Fay Hield talks to Folk Radio UK about Soundpost and their ever popular Singing Weekends. “It’s inspiring just to be surrounded by enthusiastic people, and everyone is so supportive, the buzz is just wonderful.”
By filtering the essence of (especially) early-to-mid-70s Grateful Dead (improvisational soloing intact) through earthy country twang and folk-rock stylings, Real Ponchos have absolutely knocked it out of the park with their sophomore album, To the Dusty World.
For the first time, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg are to release a collaborative EP for Record Store Day via Paradise of Bachelors from which we take our Song of the Day: Wallins Creek Girls.
We catch up with Kris Drever for a backstage chat at Ashcroft Arts Centre. He talks about his songwriting, solo and collaborative work, the geographical challenges of living in Shetland, his future plans and more.
We talk to Shirley Collins about her amazing comeback, new found confidence, her upcoming new autobiography and whether there’s a possibility of another album….
Éilís Kennedy, our Artist of the Month, discusses her new album ‘Westward,’ a collection of traditional and contemporary songs that display the kind of elegance and grace that can only come from Ireland, especially when the songs feature a voice as pure and soothing as hers.
For those that missed Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made in the Great War in 2014, Sam has announced a final series of dates in June 2017. It’s a fascinating and entertaining multi-media performance telling the incredible story of the fiddle which took nearly 100 years to complete.
Singer-songwriter Ry Cooder will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards which take place on 5 April at the Royal Albert Hall, London.