Vikki Appleton Fielden, award winning folk singer-songwriter, is a "Yorkshire Yankee"...
...writing and performing songs grounded in the folk tradition but taking an unusual, often humorous perspective on traditional classics.
Having moved from MoTown to the Steel City in 1999, after many years of being deeply involved in the Detroit area's lively folk community she embedded herself in Sheffield's renowned folk scene, leading and performing at singing sessions at the likes of The Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival, pubs and folk clubs throughout the area and beyond.
Winner of the John Birmingham Cup songwriting competition in 2013, she received an Honourable Mention in the 2020 Birmingham Cup for her current release, "Interesting Times", which explores the idea that there is more than one malevolent infection causing problems in today's turbulent times.
"...a gifted wordsmith... her own songs... were a delight to hear."
– Bryony Garmont, Swindon Folksingers Club
"...a brilliant evening. Choruses, topical, ballads, and comic songs, from both sides of the Atlantic,
much of which you wouldn't hear from anyone else."
– Piers Cawley, Singing Together, Doncaster
Header photo by James Fagan