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  • The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014

    Featured Album: The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014

    A very enjoyable compilation from Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show featuring a wealth of unique talent that have performed on his show over the year.rn
  • 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.
  • Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis – A Little Light E.P.

    Featured EP: A Little Light

    Gareth and Annie’s debut EP is a statement of intent, a laying of cards on the table. It says ‘this is who we are, this is where we’re going’. Honest and open, it invites you to take what you will from it.
  • Preab Meadar- Preabmeadar

    Featured Album: Preabmeadar

    Daire Ó Breracáin and Lorcán Mac Mathúna have created far more than a recording; it’s a contemporary window on the work of the earliest bards, on the origins of poetry itself.
  • Fraser Anderson - Little Glass Box

    Featured Album: Little Glass Box

    Fraser Anderson has followed his own musical path for 20 years and Little Glass Box almost slipped through the net. Thankfully German label Membran stepped in and rescued a classic.
  • Artist of the Month: Luke Daniels

    Artist of the Month: Luke Daniels

    Luke Daniels has described What’s Here What’s Gone as the sound of him building songs from the ground up. Firm foundations in his musical roots create an album of towering scale.
  • Apple of My Eye – Seven Tides

    Featured Album: Seven Tides

    For their second album, Seven Tides, Apple Of My Eye are off the charts with a superb collection of stories and songs, that add their own high water mark to this year’s musical output.
  • 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.
  • The Once - Departures

    Featured Album: Departures

    Getting their timing spot on, The Once arrive in the UK on the European leg of their global tour supporting Passenger and also have wonderful Departures just released by Nettwerk Records.
  • Scott Matthews - Home

    Featured Album: Home

    Home is where the heart is and Scott Matthews pours his into what is unquestionably his best record yet as he opens the door and invites you into his world of glorious melody and lyricism.
  • Boo Hewerdine - My Name In The Brackets

    Featured Album: My Name In The Brackets

    Want an object lesson in living your dream? My Name In The Brackets, sees Boo Hewerdine, fuelled by clandestine radio listening, living his childhood dream of writing great songs.
Video Premiere: The Once - We Are All  Running (+ Song of the Day)

Video Premiere: The Once – We Are All Running (+ Song of the Day)

Première

We have a special UK video premiere and Song of the Day from Newfoundland folk-trio The Once as they share their official music video for ‘We Are All Running’.

FRUK talks to Megson

FRUK talks to Megson

Interviews

Rob spends some time with the wonderful Stu and Debs Hanna, better known as Megson. They talk touring, balancing work with family life and the future.

Ten Thousand Times Adieu: Bob Copper Centenary Event

Ten Thousand Times Adieu: Bob Copper Centenary Event (Ticket Giveaway)

Music News

EFDSS and The Copper Family invite you to a day and evening event celebrating the life, work and legacy of this gentle giant of the folk world, Bob Copper. Plus Ticket Giveaway

Parsons Thibaud - Eden

Parsons Thibaud – Eden

Album Reviews

Another fine offering from Parsons Thibaud – the melodies are both simple and sublime, the emotion palpable and the voices, both alone and together, quite soulfully magnificent.

Thumbnail image for Mike Vass – In The Wake Of Neil Gunn

Mike Vass – In The Wake Of Neil Gunn

Album Reviews

On Mike’s latest work Island imagery and the pull of the ocean are written large across the score sheet; the swell of the tide lifts and drops the senses, the musical vision intrigues.

Folk Radio UK Presents... Scott Matthews - 'The Outsider' (Under the Apple Tree Session)

Folk Radio UK Presents… Scott Matthews – ‘The Outsider’ (Under the Apple Tree Session)

Sessions

For the latest Under the Apple Tree session from Bob Harris we chose Scott Matthews. He performed ‘The Outsider’ from his latest album Home which is currently one of featured Albums of the Month.

Samantha Crain - Performance with First Aid Kit, New Album & more

Samantha Crain – Performance with First Aid Kit, New Album & moretation

Music News

Watch Samantha Crain performing with First Aid Kit plus she announces her return to the studio to work on new album with John Vanderslice and Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Premiere: Roja - The End (+ Song of the Day)

Premiere: Roja – The End (+ Song of the Day)

Première

We have a special premiere and song of the day from Liverpool based Mariachi outfit Roja. This is a brand new version of their stand out track Roja from their new EP.

Seasick Steve Announces New Album and UK Tour

Seasick Steve Announces New Album and UK Tour

Music News

Seasick Steve announces new album – Sonic Soul Surfer and his first full UK tour in 4 years, across 14 venues next Spring 2015.

Kate in the Kettle - Swimmings of the Head

Kate in the Kettle – Swimmings of the Head

Album Reviews

Kate has produced a work which is as impressively mature and sophisticated as it is eclectic and cohesive…one of the most highly listenable and finely-balanced experimental albums of the year.

Boo Hewerdine - My Name In The Brackets

Boo Hewerdine – My Name In The Brackets

Album Reviews

Want an object lesson in living your dream? My Name In The Brackets, sees Boo Hewerdine, fuelled by clandestine radio listening, living his childhood dream of writing great songs.

James Frost - Nameless

James Frost – Nameless

Album Reviews

In what is often an Americanised-medium James Frost takes a refreshing approach and carries on the age old folk tradition with a distinctive English slant.

The Poozies – Guest Tour Blog Part 2

The Poozies – Guest Tour Blog Part 2

Guest Blog

Collective schemes thought up whilst travelling between gigs for a Christmas No 1 and a fitness video…we continue with the tour blog from The Poozies.

Bethany Weimers - Winter Heart

Premiere: Bethany Weimers – Winter Heart (+ Song of the Day)

Première

We have a special premiere (and Song of the Day) from Oxford-based singer, producer, composer and performer Bethany Weimers. Listen to Winter Heart.