Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is an English folk singer and fiddle player. In addition to her solo work, she currently performs as part of the folk trio Wistman's Wood and sings with Morris Offspring. She was born in Congleton in Cheshire in 1983, but grew up in Staffordshire. At the age of 18, she moved to Devon to study English literature at Exeter University, and was based in Devon until 2011, when she moved to Oxford. She was a member of Rachel Unthank and the Winterset between 2003 and 2007. She was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2003, and was one of the nominees for the Horizon Award in 2008, going on to win that award in 2009, as well as the award for best traditional track for her recording of "The Lark in the Morning". Her brother is the singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Jim Moray, and they have guested on each other's albums.



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