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English Folk Rock Bands List

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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
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
2
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
3
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica
4
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock
5
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music
6
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
7
Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed
8
Traffic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion
9
Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Folk music, Folk rock
10
T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock
11
America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock
12
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
13
David Gray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock
14
Beth Orton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Trip hop, Folk music, Folk rock
15
Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music
16
Graham Nash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Rock and roll
17
John Martyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Traditional music, Folk music, Folk jazz
18
Al Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
19
Laura Marling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock
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The Action is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Folk rock
21
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, World music, Dance
22
Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Britpop, Alternative rock
23
Fairport Convention is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk
24
Ronnie Lane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Rhythm and blues
25
Strawbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Folk Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Progressive rock, Glam rock