Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts - Released 19th May 2014


28 April 2010

Folk Radio UK is a UK based (Somerset) 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 featured on 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 reviews 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)


We approach the music we feature with a passion and are widely recognised for our high quality content and articles. We are also widely recognised for introducing new music and making radio that is fresh and original. Our feedback says it all:

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

…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

Why Us?

  • We average more page views per visit than any other music website covering folk, roots and Americana, our readers are also engaged for longer. This means our adverts are exposed for longer and seen by more people. Check and compare us for yourself: (to note – the lower the ranking the more popular a website is, we’re in the top 10,000 UK websites and the top 225,000 Global websites).

  • We provide top quality original content which attracts advertising from the likes of Artists (from the headliners to the new), Record Labels (from the large to the small independents), Gigs and Festivals (from the big to the small and intimate).

  • We have the ideal targeted audience who are passionate about the music we feature.

  • We have a large social network with combined followers on Facebook and Twitter of over 20,700. We have over 7000 followers on Soundcloud

  • Thanks to our high ranking our audience continues to grow daily providing increased exposure to our content and adverts.

  • Our website is updated daily and attracts 1000′s of daily readers: we currently receive over 382,000 page views per month i.e. actual pages read by individuals

  • Our prices are kept at a competitive level and offer great value.

  • We are flexible. If you want something different, then just contact us. We can also design your advert if required.

    Contact Us:

    Contact Alex for our advertising rates or for a quote: He will be more than happy to answer any questions or to work with you on more specific needs.