasional traditional song. The recording date, issue date, label and serial numbers of vinyl LPs, CDs, cassettes and DVDs are given when known. For the complete beginner, here are biggest names in folk music:

Best of Irish folk groups and artists
Clancy Brothers
Dolores Keane
The Chieftains

Best of Scottish folk groups and artists
The Battlefield Band
Boys Of The Lough
Aly Bain

Best of English folk groups and artists
Fairport Convention
Steeleye Span
Shirley Collins
Martin Carthy
Albion Band
Martin Simpson
June Tabor

Best of American folk groups and artists
Pete Seeger
Joan Baez
Judy Collins
Cherish the Ladies
Burl Ives

Best of folk guitarists
Davey Graham
Bert Jansch
John Renbourn
John Fahey

Best of the younger generation
Eliza Carthy
Kate Rusby
Kathryn Tickell
Rachel Unthank

Links to folk music web sites

- BBC Radio 2 (
- The Living Tradition (
- Musical Traditions (
- Slipcue (
- Selected English Folksingers (
- Martin Nail (
- Irish Music Review (
- Rambles (
- Folk and Roots (
- Ceolas (
- Trad Music (
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- Niger Gatherer (Scottish music) (