Scots Trad Music Awards 2015

May 2011

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What’s Been Playing on FRUK

Music News 31 May 2011

It’s been a while since we shared a playlist so here is what played out yesterday on Folk Radio UK. This isn’t all our music but it will give you a taster of the breadth of what we play. We have a whole heap of new music waiting to be included, a large amount of which will be added this week.

Live Review: The Tallest Man on Earth

Live Review: The Tallest Man on Earth – Cologne

Live Reviews 26 May 2011

Read Judith’s live Cologne review of The Tallest Man on Earth: The set features intense and assertive moments as much as reserved and tender ones, always reassuring the spectator that they are part of a wonderful evening that will stick with them.

Live Review: Alela Diane @ Scala

Live Review: Alela Diane @ Scala

Live Reviews 25 May 2011

Alela Diane has proven herself capable of a somewhat reinvention whilst never shedding her roots, and while her voice dazzled in its powerful country twangs and intonations, it was often the softer spoken plaintive tones that resonated more deeply.

The Balearic Folk Orchestra

Introducing: The Balearic Folk Orchestra

Introducing 24 May 2011

The Balearic Folk Orchestra came about as a result of a conversation about what makes a great house track. Now, together with a group of like-minded friends including Serafina Steer and Olivia Chaney, they re-interpret classic acid house tunes and balearic beats in an acoustic style.

Celebrating Bob Dylan

Music News 24 May 2011

Today is Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday. So without getting too over-sentimental and expansive about the whole thing I’ve put together a heap of tracks that I’ve enjoyed as well a few rare or less heard tracks which will playout from today.

The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida

The Felice Brothers – Celebration, Florida

Album Reviews 23 May 2011

Give The Felice Brothers ‘Celebration, Florida’ a consistent dose of straight-through plays and you have probably their best album to date. It is both broad, unplaceable and still somehow retentive of their beginnings.

Seeker Lover Keeper

Introducing: Seeker Lover Keeper

Music News 23 May 2011

Sally Seltman, Holly Throsby and Sarah Blasko make up the dream combo ‘Seeker Lover Keeper’. Their debut album is released in June, watch their latest album introducing videos.

Gregory Alan Isakov - In Session

Exclusive: Gregory Alan Isakov – FRUK Session

Features 20 May 2011

Anyone familiar with Gregory Alan Isakov will have experienced the magical silken threaded balance he uses to engage the listener. With a UK Tour in June it was too good an opportunity to miss so we got him to record a session for us.

The Horn the Hunt

Introducing: The Horn the Hunt

Album Reviews 19 May 2011

The Horn The Hunt are a Leeds based duo, comprising of visual artist Clare Carter and Joseph Osborne. Their second album, Depressur Jolie, is genre defying, a calamity of influences held together by an intricate weave of darkened undertones which comes across perfectly in the video below for the track Old Town Cow.

Seasick Steve and John Paul Jones on Later with Jools Holland

Video: Seasick Steve (on Later with Jools Holland 17th May)

Uncategorized 18 May 2011

Here it is again for those of you that missed the incredible performance of Seasick Steve and guest bassist John Paul Jones performing a track from his forthcoming new album ‘You Can´t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’ live on Later with Jools Holland

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Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten (video)

Uncategorized 18 May 2011

A noted highlight of the annual MusicNow festival weekend was a collaboration between Megafaun, Fight The Big Bull, Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten called Sound Of The South, re-imaginings of the songs recorded by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in his early travels.

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Introducing: Diagrams

Music News 18 May 2011

Diagrams are the latest signing to Full Time Hobby, home of Timber Timbre and Erland and the Carnival. Their self-titled 5 track debut EP will be released on CD and digitally on 11th July in the UK. Download free track below.