• Mairi Orr – Jenny Does Burn

    Featured Album: Mairi Orr – Jenny Does Burn

    Jenny Does Burn showcases Mairi Orr's vibrant love of acoustic music, story-telling gift and ability as a performer. It's a remarkable album by any standards.
  • Alex Seel – Other Paths

    Featured EP: Alex Seel – Other Paths

    Alex Seel’s Other Paths EP is a hugely impressive musical calling card, with each of its five songs showcasing a different side of this multi-talented musician’s skills.
  • Ross Ainslie - Remembering

    Ross Ainslie - Remembering

    'Remembering' is a substantial step forward for Ross Ainslie on which he has assembled a highly talented cast of musicians, the uniqueness of this project shines through clearly in the music.
  • Steve Tilston – Truth to Tell

    Featured Album: Steve Tilston – Truth to Tell

    Truth To Tell is another tour de force from one of the finest songsmiths and guitarists that the English folk scene has produced over the last 40 odd years.
  • The Waifs - Beautiful You

    Featured Album: The Waifs - Beautiful You

    Sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson met Josh Cunningham when touring Australia’s West coast. Forming an instant bond they became The Waifs. That bond is stronger than ever on ‘Beautiful You’, their best album yet.
  • Michael Edgar – Man Is Made

    Featured Album: Michael Edgar – Man Is Made

    Man is Made is the second album from Michael Edgar and seems a natural and welcome progression from his debut release ‘Shine’. Michael has his own voice, and it’s a very appealing one. He has his own stories to tell; and on Man Is Made, they’re well worth listening to.
  • Artist of the Month: John Jones

    Artist of the Month: John Jones

    John Jones of the Oysterband has combined his love of music and walking and, with the help of The Reluctant Ramblers, crafted his second solo album, the brilliant Never Stop Moving. Read our review and in-depth interview.
  • Rachel Taylor-Beales – Stone’s Throw, The Lament of The Selkie

    Featured Album: Rachel Taylor-Beales – Stone’s Throw, The Lament of The Selkie

    'Stone's Throw, Lament of The Selkie' takes the form of a kind of song-cycle. Some three years in the making it is masterfully conceived and presented.
  • Little Arrow – Old Ink

    Featured Album: Little Arrow – Old Ink

    Little Arrow rail against mediocrity with an irresistibly fierce passion. ‘Old Ink’ is one of the most intoxicatingly original records you’re likely hear this year.
Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 28 August 2015

Paul catches the Ben Miller Band backstage at Cambridge Folk Festival before treating the audience to their own brand of Ozark Stomp…”And we don’t really form our shows, but before you know it you’re in the middle of something and it feels good.” It’s a tour-de-force performance from start to finish!

New Video: Keston Cobblers Club - Wildfire

New Video: Keston Cobblers Club – Wildfire

New Music 27 August 2015

Keston Cobblers Club have unveiled their new video for Wildfire, the title track of their new album. Watch it here and don’t miss their extensive album tour.

New Release: Elephant Revival - Sands of Now

New Release: Elephant Revival – Sands of Now

New Music 27 August 2015

Sands of Now is the new live CD/DVD from Elephant Revival recorded at their sold-out homecoming shows at Boulder Theater in November 2014. Watch an extract from the DVD.

Video Premiere: Rachel Taylor-Beales - Stone's Throw

Video Premiere: Rachel Taylor-Beales – Stone’s Throw

Featured Albums 27 August 2015

After the fantastic response from our readers to her new album, Stone’s Throw, The Lament of The Selkie, we are very pleased to be able to premiere Rachel Taylor-Beales wonderful new video for the title track. Watch it here.

Track Premiere: David Ian Roberts - Slow Gold

Track Premiere: David Ian Roberts – Slow Gold (free download)

New Music 27 August 2015

Our Song of the Day is a track premier from Cardiff based singer songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist David Ian Roberts. Slow Gold his first new recording since his self released 12014 debut album ‘St Clears’.

Glen Hansard Shares New video from new album Didn't He Ramble

Glen Hansard Shares video from new album Didn’t He Ramble

New Music 27 August 2015

Glen Hansard has shared the new video for Lowly Deserter, a strong roots driven number that features on his forthcoming album ‘Didn’t He Ramble’. Through the clever use of a house based ‘hedge school’ the video weaves Irelands history and struggles into the story.

Shooglenifty - The Untied Knot

Shooglenifty – The Untied Knot

Album Reviews 27 August 2015

Shooglenifty have been at the top of their game since they took the trad music scene by storm 25 years ago. They continue to whip up a frenzy in performance, and never fail to innovate in the studio. With The Untied Knot they continue to blaze their particular, spectacular trail and give every indication that the journey is set to continue.

Sturgill Simpson – Islington Assembly Hall, London (20/08/15)

Sturgill Simpson – Islington Assembly Hall, London (20/08/15)

Live Reviews 27 August 2015

Sturgill Simpson and his band put on an unforgettable performance in Islington…riding a critically positive wave and tighter than a rusty spur…like standing on the edges of a huge storm and feeling it rush past.

New Video: Hot Feet - Away The Day

New Video: Hot Feet – Away The Day

New Music 26 August 2015

Our Song of the Day comes from Stroud based quartet and FRUK favourites Hot Feet who have unveiled a new song and video: ‘Away the Day’. Catch them at the free family festival Stroud Fringe this weekend.

First Listen: Low Lily - All Roads Lead To You

First Listen: Low Lily – All Roads Lead To You

New Music 26 August 2015

We have great pleasure in bringing you an exclusive premiere from the new Low Lily self-titled debut EP. Listen to ‘All Roads Lead to You’. Released 27 August 2015.

FRUK Present: Steve Ashley + Gitta De Ridder (Fri 25 September 2015)

FRUK Present: Steve Ashley + Gitta De Ridder (Fri 25 September 2015)

Music News 26 August 2015

On Friday, 25 September 2015, Folk Radio UK present an evening with the legendary British Singer-Songwriter Steve Ashley with support from Dutch-English singer and songwriter Gitta De Ridder. It promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Dean McPhee - Smoke & Mirrors / Solar Crown

Dean McPhee – Smoke & Mirrors / Solar Crown

New Music 25 August 2015

Today you get a double helping of Tune of the Day from West Yorkshire based solo electric guitarist Dean Mcphee. We have his new video and a live session, both from his latest album Fatima’s Hand.