Founded in 2004 FRUK is an independent music blog and radio station covering an eclectic mix of music from Folk through to more alternative offerings.
Our goal is to write about the music we love and to introduce you to new music along the way from the UK and beyond. FRUK is run by Alex Gallacher and supported by a great team of writers. If you would like to join our team click here for more details.
Start of Folk Radio UK website and radio channel.
New website launch
Launch of new Folk Radio UK radio channel on leading music streaming service Deezer accessed by 12 million monthly active users. Click here for details on how to listen.
Launch live music night ‘The Levels Collective‘ in partnership with Bridgwater Art Centre. A live monthly Folk Music Night showcasing emerged, emerging, trad, alt, roots, world, Americana and more. Click here to find our What’s On.
Nov 2014: Folk Radio UK shortlisted in the MG Alba Scots Music Awards in recognition for presenting Scottish traditional music well.
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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.
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Alex Gallacher (Founder and Editor-in-chief)