• James Varda - Chance and Time

    Featured Album: Chance and Time

    We talk to James Varda about his latest album ‘Chance and Time’, regarded by many as his best work to date.
  • Artist of the Month: Kenneth J Nash

    Artist of the Month: Kenneth J Nash

    The Fall Of Eden is a title laden with significance. Summoning happier memories this record is a cathartic and road map to a new dawn.
  • Dallahan – When The Day Is On The Turn

    Featured Album: When The Day Is On The Turn

    With their diverse backgrounds but shared grounding on the Edinburgh session circuit, Dallahan have set off a fanfare of acclaim. When The Day Is On The Turn meets the hype head on and smashes it!
  • Joe Topping - The Vagrant Kings

    Featured Album: The Vagrant Kings

    Having spent a couple of life changing years on the road in America, Joe Topping has assembled the extremely talented Vagrant Kings to deliver a great new set of songs.
  • Gerda Stevenson – Night Touches Day

    Featured Album: Night Touches Day

    On Night Touches Day each of Gerda’s songs stands proudly on its own merits and each contributes to the album’s irresistible eclecticism.
  • Sons Of Bill – Love and Logic

    Featured Album: Love and Logic

    Drawing on the rich culture of America’s South, the Sons Of Bill transform the often-conflicting strand of Love And Logic into a seamless thread of sonic magic.
  • Bully’s Acre – The Twelve Pins

    Featured Album: The Twelve Pins

    Taking Irish folk tunes and flamenco’s fire as their starting points Bully’s Acre combine three exceptional musical talents and the spectacular debut CD, The Twelve Pins, is the result.
Laura J Martin - Red Flag (Song of the Day)

Laura J Martin – Red Flag (Song of the Day)

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes by way of a new live video for Laura J Martin’s ‘Red Flag’. It was made by Ewan Jones Morris and filmed on the set of the play ‘Bright Phoenix’.

Celtic Connections 2015: The Elizabethan Session

Celtic Connections 2015: The Elizabethan Session

festivals

With the great success of The Elizabethan Session those all-star sessions are revived and brought north to Celtic Connections for a final performance at The Mitchell Theatre.

Thumbnail image for New Video: Family of the Year – Hero

New Video: Family of the Year – Hero

Video

Watch the new video from LA based Family of the Year for ‘Hero’ which features in the critically acclaimed Richard Linklater film ‘Boyhood’. The film soundtrack also features Cat Power, Wilco and more.

Haiku Salut & Jilk - Periscopes (New Single & Song of the Day)

Haiku Salut & Jilk – Periscopes (New Single & Song of the Day)

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day is ‘Periscopes’ which comes from a one off collaboration between the Derbyshire Dales trio Haiku Salut and Bristol electronica collective Jilk. It’s accompanied by a fantastic video.

Celtic Connections 2015: Dreamer's Circus

Celtic Connections 2015: Dreamer’s Circus

Live Reviews

The unscheduled Dreamer’s Circus performance at Celtic Connections was one of the highlights of this year’s festival, a performance that will surely secure their return next year with a more prominent billing.

Adam Holmes & The Embers - Ae Fond Kiss - Charity Single

Adam Holmes & The Embers – Ae Fond Kiss (Charity Single)

Music News

In celebration of Burns Night and, more importantly, to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Adam Holmes & The Embers have recorded Burns’ finest love song, Ae Fond Kiss.

The Best Albums of 2014 (pt.2)

The Best Albums of 2014 (pt.2)

lists

Read Part 2 of our Best Albums of 2014 featuring I draw Slow, United Bible Studies, Harp & a Monkey, McNeil & Heys, Blue Rose Code, Jonnie Common, Two Wings and many more

Premiere: John Lewis with Imelda May - Waltz Around the Kitchen

Premiere: John Lewis with Imelda May – Waltz Around the Kitchen

Première

This is a fantastic song premiere of John Lewis’s new single “Waltz around the Kitchen” with Imelda May on Harmonies from the forth coming album “His Other Side” out in March.

Oh Susanna - UK Tour

Oh Susanna – UK Tour

Music News

Watch the latest video from Canadian singer-songwriter Oh Susanna who tours the UK this month with support from fellow collaborator Jim Bryson.

Thumbnail image for José González – Leaf Off / The Cave

José González – Leaf Off / The Cave

Music News

Listen to the new José González track ‘Leaf Off / The Cave’ taken from his forthcoming album ‘Vestiges & Claws’ due out in February.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Blindlessness

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Blindlessness (Song of the Day)

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy with his new brooding video for Blindlessness which is released as a new single on 27 January.

Sons Of Bill - Love and Logic

Sons Of Bill – Love and Logic

Album Reviews

Drawing on the rich culture of America’s South, the Sons Of Bill transform the often-conflicting strand of Love And Logic into a seamless thread of sonic magic.

Gerda Stevenson Interview

Gerda Stevenson Interview

Interviews

With the release of her first solo album ‘Night Touches Day’, Gerda Stevenson talks to FRUK about the different paths along which her career has taken her, and where they might lead in the future.

Willy Tea Taylor - New Album

Willy Tea Taylor – New Album ‘Knuckleball Prime’

Music News

Willie Tea Taylor signs to new record label Blackwing with a new album ‘Knuckleball Prime’ due out in March 2015 which has some worthy names at the helm.