• 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
  • Ian Carr - Who He?

    Featured Album: Who He?

    Who He? is the first solo album from master guitarist Ian Carr, one that can join the inner sanctum of records whose unique sound sets them apart from the crowd.
  • 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.
  • Thompson - Family

    Artists of the Month: Thomspson Family

    With Teddy at the helm the Thompson Family album matches the ambition of bringing this extraordinary musical dynasty together.
  • Featured Album: Be Still Young Heart

    Recording the basic tracks for their superb debut album Be Still Young Heart live in a Cornish church seems to have given The Grenaways something quite special.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Christmas Eve YouTube release for Nancy Kerr ‘Sweet Visitor’ concert film

Christmas Eve YouTube release for Nancy Kerr ‘Sweet Visitor’ concert film

Music News

Watch Nancy Kerr ‘Sweet Visitor’ concert film in full on Youtube on Christmas Eve courtest of London Folk Music. Watch the trailer here.

Folk Radio UK talks to Martin Simpson

Folk Radio UK talks to Martin Simpson

Interviews

FRUK head to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham to talk to Martin Simpson who discusses his music, his plans and how Sheffield became his home.

Ian Carr - Who He?

Ian Carr – Who He?

Album Reviews

Who He? is the first solo album from master guitarist Ian Carr, one that can join the inner sanctum of records whose unique sound sets them apart from the crowd.

Kirsty Law - Shift

Kirsty Law – Shift

Album Reviews

Shift offers a rich and often heady brew of traditional and modern songs and sounds rooted in the musical traditions of the Borders between southern Scotland and northern England.

Apple of My Eye Interview

Apple of My Eye Interview

Featured Albums

Apple Of My Eye’s Arran Glass gives us an exclusive insight into the genesis of their unique sound and how Seven Tides, their wonderful new album was crafted.

Orkney Folk Festival Announce First names (21-24 May 2015)

Orkney Folk Festival Announce First names (21-24 May 2015)

festivals

Orkney Folk festival announce first three names: Sharon Shannon, Seth Lakeman and Ward Thomas. Acts to follow from Canada, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, England, Scotland & more.

Warwick Folk Festival 23 - 26 July 2015

Warwick Folk Festival 23 – 26 July 2015

festivals

Warwick Folk Festival reveal their line up for 2015 so far which includes a special concert from Billy Bragg, a new show from The Demon Barbers and lots more.

Thumbnail image for Hot Feet – Mist is Dust (Review and Song of the Day)

Hot Feet – Mist is Dust (Review and Song of the Day)

Album Reviews

Mist is Dust is melodic, individual and beautifully rendered. he overall feel is of adventure, of boundary-pushing and scant regard for the status quo.

laura marling- short movie

Laura Marling announces new album: Short Movie

Music News

Laura Marling has announced the release of her new album ‘Short Movie’ which sees her moving to a bigger electric feel. Watch her new title track video here.

The Great British Folk Festival - Live Review

The Great British Folk Festival – Live Review

festivals

We report back on The Great British Folk Festival feat: Bellowhead, Capercaillie, Bella Hardy, Salt House, Eddi Reader, Melrose Quartet and many more.

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 Winners

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 Winners

Features

The Scots Trad Music Awards was unforgettable evening and certainly the warmest celebration we’ve been to. An unforgettable and an inspiring evening.

Video Premiere & Song of the Day: David Roberts - Grail (Live)

Video Premiere & Song of the Day: David Roberts – Grail (Live)

Première

The name David Roberts may well be new to many of you although we strongly feel that will change very soon. This is a video premiere of his new song ‘Grail’.

The Outside Track - Get Me Through December

The Outside Track – Get Me Through December

Music News

Watch the new video from The Outside Track for their new Christmas single ‘Get Me Through December’ which is available to download now.

Stephen Gerrard - Broken Shells

Stephen Gerrard – Broken Shells

Album Reviews

Stephen Gerrard, the kind of singer-songwriter who’s the backbone of our folk clubs, provides a second collection of self-penned songs with ‘Broken Shells’.