• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Album Reviews

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.

Video Premiere: Field Division - Hollow Body Weather

Video Premiere: Field Division – Hollow Body Weather

Première

We have a stunningly beautiful video premiere today for the song ‘Hollow Body Weather’ from Nashville-based folkwave duo Field Division. This is perfect for a Friday!

Introducing: Top Floor Taivers

Introducing: Top Floor Taivers

Introducing

Featuring two of this year’s finalists in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year the Top Floor Taivers are a wonderful four piece who between them hail from Scotland, England and Ireland.

Sam Amidon - Lily-O

Sam Amidon – Lily-O

Album Reviews

Lily-O isn’t afraid to draw on the musical roots of its contributors while, at the same time, remaining thoroughly contemporary in outlook. An enjoyable, fascinating and very accessible listen.

John Southworth - Ode To The Morning Sky

John Southworth – Ode To The Morning Sky

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from Canadian artist John Southworth. After watching his new video for Ode To The Morning Sky you’ll want to hear more.

Thumbnail image for The Stray Birds – Best Medicine

The Stray Birds – Best Medicine

Album Reviews

The Stray Birds simplicity and the honest expression in de Vitry’s pure voice are the heart of their appeal, they certainly won over our reviewer with their latest offering.

Video Premiere: Joe Marson - Here With Me

Video Premiere: Joe Marson – Here With Me

Première

We have a video premiere today from Brooklyn based artist Joe Marson. The song, Here with Me is taken from his new EP, Electric Soul Magic, which is out now.

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra UK & Ireland Tour

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra UK & Ireland Tour

Music News

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, one of the finest UK based purveyors of Western swing, country blues and ragtime hit the road for their UK & Ireland Tour.

Treacherous Orchestra - Masters

Treacherous Orchestra – Masters

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from the fabulous Treacherous Orchestra and the new second album ‘Grind’. Listen to the track Masters and don’t miss them on tour!

Kate Rusby - 'Ghost' Interview

Kate Rusby – ‘Ghost’ Interview

Interviews

With the release of her stunning new album ‘Ghost’ FRUK talk to one of the most celebrated voices on the English folk scene – Kate Rusby. She looks back at her 20 and more years on the British folk scene.

The Magic Lantern - Love of Too Much Living

The Magic Lantern – Love of Too Much Living

Album Reviews

The songs on Love of Too Much Living sit astride the fathomless land between maturity and naivety, and whose lyrics describe that land with profound directness.

Folk Radio UK Partner with The London Folk and Roots Festival (Preview)

Folk Radio UK Partner with The London Folk and Roots Festival (Preview)

festivals

Folk Radio UK has teamed up The London Folk and Roots Festival feat. the likes of Martha Tilston, Georgia Ruth, Foy Vance, The Full English, Maz O’Connor, Adam Holmes & More!

Video Premiere: Peter Doran - The World is Wide

Video Premiere: Peter Doran – The World is Wide

Première

We have a special video premiere today from Peter Doran for “The World is Wide”, the first official video from his new album “Outlines” . The video shows the world as it looks through the eyes of two young explorers.

FRUK Presents: Sugar Magnolia - Clay Pipe (Under The Apple Tree Session)

FRUK Presents: Sugar Magnolia – Clay Pipe (Under The Apple Tree Session)

Sessions

For our latest session for Bob Harris’ Under the Apple Tree Sessions we chose Sugar Magnolia a duo made up of Jack Day and Bryony Afferson of Troubadour Rose. Watch them performing ‘Clay Pipe’.