Folk, roots and Americana Music Interviews

Interviews with traditional and contemporary artists from the field of Folk Music, Roots and Americana, from the UK and beyond.

Feature Audio Interview with Ceri Rhys Matthews

Feature Audio Interview with Ceri Rhys Matthews

Features 26 June 2015

I head to Swansea Bay in South Wales to meet Welsh traditional musician Ceri Rhys Matthews to talk about his Yscolan musicians retreat, music and art. I came away feeling very inspired, you can listen to the audio interview here.

Clype - The Brush To Paint Us All (Song of the Day & Interview)

Clype – The Brush To Paint Us All (Track Premiere & Interview)

Interviews 24 June 2015

We have a track premiere to share from Clype’s eponymous debut album which is truly inspirational. We also speak to Simon Gall about his influences and how the work of Edward Said inspired this track.

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Rachel Hair Trio – New Album (Interview & Tune of the Day)

Interviews 23 June 2015

The Rachel Hair Trio provide us with our Tune of the Day ‘Jigs for Mann’ from their new album Trì (Out Now). Plus, we talk to Rachel about her connection to the Isle of Man and this brilliant set of tunes.

An Interview with Simi Stone

An Interview with Simi Stone

Featured Albums 22 June 2015

Simi Stone is the homecoming queen and the daydream believer as feeling the magnetic pull of Woodstock she’s teamed up with a fantastic band and made a great record. Here she tells us all about her Moutain Motown sound.

Keston Cobblers' Club - Wildfire Interview

Keston Cobblers’ Club – Wildfire Interview

Interviews 19 June 2015

We talk to Keston Cobblers’ Club whose new album ‘Wildfire’ is out now. They head out on tour in July performing at festivals across the UK before supporting Bellowhead on their final farewell tour.

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Folk Radio UK talks to Danni Nicholls

Interviews 12 June 2015

Folk Radio UK’s Rob photographs and talks to Americana/Roots/Country inspired singer Danni Nicholls about her new album Mockingbird Lane, songwriting and Sons of Anarchy. Don’t miss her upcoming live dates.

Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen - Bottle (Interview)

Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen – Bottle (Interview)

Artist of the Month 1 June 2015

It may have taken almost 25 years and a sharp thinking festival booker to light the fuse, but Eliza Carthy and Tim Erikson have finally brewed up a Bottle of rare vintage. Here they tell Folk Radio all about it.

Seckou Keita talks about his new album 22 Strings

Seckou Keita talks about his new album 22 Strings

Featured Albums 29 May 2015

Seckou Keita’s latest album ’22 Strings’ is his first ever solo album and in this new video interview he provides a valuable insight into the album including the significance of the songs and his kora playing.

Jackie Oates - Artist of the Month Interview

Jackie Oates – Artist of the Month Interview

Artist of the Month 19 May 2015

Having released one of the best albums of the year so far, we caught up with Jackie Oates to talk about her musical journey from her early days of singing at Topsham Folk Club to pursuing her solo career. We also talk about the making of The Spyglass & The Herringbone.

Fabian Holland Interview

Fabian Holland Interview

Featured Albums 11 May 2015

We caught up with Fabian Holland for a quick chat about his exceptional second album ‘A Day Like Tomorrow’ and the way his narrow boat life is starting to influence his work. Whilst life is not all plain sailing there are plenty of upbeat moments as he admits “…there are times when you just forget that you’re living in London, which is probably why I like it so much.”

Chris While and Julie Matthews - Who We Are (Interview)

Chris While and Julie Matthews – Who We Are (Interview)

Interviews 9 May 2015

We talk to Chris While and Julie Matthews about their latest album ‘Who We Are’ an album that includes songs about a village decimated by the plague in the 17th century and women working in Sheffield’s steel industry during wartime. Plus guest artists: O’Hooley & Tidow, Joe Broughton, Kellie While and Kit Bailey.

Robert Chaney - Cracked Picture Frames

Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

Album Reviews 5 May 2015

With a talent partly forged in Florida and fuelled by French cinema’s New Wave Robert Chaney’s Cracked Picture Frames marks the arrival of a notable new voice on the London music scene. The album is sharp, intelligent, thoughtful and moving, as Robert sings, “I got some simple words to say,” but he says them so well, you can’t fail to be mightily impressed.