Latest EP 'From My Mother's Mouth' out now
"Amy Hollinrake's voice drifts like silk across the room, a mixture of Allysen Callery and Joan Baez, rich yet languid... a mixture of traditional and modern folk sensibilities"
- Simon Lewis, Terrascope Magazine
An ongoing collaboration with visual artist Chloe Bonfield this performance piece questions and investigates ideas of misogyny in the murder ballad Oxford Girl and seeks to reframe the subject matter through an experimental and durational performance of the ballad. * This is also accompanied by a handmade songbook /pamphlet (currently in production).
Presenting old songs to modern audiences by exploring female voices preserved in traditional Appalachian and English balladry.
Accompanied by book chapter in pending publication 'Locating Women In the Folk'.
An ongoing research and performance project finding fragments of women’s experience in folk balladry to weave new tapestries for old traditions, and old ideas into new threads.
Jazz and folk collaborations
Session work demos
London-based singer songwriter weaving feminist thought and folklore
Amy Hollinrake is a London-based musician and performer specialising in American folk traditions and Jazz, and performs on both her voice and the Mountain Dulcimer. Inspired by feminist thought and folklore, her music weaves new ideas with old to present original and traditional material to modern audiences, by engaging with female voices preserved in traditional Appalachian balladry.
Amy is MMus Music graduate from Goldsmiths University, London where she specialised in vocal performance under Brigitte Beraha, and was also the Bert Jansch award winner 2018 for musical excellence and the Jonathan Davis Award winner 2019. Further, she was awarded her undergraduate degree from City University, London, with performance tuition from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she specialised in Jazz vocals under Lee Gibson.
Amy performs both as a solo artist, a session musician and in a variety of ensembles, and has performed most notably at the Royal Academy of the Arts, BBC Radio and The Albany Theatre. In 2016, she recorded her début EP with Backwater records and self released her second EP 'From My Mother's Mouth' in 2019.
Photos © Tilly Harding-Kemp. Illustration © Chloe Bonfield. Web design by Ed Fish.