Friday, October 13, 2006

Frankie Armstrong
"...Out of Love, Hope and Suffering" (UK Folk 1974)

Frankie Armstrong (born January 13, 1941 in Workington, Cumbria, England) is a singer and voice teacher. She began singing during the United Kingdom folk revival of the early 1960s, initially with the Ceilidh Singers, a skiffle group. In 1965, Armstrong sang at the Edinburgh Festival "Poets In Public", with John Betjeman, Stevie Smith and Ted Hughes. She first recorded with A.L.'Bert' Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and the Critics Group during the mid-60s. In the mid-1970s Armstrong pioneered workshops based on traditional styles of singing. She worked as a singer in the folk scene and the women's movement, and she was a trainer in social and youth work. Involved with folk and political songs starting in the 1950s, she has also recorded with, amongst others, the Mike Westbrook Band, Henry Cow, Talisker, John Kirkpatrick, Brian Pearson, Leon Rosselson and Maddy Prior.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Friendlier said...

Thank you for posting this. What a voice. And so good to hear a UK singer crossing the traditional with the tropical.

I looked her up and was interested to see that she recorded an album with Annie Briggs, of erotic songs, Bird in the Bush. That I'd like to hear!

14 October, 2006 22:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
Thanks for all the great music. Any chance of re-posting this?

03 August, 2007 23:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the repost

05 August, 2007 09:42  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

thanks for the re-post

15 March, 2008 10:06  

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