• Eddi Reader - Back the Dogs EP

    Featured EP: Eddi Reader – Back The Dogs

    As a year and more of touring her acclaimed Vagabond reaches its end, Eddi Reader’s Back The Dogs EP connects parts of her journey with her gorgeous voice and wonderful gift for song.
  • Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour

    Featured Album: Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour

    Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have produced a work of beauty and depth which deserves to be acknowledged as a classic in the canon of contemporary UK folk music.
  • Sheema Mukherjee – Sheema

    Featured Album: Sheema

    A vinyl only release promising to put the special back into buying music sounds a great idea and Sheema Mukherjee and ECC100 have absolutely nailed it with the sumptuous, charming Sheema.
  • Ruu Campbell - Heartsong

    Featured Album: Heartsong

    Ruu Cambell has left the city and moved out west to the countryside, where communing with the natural world has filled his Heartsong equally with mystery, beauty and the sound of bliss.
  • Ewan McLennan - Stories Still Untold

    Featured Album: Stories Still Untold

    With its seamless, timeless blend of the traditional and the modern, Stories Still Untold should be in the top purchase list of any folksong fan and place Ewan amongst the music’s elite.
  • Kate Rusby - Ghost

    Featured Album: Ghost

    Having passed the 20 year mark in her extraordinary career, Kate Rusby is busy as ever. We review her brilliant new album Ghost and talk to her about her 20 and more years in folk music.
  • Martha Tilston - The Sea

    Featured Album: The Sea

    Recorded in Cornwall with the salt spray in the wind, The Sea gathers Martha Tilston’s family and friends, the people who have inspired her music for her first album traditional folksong.
  • Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman

    Featured Album: The Weatherman

    Out in the solitude of Colorado as Gregory Alan Isakov weaves his dream magic through The Weatherman, his sublime new album. Don’t miss the UK tour that has just begun.
  • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Featured Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    The birth of a first son has been the final catalyst in shaping the duo sound of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whose eponymous debut album is a pure delight of exceptional musicality.
  • Real World 25

    Featured Album: Real World 25

    Real World 25 does an outstanding job of covering its vibrant history, creating a playlist mixing classics, with a deeper delve into fans catalogue choices. Read our review and interview feature.
  • Artist of the Month: Blue Rose Code

    Artist of the Month: Blue Rose Code

    With a UK tour and the proper release of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye on CD, vinyl and DDL, Ross Wilson gives FRUK an exclusive insight into his creative process and drops a couple of surprises.
  • Kathryn Tickell & The Side

    Featured Album: Kathryn Tickell & The Side

    Kathryn Tickell and The Side bring together the influences that have shaped their music to create something elevating and wonderful, it takes the listener on a fascinating journey.
Kirsty Law feat. Wounded Knee - Riddles

Kirsty Law feat. Wounded Knee – Riddles

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from Kirsty Law who hails from the borders. Together with Wounded Knee she performs ‘Riddles’ from her forthcoming album Shift.

Richard Dawson - Nothing Important

Richard Dawson – Nothing Important

Music News

Newcastle’s experimental folk maverick Richard Dawson releases ‘Nothing Important’ – far flung music away from the manufactured music world.

FRUK Mix – Discovered & Unearthed #6

FRUK Mix – Discovered & Unearthed #6

Mixes

In our latest mix we have some classic British Folk alongside new music from the likes of The Jellyman’s Daughter and The Willows. It all gets a bit lively near the end.

Christine Albert – Everything’s Beautiful Now

Christine Albert – Everything’s Beautiful Now

Album Reviews

Despite the number of funerals that went into the creation of this album Christine Albert offers a sense of peace, acceptance and hope, greatly helped by her warm honey vocals.

The Mad Ferret Band - A Rare Swally

The Mad Ferret Band – A Rare Swally

Album Reviews

Despite the name The Mad Ferret Band are a Scottish duo comprised of Chris Woods and Sandy Stirton who hail from Perth and Kinross, one you really want to see live!

Cale Tyson – High On Lonesome

Cale Tyson – High On Lonesome

Album Reviews

Born in small town Texas, reared in Forth Worth and now based in Nashville, Cale Tyson’s second EP pays testament to the roots of his country raising.

Antony and the Johnsons - 'Twilight' (DVD Clip)

Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Twilight’ (DVD Clip)

Music News

Secretly Canadian reveal clip from the concert film documentary ‘Turning’ captured during Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas’ critically acclaimed tour of Europe.

Songs: Ohia - Didn’t It Rain (Re-Issue including Unreleased Tracks)

Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain (Re-Issue including Unreleased Tracks)

Music News

Secretly Canadian reissue of Songs: Ohia’s masterpiece ‘Didn’t It Rain’ featuring eight previously unreleased tracks. Take a listen to ‘Blue Chicago Moon’.

Joni Mitchell - Woodstock

Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

Song of the Day

I have Ceri Rhys Matthews of Fernhill to thank for our Song of the Day from Joni Mitchell. This is a live performance of ‘Woodstock’.

Shakey Graves - And The War Came

Shakey Graves – And The War Came

Album Reviews

This boy doesn’t so much stand on ceremony as jump up and down on him until it submits, his hybrid Blues and Country squall whipping in from various shores and uprooting whatever’s in its path.

Video Premiere: Mina Tindle - I Command (Green Lagoon Live Session)

Video Premiere: Mina Tindle – I Command (Green Lagoon Live Session)

Première

Watch the video premiere of Mina Tindle performing ‘I Command’ at The Green Lagoon, a stunning artificial beach outside Paris. She plays London’s Hoxton Bar & Grill next month.

Watch: Maz O'Connor - London Lights

Watch: Maz O’Connor – London Lights

Video

Maz O’Connor gives ‘London Lights’ a wintry theme in her latest video. The song which is a traditional lullaby features on her album The Willowed Light.

Danny and the Champions of the World - Eastney Cellars, Portsmouth, (22 Oct)

Danny and the Champions of the World – Eastney Cellars, Portsmouth, (22 Oct)

Live Reviews

Johnny catches Danny and the Champions of the World in Portsmouth with support from Andrew Foster and duo Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou.

Eddi Reader - Back The Dogs

Eddi Reader – Back The Dogs

Album Reviews

As a year and more of touring her acclaimed Vagabond reaches its end, Eddi Reader’s Back The Dogs EP connects parts of her journey with her gorgeous voice and wonderful gift for song.