Art, June Tabor is a British singer, still recording as far as I know and certainly still singing. Perhaps not so young, but only the dead stay that way. She has recorded several CDs of her own, plus at least two "Silly Sisters" recordings with Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span and one CD with the Oyster Band. I quite like her voice and the music. I also like the musical support, which ranges from a capella to pretty much everything across the board.
I threw in the reference earlier because I can imagine her singing and recording a wide range.
As you would expect, there a bunch of web pages with information about her. The following is one excerpt.
from: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Dave_Smith_6/junetabo.htm (The opinions expressed are those of the author of the page).
June Tabor is often referred to as the leading voice in British Folk music, but, in reality, her tremendously powerful artistry cannot be confined by that definition. Her resonant, expressive contralto and intelligent approach to song interpretation has taken her beyond a repertoire restricted by regional or national heritage. She has created for herself a role of song interpreter that has more in common with the popular and art traditions of Germany (and thus singers such as Lotte Lenya, Ute Lemper and Dagmar Krause).