What is Folk Radio?
Folk Radio is an online Music Magazine covering Folk, Roots, Acoustic, Americana and Alternative music. It was founded in 2004 as a radio station but has since developed into a large online magazine which offers playlists and weekly shows. Folk Radio has 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 music which led to us curating the first UK & Ireland-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 music.
Folk Radio has over 38,000 followers on Twitter & Facebook and each month attracts 120,000 unique visitors and 425,000 page views (5.1 million page views per year). We cover Folk, traditional music, Acoustic, Americans and Alternative Music from across the globe through album reviews, news, interviews and features. We also compliment our words with weekly Shows and Spotify Playlists which seek to cover a broad mix of 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?
Folk Radio 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 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 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)