James Yorkston - Broken Wave (from The Demonstrations of The Craws)

James Yorkston – Broken Wave (from The Demonstrations of The Craws)

Song of the Day 26 March 2015

Our Song of the Day comes from James Yorkston with ‘Broken Wave’, which is dedicated to the late Doogie Paul who was a bass player with James Yorkston and the Athletes. The song features on The Demonstrations of The Craws an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015.

Emily Smith Tour News + More

Emily Smith Tour News + More

Music News 26 March 2015

Having just returned from a New Zealand tour Emily Smith has a busy time ahead with a mini German tour, a full UK Tour, a new collaborative show for Edinburgh’s ‘Tradfest’ and a performance on a new BBC Radio 4 programme called ‘Folk of the Pennines’ which will also feature Kate Rusby and Bella Hardy.

Bellowhead - New Video for 'Roll Alabama', Tour Dates & more

Bellowhead – Video for ‘Roll Alabama’, Tour Dates & more

Music News 26 March 2015

Bellowhead continue to go from strength to strength having picked up their 3rd Best Group nomination from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They also embark on a major tour with support from Kings of the South Seas, they have a new single due for ‘Roll Alabama’ for which they also have a new video.

FRUK Present: Jess McAllister - An Under the Apple Tree Session

FRUK Present: Jess McAllister – An Under the Apple Tree Session

Sessions 25 March 2015

As part of our ongoing partnership with Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree sessions we select an artist to go and visit Bob & Co to perform a session. The latest was the wonderful Devon-based Jess McAllister who is joined by Lukas Drinkwater on double bass, that man gets around.

The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey

The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey

Music News 25 March 2015

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, better known to us as The Milk Carton Kids have announced the release of their third album Monterey which will be released on Anti- Records in May. Listen to the title track here.

Lail Arad - Milo

Lail Arad – Milo

Song of the Day 25 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is via the way of an entertaining new video from Lail Arad for Milo. The first official single from her forthcoming new album The Onion. The PR describes it is an explosion of je ne sais quoi. This is an earworm you won’t be able to shake off or indeed forget Lail’s bicycle skills!

C.W. Stoneking - European & UK Album launch tour

C.W. Stoneking – European & UK Album launch tour

Music News 25 March 2015

C.W. Stoneking is bringing a brand new band to Europe and the UK this May/June to promote his new album, Gon’ Boogaloo. Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his last release, Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity!

Kitty Macfarlane - Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)

Kitty Macfarlane – Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)

Song of the Day 24 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is from Kitty Macfarlane with a beautiful cover of Tim Buckley’s Song To The Siren. Kitty recently made it to the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and is also performing at our next Levels Collective evening this Friday supporting Alasdair Roberts.

Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen - New Album 'Bottle'

Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen – New Album ‘Bottle’

Music News 24 March 2015

Eliza Carthy has teamed up with Tim Eriksen to release a new album called ‘Bottle’ which will be released via Navigator Records on May 18th. Hardcore ‘Americana’ with hardcore ‘Anglicana’. We can’t wait, got to be one of the most highly anticipated folk album releases of 2015.

Allan Yn Y Fan Announce New Six Piece Line-up

Allan Yn Y Fan Announce New Six Piece Line-up

Music News 24 March 2015

Welsh band Allan Yn Y Fan not only continue to go from strength to strength but have also grown. They have just announced their first line up change since 2008. The original four band members – Geoff Cripps, Chris Jones, Lind Simmonds and Kate Strudwick are to be joined by by lead-singer Catrin O’Neill and fiddler Alan Cooper.

Video Feature: False Lights - Show and Tell

Video Interview Feature: False Lights – Show and Tell

Interviews 24 March 2015

Jim Moray and Sam Carter of False Lights provide FRUK with a great Show and Tell video interview in which they share their influences with us which range from Sam’s love of Sacred Harp singing to their shared love for Nic Jones and Radiohead. It’s a fascinating insight into what makes them tick. Watch it here.

Video Premiere: Ryan Hobler - Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)

Video Premiere: Ryan Hobler – Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)

Première 23 March 2015

We have a video premiere today from Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Hobler with a beautiful cover of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon. We featured Ryan last year and he wowed us then, but this is cover is simply stunning which is why we’ve also chosen it as our Song of the Day.

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions - Kate Rusby

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions – Kate Rusby

Music News 22 March 2015

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions EP featuring Kate Rusby has been released via iTunes on which she performs songs from her album ‘Ghost’. Kate also kicks off her UK tour next month at The Sage, Gatehead on 15th April.

Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater - Burning Low

Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater – Burning Low

Song of the Day 22 March 2015

We have a great Song of of the Day from Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater for ‘Burning Low’. The combination of Tobias’ accomplished guitar playing (and lead vocals) and Lukas’ double bass make for some sharp rapid fire acoustic interludes that really lift this song giving it a fresh and uplifting sound – a real catchy earworm.