We catch up with Richard Thompson to discuss his new record Acoustic Classics II, the longevity of a decent piece of writing and the protective nature of fans over material.
Rather than collaborate on self-written material, Moorer and Lynne have come together to share the music that’s been the backdrop to their lives. In sharing with their audience the songs that each has held dear, they bring their music to new levels that an even wider audience can enjoy. Not Dark Yet was well worth the wait.
Song of the Day comes from the Commoners Choir who are dedicated to singing about the world around us, its inequalities and injustices, and their (4-part vocal harmony) opposition to such injustice. This is dedicated to the mass trespass of 1932.
Scott Hirsch and Michael Chapman will share the same bill for the first time in September with a series of UK dates. Both artists cast a mercurial eye on their art-form, moving the primitive guitar into realms of blues, jazz and the avant garde.
When Coope Boyes and Simpson announced the release of Coda in 2016, they described their tenth album as “a concluding event … a farewell to touring.” FRUK catches up with them to talk about the past & the future.
Guitarist and songwriter Tom Bright has literally travelled around the globe for his music. We catch up with him to talk about what motivates his nomadic pursuits and how his music has taken off since his return to the UK.
We talk to Ruarri Joseph about his new rock focused project William the Conqueror and premiere the video for their single ‘Tend To The Thorns’ taken from their debut ‘Proud Disturber Of The Peace’, out on 4 August via Loose.
This week’s Folk Show features rituals, Cuckoos, poachers, Lapwings, Gypsies and a Golden Plover to name just a few of the themes that crop up in the folk songs we’ve pulled together. We’ve also got a sneak peek at some advance releases from Martin Simpson, Tom Russell, The Young’uns and Mairearad Green and Mike Vass plus more.