Folk Radio UK is the UK’s leading independent Folk and Roots music website and radio station. The range of music covered is broad, ranging from Traditional through to Contemporary folk music, Psychedelic folk, Americana, Roots and the more alternative offerings from the fringe. As well as a non-stop radio channel we cover the latest album reviews, folk news, interviews, folk festivals, special features, premieres and lots more.
Head to our listen page for details on how to tune-in to our 24 hour folk music radio stream. Each day we bring a fresh hand-curated playlist offering the broadest selection of artists you’re likely to hear on radio today. Expect a diverse and eclectic range of music which is regularly updated to keep it fresh and engaging.
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Featured in The Independent (24 August 2015) on the rise of online radio.
Featured on BBC 6 Music (April 2015): Interviewed by Tom Robinson on Now Playing @6Music.
Shortlisted in the MG Alba Scots Music Awards (2014) in recognition for presenting Scottish traditional music well Folk Radio UK made it to the finals of the MG Alba Scots Music Awards.
Partnered with Bob Harris (2014) – Under The Apple Tree sessions, a live session series run by Bob Harris aimed at showcasing the best musical talent in a unique location.
Media Sponsor for 9Bach UK Tour – Media sponsor for the 9Bach 2014 tour to promote new album TINICIAN which won ‘Best Album’ at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards.
Launch the first Folk Music Partner Channel on leading music streaming service Deezer (2012) accessed by 12 million monthly active users.
Featured in The Guardian (2011) Recommended in G2 supplement in an article on Folk Music and the BBC Folk Music Awards.
Some Press Quotes
…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)
Our broadcasts are licensed through PPL and PRS via Deezer and Radionomy.
Alex Gallacher (Founder and Editor-in-chief)