We are FemFolk

Simply put, FemFolk is a woman-run platform and community to support women, non-binary, trans, or intersex musicians that are new or emerging in the UK Folk scene.

If you'd like to know a bit more about why FemFolk exists and what we plan to achieve, take a look at our Manifesto below.

If you still have questions, or just want to reach out, please do so via the FemFolk Contact page.

We can't wait to hear from you.

- Team FemFolk


During the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, the FemFolk team are working to adapt how we provide support and opportunities. As artists ourselves, we understand the challenges faced by freelance and performing artists and musicians.

Please consider donating to FemFolk. All of the donations are used to support our artists, provide more opportunities, and to help us support our team, and without donations, we are limited.

You can donate to FemFolk at the link below in either British Pound Sterling. Canadian Dollars,  American Dollars, or Euro.

What we do

FemFolk works with a community of volunteers and creatives that come together to support the artists we feature.

Depending on the needs of each artist, FemFolk has a few options for the type of support that can be offered. 


We love to organise events with supportive audiences, review releases of videos or tracks, or offer mentorship on a variety of topics.

FemFolk also works in collaboration with a selection of individuals or groups for a variety of reasons, including in order to organise or promote events, or to create video interviews and live sessions for the artists promotional use.


"I feel honoured to have been asked to play a set at the Piano Factory in November. The space is cosy and relaxed and Ariana was a very welcoming host. It was lovely to meet and perform alongside two talented female folk artists, especially since an all female line up is still rare, and to have a friendly, attentive audience! I’m looking forward to going to another Piano Factory FemFolk night and seeing the community expand!"

Madeline Ashman / Singer-Songwriter / Instrumentalist

"I had a lovely time playing at the Piano Factory. It may have been the jet lag but my entire time in the flat felt like a scene from a trendy 1980's film. The aesthetic and lay out is perfect for cozy and interactive performances and the hosts were all so warm, inclusive, fun and down to earth. A definite highlight of my European tour. Thank you Piano Factory!"

Justine Vandergrift / Singer-Songwriter

Meet The Team

Ariana Brophy / (She / Her)

Founding Director

Ariana is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter and musician based in London. With several years of experience running events and working in the music industry, she founded FemFolk to promote and empower other artists.

Ana Mari Muether / (She / Her)


Ana is a writer, director, and organisational genius. With a background in film production, Ana is excited to bring her passion for creativity and experience with event planning to the FemFolk team.

While FemFolk works for the empowerment of women and non-binary artists, we work in collaboration with individuals from across the gender spectrum.