What is Folk Radio UK?
Folk Radio UK (FRUK) is an independent Music & Culture Webzine. It was founded in 2004 primarily as radio service but over the years has developed into a webzine covering a wide variety of folk (from trad to experimental) as well as alternative music offerings through reviews, news, interviews and features. We also offer on-demand shows which seek to challenge and broaden the musical horizons of our listeners.
We tend to steer clear of mainstream and commercial music and have eclectic tastes. We often cover music that is considered marginalised, especially in the areas of folk, traditional music, avant-folk, experimental, psychedelic, lo-fi and alternative music.
We also 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 mixes and shows and we’ll hopefully recharge some batteries along the way.
Recommended by 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).
Head to our listen page for details on how to enjoy our on demand mixes and shows.
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Alex Gallacher (Founder and Editor-in-chief)