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.

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Dallahan – Interview

Interviews

Calling on all of their considerable musical skills Dallahan have made the excellent When The Day Is On The Turn, here they give FRUK unique insight into their mixed heritage and mainly Irish musical roots.

Gerda Stevenson Interview

Gerda Stevenson Interview

Interviews

With the release of her first solo album ‘Night Touches Day’, Gerda Stevenson talks to FRUK about the different paths along which her career has taken her, and where they might lead in the future.

FRUK talks to Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

FRUK talks to Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

Interviews

In our latest Photo / Interview feature Rob talks to Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater about touring, how they met and more. They are touring together this month.

Ian Carr Interview

Ian Carr Interview – Who He?

Featured Albums

On the eve of the launch of his first ever solo album FRUK catches up with Ian Carr to talk about the making of the highly original Who He? and his band The Various Artists.

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Kenneth J Nash Interview (+ Song of the Day)

Artist of the Month

With his heartfelt songs Kenneth J Nash looks beyond the troubles of his life for the hope that follows The Fall of Eden, here he tells us how the LP helped put him back on track.

James Varda Interview

James Varda Interview

Interviews

We talk to James Varda about his latest album ‘Chance and Time’, regarded by many as his best work to date. We look back at his career alongside his diverse influences that have helped shape his music.

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Folk Radio UK talks to Kelly Oliver

Interviews

For our latest photo / interview feature Rob catches up with Kelly Oliver whose debut album ‘This Land’ was included in the Telegraph’s ‘Top Folk Albums of The Year’.

Scott Matthews (Interview)

Scott Matthews (Interview & Song of the Day)

Interviews

Scott Matthews is in loquacious form as he gives FRUK an exclusive insight into the making of the wonderful Home Part 1, his songwriting and some of the things that inspire him.

Live Review & Interview: Thompson Family at Kings Place, London

Live Review & Interview: Thompson Family at Kings Place, London

Artist of the Month

Read our live review of the highly anticipated Thompson Family gigs at London’s Kings Place. Plus, we have an exclusive chat with Teddy Thompson before he takes to the stage.

Folk Radio UK talks to Martin Simpson

Folk Radio UK talks to Martin Simpson

Interviews

FRUK head to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham to talk to Martin Simpson who discusses his music, his plans and how Sheffield became his home.

Apple of My Eye Interview

Apple of My Eye Interview

Featured Albums

Apple Of My Eye’s Arran Glass gives us an exclusive insight into the genesis of their unique sound and how Seven Tides, their wonderful new album was crafted.

Lau-Land Edinburgh (Live Review / Interviews)

Lau-Land Edinburgh (Live Review / Interviews)

Interviews

Simon heads to Edinburgh for Lau-Land for a spectacular series of concerts, workshops and more. He gives a valuable insight into the event and talks to Joan Wasser, Karen Matheson, Lau and more.

Fraser Anderson - Little Glass Box Interview

Fraser Anderson – Little Glass Box Interview

Interviews

Fraser Anderson talks in depth about his album ‘Little Glass Box’ and the extraordinary journey he’s been on, one that has been fraught with difficulties, but with no regrets.

Sheema Mukherjee Interview

Sheema Mukherjee Interview

Interviews

Sheema Mukherjee gives FRUK an exclusive insight into her debut solo LP, a vivacious vinyl treat that takes her classical Indian sitar skills into a bold new fusion of sound.