June Tabor

Genres: Folk World Music
Descriptive "tags": folk female vocalists british folk english folk-rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impact on the English folk scene, and was followed by the fine albums Ashes And Diamonds and Abyssinians. In addition to her solo work, Prior collaborated with Martin Simpson on several occasions, including the 1980 recording A Cut Above, and also worked with Maddy Prior from Steeleye Span, recording two albums as the Silly Sisters. She also made numerous session appearances during this period, working with the Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Andrew Cronshaw and Bill Caddick among others.

Tabor returned to solo work in the late 80s, recording Aqaba with a crack backing band...

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