What is Folk Radio UK?
Folk Radio UK (FRUK) is a UK-based Folk Music Magazine. It was founded in 2004 primarily as radio service but over the years has developed into the most popular Folk and Roots music website and extensive online magazine. We have been recommended by the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, The Big Issue, Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction).
We have a strong reputation for introducing great folk music which led to us curating the first UK-based Folk Music Channel on Deezer as well as reaching the finals of the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in recognition for helping to promote Scottish Traditional music.
Folk Radio UK has 37,000 followers on Twitter & Facebook and each month it attracts 120,000 unique visitors and 425,000 page views (5.1 million page views per year). We cover Folk Music and Roots (both Traditional and Contemporary) and have strong links to the folk scene of the UK and Ireland as well as Europe, US and Canada, although we also cover folk music from across the globe through album reviews, news, interviews and features. We also feature weekly Folk Shows and Spotify Playlists which seek to cover a broad mix of folk music from the past and present as well as introducing new artists and forthcoming releases.
We also occasionally dip into art and culture, including poetry and film.
Who is Folk Radio UK?
Folk Radio UK is run full time by Alex Gallacher (Founder & Editor-in-chief) along with a great team of freelance writers from around the globe including the UK, Canada, US and Australia.
What’s our agenda?
Folk Radio UK has no written agenda other than to seek out great music and share it with our readership/listeners. We are beholden to no one and are 100% independent. No one, including press agencies, record labels or advertisers set our agenda.
Expect the unexpected, go and explore, have a read of our many articles and listen to some of our folk shows and playlists and we’ll hopefully recharge some batteries along the way.
Head to our listen page for details on how to enjoy our weekly folk show.
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Alex Gallacher (Founder and Editor-in-chief)