About us15 January 2010
Folk Radio UK is a UK based Music Blog / Webzine and Internet Radio Station founded in 2004 by Alex Gallacher. It is currently the highest ranking folk and roots music website both globally and in the UK attracting over 382,000 page views per month. It has been recommended by the likes of the Guardian and has featured on leading culture websites as well as BBC 6 Music.
Folk Radio UK partnered with Deezer in 2012 and set up a radio channel on their service (find it here) which is Deezer’s flagship folk music station in the UK and Ireland. Folk Radio UK album reviews reach a huge audience as they also feature on Deezer which is available in 100′s of countries and will become available to American users in 2014.
Folk Radio UK are amazing at what they do…Mark Foster, Managing Director of Deezer UK and Ireland (talking about their partnership with Folk Radio UK)
Folk Radio UK offers two radio channels, the Deezer channel mentioned above and their website based channel. Read more about this on our ‘listen page‘. There is also a variety of on-demand content including themed mixes and artist showcases.
FRUK covers a broad horizon of music from folk and roots to Americana. We’re not like anyone else and have no desire to be…like our coverage our playlists are intentionally mixed and unconventional.
FRUK has a great team of reviewers based around the UK and abroad who are passionate about the music played and featured. If you would like to join our team click here for more information.
note: Although we try to review as many albums as we can we are not able to review every submission we receive. Also, we do not charge for our reviews or introductions.
Some Press Quotes
IMHO Folk Radio UK is the dogs furry bollix……there’s so much stuff on the site that is brilliant and the seamless flow of music keeps me listening.
Mike Harding of BBC Radio 2
back-to-back music of the most gentle, serene sort, and a marvellous companion for a few hours
The Guardian radio & TV critic Elisabeth Mahoney
best radio station there is..no DJ waffle!!
Henry Priestman (The Christians)
…the perfect antidote for the constant surge of electronic pulses of today’s modern sounds. Tune in and immerse yourself in the strumming of guitar strings for once. This excellent station provides the purest and prettiest pieces that modern folk music has to offer.
Keep up the good work guys! Thanks to you my working day doesn’t feel so much like work these days. Leo Clarke
I listen to radio the way I did as a kid again. With enthusiasm… You do indeed rock… Duncan O’ Cleirigh
why is there nothing like you on this side of the Atlantic? you’re the highland park to our johnny walker. Nels Andrews (American folk singer)
If you are an artist and want to be considered for review then please contact us at:
Please make sure you include website details of where we can hear your tunes but please don’t send any mp3 files. A biography or some background is also helpful. We try to listen to all artists and if we think your music is suitable we’ll get back in touch. Due to high volumes we cannot respond to everyone who makes a submission…we’re not being rude…we just don’t have enough hours in the day.
Folk Radio UK publishes a regular newletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list you can do so by subscribing for free by clicking the button below.
Our broadcasts are licensed through PPL and PRS via Deezer and Radionomy.
Terms and Conditions of Use
Our terms and conditions of use can be found here.