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English Folk Rock Bands List

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Updated November 30, 2019 7.9k views 63 items

List of English folk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk rock solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The folk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English folk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk rock bands from England?" and "Which folk rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues; Nationality: England
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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica; Nationality: England
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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed; Nationality: England
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Traffic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Folk music, Folk rock; Nationality: England
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T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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David Gray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock; Nationality: England
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Beth Orton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Trip hop, Folk music, Folk rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music; Nationality: Ireland
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Graham Nash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Folk rock, Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom, England
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John Martyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Traditional music, Folk music, Folk jazz; Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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Al Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music, Folk music; Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
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Laura Marling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock; Nationality: England
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The Action is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Fairport Convention is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
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Ronnie Lane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Genre: Rock music, Folk rock, Rhythm and blues; Nationality: England
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Strawbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List