I established Folk Radio UK in 2004 which has grown to become a leading Music Blog / Webzine and Internet Radio Station. We have a great team of reviewers and I manage and run the website full-time.

We are fanatical about Folk, Roots and Americana and our extensive coverage and knack for discovering new music (something we keep getting better at) has made us one of the most popular websites in this field. Our large and loyal following reflects just how well people engage with Folk Radio UK, these are more than some obscure estimated metric these are people who love what we do. The numbers speak for themselves:

23.1k followers on Facebook and Twitter and 10.2k followers on Soundcloud (feel free to check the links).

Not surprisingly, the large social media following is mirrored in the number of visitors to the website. We attract over 47,000 unique visitors per month who, thanks to the wealth of content and radio channels we have on offer, spend long periods of time on our site. Folk Radio UK is the ideal one-stop-shop for fans of Folk, Roots and Americana making us also an ideal platform for potential advertisers like you: whether you be an artist, promoter, record label or a festival we have a great platform for you to promote from right here waiting for you.

Our position in the music scene is backed up by the actual response and action of others

Deezer (Music Streaming Service)

2012 saw us extend our reach when the Managing Director of Deezer, the music streaming service, Mark Foster asked us to create a radio channel on their service. That radio channel is now one of their most popular on a service that is accessed by 12 million monthly active users. Our album reviews also feature on Deezer giving users a greater insight into artists featured.

Under The Apple Tree sessions with Bob Harris

2014 is our 10th Anniversary and we intend to take that passion still further: In June 2014 we teamed up with BBC Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris and will feature an artist each month on his Under The Apple Tree sessions, a live session series aimed at showcasing the best musical talent in a unique location. See the video announcement below:

Live Monthly Music Showcase

Also coming: The launch of a new partnership and a live monthly Folk Music Night showcasing emerged, emerging, trad, alt, roots, world, Americana and more. More news on this soon. There’s still more to come!

We have a solid reputation for great content and taste, something that has been picked up by the likes of The Guardian who featured us in their G2 supplement on their Radio and TV Guide in 2011. Along the way we have picked up some notable fans including Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2) who declared “there’s so much stuff on the site that is brilliant and the seamless flow of music keeps me listening.” Other well known BBC DJs who have praised us include Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) who recommended his listeners go and visit the website and Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3′s Late Junction), also a fan of the site who has featured artists based on our recommendations.

We provide a friendly service to those wanting to advertise ranging from artists, record labels and festivals. So tap into Folk Radio UK’s popularity and reach out to our large audience. Whatever your needs we can help, just ask for an advertising pack today or drop me a line.

Contact me for a Pack:

You can contact me here I’m more than happy to answer any questions or to work with you on more specific needs.

All the best


Alex Gallacher
Founder and Editor-in-chief