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.
Amy has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, and at notable shows at Cambridge Junction, Green Note, Kings Place, and Royal Albert Hall, with her music garnering attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley and Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
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 upcoming EP ‘sad lady songs vol. 1’ releases this October 27th 2023.