“Frankie’s mighty, imperious voice is in glorious unbridled flight on her own fiery political tract, A Question, which contrasts with her beautifully measured solo account of A Week Before Easter.” David Kidman, Living Tradition
“On Green Ribbons, each singer brings something unique and subtly experimental to the table and the result is a collection of songs that transcends genre and fuses the history of vocal music with the most exciting aspects of its present.” Folk Radio UK
After the iconic collection of 100 women’s songs “My Song is My Own’ went out of print, it has now been made available by Pluto press and Frankie has a few copies available at the reduced price of £20. Alternatively it can be ordered direct from Pluto Press https://www.plutobooks.com/author/frankie-armstrong/
“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
‘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) Topic Records
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 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
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.