"The voice an angel would kill for."
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Quotes and Select Stage Appearances



"Lydon’s throaty pipes instantly recall June Tabor’s, but she brings formidable talents of her own: sharp songwriting that uses imagery drawn from nature to illustrate a variety of human conditions; a light yet thoughtful touch in arranging traditional songs, and the amazing ability to play 12-string guitar and Celtic harp simultaneously, to beautiful effect. A voice almost athletic in its suppleness, an artist of rare versatility.”

Maureen Gerarden, WI 

Madison Folk Music Society


“While her music is firmly based within the traditions of Anglo-Celtic folk song, Lydon manages to infer the pan-cultural and classical influences of her formative years. With mostly self-penned material, she avoids tweeness through her penetrating instrumental accomplishment."

FRoots Magazine, UK


"The voice an angel would kill for – she could sing the Lloyds Shipping Register and it would still sound good. This is one classic album." (Listen to Crows)

Mike Harding – BBC Radio 2

"Singer and songwriter, simply doesn’t do justice to Ariane Lydon’s masterful work on six and twelve-string guitar, Celtic harp, keyboards and lyrics, not to mention her incredible voice." 

Sue Bausch – University of Wisconsin Washington County


“She of the Taboresque voice and the spellbinding way with stringed instruments. Ariane Lydon writes songs that bring out the mythic and archetypal in everyday issues – corporate greed, broken relationships, escaping the cold, war in the world. It’s something in the way she puts words together and then surrounds them with a web of sound.” 

Andy’s Front Hall, NY (“Andy Recommends”) 


You are still one of my favorite artists ;-)

Laney Goodman, Women on Air, Boston MA


"Lyrical imagery, mystical music, and ethereal vocals make listening to Wisconsin-based Ariane Lydon’s third CD enchanting…evokes the mood and tone of Sandy Denny’s best work. Lydon’s is a voice that must be heard.”

Stephen Ide, Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine


“I’ve always loved her music. Ariane’s songs become universal in their sound because listeners begin to experience a language of visual images. And it is through her music that Ariane brings a genuine passion for the world as her gift from a life of observing.”

Jim Hallberg, Program Director WDRT Radio


“Absolutely original…destined for greatness.”

Steve Perry

5EBI-FM, Adelaide, SA Australia


“This is a voice the world needs to hear.”
Lena Spencer - Caffé Lena, NY


Lydon has performed in over 200 listening venues throughout North America, including:


Big Top Chautauqua, WI

Bound for Glory, NY

Café Carpe, WI

Caffe Lena, NY

Cedarburg Cultural Center, WI

Club Passim, MA

Focal Point, MO

Xavier Performing Arts Ctr, WI

   (With Cherish The Ladies)

Folkstage, WMFT, IL 

Fox Valley Folk Festival, IL

Friends of Florida Folk, FL

Grand River Folk Arts Soc., MI 

Great River Folk Fest, WI

Harmony for Mayo, MN

Institute of Musical Trads, MD

Iron Horse Concert Hall, KS

JM Kohler Art Center, WI

Kentucky Music Fest, KY

KUNI, Cedar Falls, IA

Little General Theater, GA

Black Hawk Folk Society, WI

Maharishi Int’l. University, IA

Maple Street Chapel, IL

Michael Stock / WLRN, FL

Milwaukee Irish Fest, WI

Minstrel Show, NJ

Niagara Ctr for the Arts, NY

Ravenswood Concerts, IL 

St. Mary’s Univ., MN  

   (With John Paulson’s Big Band) 

Renaissance Concerts, IL

River City Folk, NE

Sarasota Folk Club, FL

Scottsdale Perf. Arts Ctr, AZ

South Salem Library, NY

The Ark, MI

Barton Arts Center, KS

The Morning Show, MPR MN

The Pump House Arts Ctr, WI

   (With L.Dalton and T.Nirva)

Two Way St. Coffee House, IL

UW-Waukesha Perf. Arts Ctr, WI

Winnipeg Folk Festival, CAN

Winona Ctr for the Arts, MN

Woodsongs, KY 

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Thank you for your invaluable suggestions! I will definitely follow up on them.

 Ariane Lydon  - Music for the soul of a global community.