Folk Radio UK Partner with The London Folk and Roots Festival (Preview)

Folk Radio UK Partner with The London Folk and Roots Festival (Preview)

festivals

Folk Radio UK has teamed up The London Folk and Roots Festival feat. the likes of Martha Tilston, Georgia Ruth, Foy Vance, The Full English, Maz O’Connor, Adam Holmes & More!

Video Premiere: Peter Doran - The World is Wide

Video Premiere: Peter Doran – The World is Wide

Première

We have a special video premiere today from Peter Doran for “The World is Wide”, the first official video from his new album “Outlines” . The video shows the world as it looks through the eyes of two young explorers.

FRUK Presents: Sugar Magnolia - Clay Pipe (Under The Apple Tree Session)

FRUK Presents: Sugar Magnolia – Clay Pipe (Under The Apple Tree Session)

Sessions

For our latest session for Bob Harris’ Under the Apple Tree Sessions we chose Sugar Magnolia a duo made up of Jack Day and Bryony Afferson of Troubadour Rose. Watch them performing ‘Clay Pipe’.

Thumbnail image for Lúnasa UK Tour Blog part 2

Lúnasa UK Tour Blog part 2

Guest Blog

We re-join Lúnasa for the final part of their guest tour blog as they complete their 12-date UK Tour. Accommodation antics, farewells and full-houses. What a tour!

Jessica Pratt Announces New Album - On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt Announces New Album – On Your Own Love Again

Music News

Jessica Pratt announces the release of her second full-length record On Your Own Love Again which is also her first on Drag City, the label for Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Alasdair Roberts.

Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie

Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Until I Find You (Song of the Day)

Song of the Day

Watch the new video for ‘Until I Find You’ from Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy. It features the artwork of Toronto artist Heather Goodchild & is also our Song of the Day.

India Electric Co. - Beirut

India Electric Co. – Beirut

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day comes from India Electric Co who many of you will previously know as Cole Stacey & Joseph O’Keefe. This single very bodes well for their forthcoming album.

Video Premiere: The Magic Lantern - Somewhere Safe To Sea

Premiere: The Magic Lantern – Somewhere Safe To Sea (the life and times of Jamie Doe)

Première

With his Autumn tour about to kick off we have a special video premiere, a short film giving a wonderful glimpse into the life of Jamie Doe (AKA The Magic Lantern).

Jesse Olsen Bay - Insomnia Flower

Jesse Olsen Bay – Insomnia Flower

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day is from Jesse Olsen Bay and his song cycle and body of work based around unpublished writings of Jesse’s grandmother, acclaimed author/activist Tillie Olsen.

FRUK Mix – Discovered & Unearthed #5

FRUK Mix – Discovered & Unearthed #5

Mixes

Our latest mix is packed with beautiful leftfield sounds to delight the ear including: Plinth, Mark Fry, Lutine, Cove Hithe, Rachael Dadd, Sproatly Smith, Mary Hampton and more.

Gregory Alan Isakov -  Amsterdam (Song of the Day)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Amsterdam (Song of the Day)

Song of the Day

Our Song of the Day is ‘Amsterdam’, taken from Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album The Weatherman for which he kicks off his UK tour today. Watch the video here.

Video Premiere: Co-pilgrim - Pushover

Video Premiere: Co-Pilgrim – Pushover

Première

Watch the video premiere for Co-Pilgrim’s ‘Pushover’, brilliantly put together by Claire Bennett (who sings in Co-pilgrim) using single-frame animation with images composited from drawings and photographs.

Thumbnail image for Emily Barker Announces Final tour with The Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker Announces Final tour with The Red Clay Halo

Music News

In their most recent newsletter to fans Emily Barker announced that the upcoming tour with The Red Clay Halo is be her last, for a while at least.

Thumbnail image for Video Premiere: Hattie Briggs – Share Your Heart

Video Premiere: Hattie Briggs – Share Your Heart

Première

We have a great video premiere from the talented BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards nominee Hattie Briggs with her new single ‘Share Your Heart’ which is out next month.

Video Premiere: Rozi Plain - Jogalong (& Song of the Day)

Video Premiere: Rozi Plain – Jogalong (& Song of the Day)

Première

Watch the video premiere for Jogalong, our Song of the Day from the fabulous Rozi Plain. Taken from her special split 7” single with Rachael Dadd out now on Lost Map Records.

Alasdair Roberts Announces New Self-Titled Album

Alasdair Roberts Announces New Self-Titled Album

Music News

On January 27th, 2015 the world will see the release of Alasdair Roberts, the new self-titled solo record from the well-known Scottish songwriter, guitarist and singer.