• Sadie Jemmett – London Love Songs

    Featured Album: Sadie Jemmett – London Love Songs

    Living up to its title, London Love Songs is a finely etched, beautifully written and recorded series of portraits that detail Sadie Jemmett’s life and loves in the capital city.
  • Totó La Momposina – Tambolero

    Featured Album: Totó La Momposina – Tambolero

    Plans to re-release La Candella Viva the album that made Totó La Momposina a global star took on a life of their own when the master tapes opened up a treasure chest of unheard material. The result is Tambolero – effectively a whole new album.
  • Rickie Lee Jones – The Other Side Of Desire

    Featured Album: Rickie Lee Jones – The Other Side Of Desire

    By moving to New Orleans, Rickie Lee Jones has reignited her creative spark. The Other Side Of Desire is her first new original album since 2009, tapping into the rhythmic heartbeat and mystical, musical spirit of the Crescent City.
  • Sean Taylor – The Only Good Addiction Is Love

    Featured Album: Sean Taylor – The Only Good Addiction Is Love

    Having established a strong sense of identity with his London centric last album, Sean Taylor now turns his gaze inward to the mystical terrain of the heart and soul and proof that The Only Good Addiction Is Love.
  • Dark Green Tree – Secret Lives

    Featured Album: Dark Green Tree – Secret Lives

    When Ross Cockburn met Jay Brown something clicked and Dark Green Tree was the happy result. Adding the voice of Cera Impala to the dream-pop-Americana of Secret Lives proves a further stroke of genius.
  • Featured Album: Della Mae

    Featured Album: Della Mae

    There’s a confidence surging through Della Mae expressed in the eponymous title of their new album. Produced by Jacquire King in Nashville, it’s everything the band do well and so much more.
  • Richard Thompson – Still

    Artist of the Month: Richard Thompson

    Our Artist of the Month, Richard Thompson, is on something of a roll, with Jeff Tweedy as producer and with his trusted rhythm section in tow, ‘Still’ is proof that he’s making some of the best music of his life.
  • Siobhan Wilson – Say It’s True

    Featured Album: Siobhan Wilson – Say It’s True

    Siobhan Wilson’s Say It’s True was recorded in Glasgow with the help of some very talented friends and offers a collection of hopes and sorrows, dressed in some of the finest tunes you could wish for.
  • Featured Album: Boo Hewerdine - Open

    Featured Album: Boo Hewerdine - Open

    A request for an old song led Boo Hewerdine to uncover a full album’s worth of material, which his label deemed simply too good not to be heard and Open shows the wisdom of that call.
Sadie Jemmett – London Love Songs

Sadie Jemmett – London Love Songs

Album Reviews 7 July 2015

Living up to its title, London Love Songs is a finely etched, beautifully written and recorded series of portraits that detail Sadie Jemmett’s life and loves in the capital city.

Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down the Light

Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down the Light

Album Reviews 7 July 2015

Don’t Weigh Down the Light is Meg Baird’s fourth solo album, her first since 2011’s Seasons on Earth and, while her distinctive guitar playing and unique voice are still present and correct, the record marks a significant stylistic change.

New Short Film: Dan Raza - Can't Go Back

New Short Film about Dan Raza – Can’t Go Back

Film 6 July 2015

Can’t Go Back is a documentary about the exceptionally talented singer/songwriter Dan Raza. It follows his fascinating journey, examines the music industry and showcases his undiscovered talent. Share it far and wide.

Sean Taylor - The Only Good Addiction Is Love

Sean Taylor – The Only Good Addiction Is Love

Album Reviews 6 July 2015

Having established a strong sense of identity with his London centric last album, Sean Taylor now turns his gaze inward to the mystical terrain of the heart and soul and proof that The Only Good Addiction Is Love.

Video Premiere: Steep Ravine - Adeline

Video Premiere: Steep Ravine – Adeline

Première 6 July 2015

We have a video premiere today from San Francisco Bay Area acoustic folk and roots band Steep Ravine. Adeline is taken from their new album The Pedestrian. It’s a delight from start to finish.

Megan Henwood - Head Heart Hand

Megan Henwood – Head Heart Hand

Album Reviews 6 July 2015

Megan Henwood’s debut announced her as a promising new voice on the contemporary English folk scene; Head Heart Hand confirms her as one of its finest exponents.

Video Premiere: Owl & Mouse - Octopi

Video Premiere: Owl & Mouse – Octopi

Première 4 July 2015

We have video premiere today from the wonderful Owl & Mouse for Octopi, the release of which coincides with the band’s tour of the UK and Norway, joining American label mates The Smittens.

Marika Hackman - Ophelia (Acoustic)

Watch: Marika Hackman – Ophelia (Acoustic)

Song of the Day 3 July 2015

Our Song of the Day is a live acoustic video from Marika Hackman performing Ophelia. Whilst it’s a far cry from the folktronica piece featured on her album ‘We Slept At Last’ it’s just as stunning.

Cosmo Sheldrake - Pelicans We (Live in the Budapest Baths)

Cosmo Sheldrake – Pelicans We (Live in the Budapest Baths)

Video 3 July 2015

Watch the latest live session from Cosmo Sheldrake for ‘Pelicans We’ filmed in one take at a thermal bath in Budapest. Their most challenging session yet!

Shirley Collins 80th Birthday - Special FRUK Show

Listen: Special Show featuring Shirley Collins (80th Birthday Celebration)

Features 3 July 2015

To mark her 80th Birthday this month listen again to a special FRUK show – The Tale of the poor Murdered Woman featuring Shirley Collins. It was produced by Simon Houlihan and Paul James for Folk Radio UK.

The Honeycutters - Me Oh My

The Honeycutters – Me Oh My

Album Reviews 3 July 2015

The latest travellers down the Appalachian path are The Honeycutters who hail from Asheville in North Carolina. Fronted by Amanda Platt, Me Oh My, their third album, is likely to be the one that brings them mainstream attention. There’s not a track here that doesn’t stand hearing again and again.

Priddy Folk Festival 10-12 July 2015

Priddy Folk Festival 10-12 July 2015

Folk Festival News 3 July 2015

This year’s Priddy Folk Festival features their strongest line-up yet, featuring Wizz Jones, Dick Gaughan, Harp and a Monkey, Keston Cobblers’ Club, Elephant Sessions, Jez Hellard & the Djukella Orchestra and many more. Find out more and watch our preview here.