This month, Karine Polwart releases her latest studio album A Pocket of Wind Resistance. She has just finished ten performances of Wind Resistance at The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, and we were keen to ask her about the inspiration behind those live performances, the attendant studio release and what else these wonders might lead to.
Almost four years since the release of their debut album, the Glasgow sextet, James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band, return with a solid and harder-edged set of guitar-driven alt-country.
Canada’s Sultans of String release Christmas Caravan, a genre-hopping festive album backed by a stellar cast of guest musicians. Watch their new video featuring the all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.
The Graeme Miles Bursary is now in its third year, set-up to support young artists from the North East. This year’s recipient has just been announced as Alasdair Paul, who was chosen by a selection panel including Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.
We talk to the Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams) who are now nearing the end of their UK tour. They provide an insight into their unique history as well as the genesis of their new album ‘Galax’ and their creative process.
We rewind the clock to 9th December 2008 and tune in to Folk Radio UK as it was then. Music from Tunng, Nina Nastasia, Fink, The Books, The Imagined Village, Iron & Wine, Laura Gibson, Petra Jean Phillipson, The Skygreen Leopards and more.