“Frankie Armstrong takes on Brecht and wins. From the tenderness of The Song of the Little Wind to the heartbreak of The Love Market to the harsh defiance of Pirate Jenny Frankie delivers performances perfectly in tune and in sympathy with Brecht’s lyrics and the music of Weill and Eisler.” Leon Rosselson
Janet B. Rodgers (Author), Frankie Armstrong (Author)
Frankie’s autobiography ‘As Far as The Eye Can Sing’ edited by Jenny Pearson, published by Pirate Jenny Publications and available from (ISBN 9780 9576 3950 8 and/or ISBN 0 7043 4649 4)
‘Well Tuned Women – Growing Strong through Voice Work’ the exciting new book that Frankie co-edited with Jenny Pearson, containing essays from leading international women voice trainers and artists, is also published by Pirate Jenny Publications and available from’ (ISBN 9780 9576 3950 8 and/or ISBN 0 7043 4649 4)
Frankie is on a Topic reissue ‘Bird in the Bush – An amorous and erotic song collection’ with other singers (TSCD 479);
and is also featured on a Topic compilation ‘Round Cape Horn – Traditional Songs of Sailors, Ships and the Sea’ (TSCD 499)
she sings “Banks of Green Willow” on ‘Voices – English Traditional Song’, a Fellside compilation disc (FECD 87);
“Tam Lin” on ‘Ballads’ (a Fellside compilation of singers performing traditional ballads – FECD 110). www.fellside.com
- Frankie Armstrong: vocals
- Bob Evans: crwth
- Anthony Ingle: piano accordian and vocals
- Sarah Harman: vocals (track10)
(Fellside Records; FECD 208 ) (Enquiries/Mail Order: Paul Adams, Fellside Records. 01900 61556 www.fellside.com.
with vocal and instrumental accompaniment by John Kirkpatrick, Joan Mills, Brian Pearson and Leon Rosselson (Fellside Records; FECD 144).
(Enquiries/Mail Order: Paul Adams, Fellside Records. 01900 61556 www.fellside.com.
(Traditional Ballads), with John Kirkpatrick & Maddy Prior on some tracks (FECD 116). (Enquiries/Mail Order: Paul Adams, Fellside Records. 01900 61556 www.fellside.com).
A reissue of Frankie’s first solo LP, with extra tracks from the 60s & 70s (FECD 151).(Enquiries/Mail Order: Paul Adams, Fellside Records. 01900 61556 www.fellside.com
Frankie with Sarah Harman and Shanee Taylor.
Songs of defiance, peace, hope, fear and fun. We three formed our trio to sing at benefits for the Peace Movement, especially The Campaign Against The Arms Trade, so this clearly influenced our selection of songs.www.harbourtownrecords.com -HARCD045
Frankie’s earlier album has sold consistently well – her reputation is excellent. This second release is our long awaited CD of Frankie singing a collection of very powerful, mostly contemporary material, with Joan Mills, Biddy Wells, Peter Stacey, Ben Lawrence, Geoff Haynes and Darien Pritchard
www.harbourtownrecords.com – HARCD 027
“You’d be hard pressed to find a singer with a voice as powerful, versatile and expressive….Frankie has the remarkable ability to vividly convey the imagery of a song, capture and project it’s every nuance, and perfectly exploit the natural tensions of lyric and melody, always giving her words space to breathe”. “Ways of Seeing” is a powerful set of live concert recordings featuring Frankie singing on her own, in duets and with up to ten other women
www.harbourtownrecords.com– HARCD 009
A reissue by Rounder Records, USA (CD FF 332) of an early 80s LP of Frankie’s.
Distributed in Britain by www.topicrecords.co.uk
Twenty nine songs and one visionary poem on 2 CDs from singers & songwriters Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Robb Johnson, Reem Kelani, Sandra Kerr, Grace Petrie, Leon Rosselson, Janet Russell, Peggy Seeger, Jim Woodland and socialist magician Ian Saville. Eleven different voices with one aim – to challenge the narrative that says, There is no alternative.
Frankie Armstron and Dave Van Ronk perform the songs of Bertold Brecht CD