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.

Kate Rusby - 'Ghost' Interview

Kate Rusby – ‘Ghost’ Interview

Interviews

With the release of her stunning new album ‘Ghost’ FRUK talk to one of the most celebrated voices on the English folk scene – Kate Rusby. She looks back at her 20 and more years on the British folk scene.

Real World 25 Interview with Label Manager Amanda Jones

Real World 25 Interview with Label Manager Amanda Jones

Interviews

As label manager Amanda Jones gives us an exclusive insight into the Real World 25, the wonderful 3CD set celebrating the vision and pioneering discovery of Peter Gabriel and the Womad team.

Adam Cohen (Interview)

Adam Cohen (Interview)

Interviews

Paul catches up with Adam Cohen (son of the legendary Leonard) in Crouch End for a down to earth chat about his new album ‘When We Go Home’.

The Men They Couldn't Hang (Interview)

The Men They Couldn’t Hang (Interview)

Interviews

They Men They Couldn’t Hang sat down to answer a few questions and give us a little exclusive insight into their 30 year history and the making of their new album, The Defiant.

Lándini Interview with Aurelio and Ivan Duran

Lándini Interview with Aurelio and Ivan Duran

Featured Albums

Guarding the legacy of Andy Palacio and the Garifuna culture Aurelio and Ivan Duran have created a vibrant fusion of traditional and new ideas, here they give FRUK an exclusive insight.

Ewan McLennan - Stories Still Untold (Interview)

Ewan McLennan – Stories Still Untold (Interview)

Interviews

With Stories Still Untold being widely hailed as his best album yet Ewan McLennan generously took time out after his London, Foundling Folk show to talk exclusively to FRUK.

Skerryvore - Chasing The Sun Interview

Skerryvore – Chasing The Sun Interview

Featured Albums

Starting a string of Scottish dates today, before heading out to Europe, Skerryvore give Folk Radio UK an exclusive insight into their hectic world and the brilliant new album Chasing The Sun.

Blue Rose Code Interview

Blue Rose Code Interview

Artist of the Month

With a UK tour and the proper release of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye on CD, vinyl and DDL, Ross Wilson gives FRUK an exclusive insight into his creative process and drops a couple of surprises.

Kings of the South Seas - John Parish and Ben Nicholls Interview

Video Interview: John Parish & Ben Nicholls talk about new trad folk album

Features

Kings of the South Seas is a new boundary-crossing trad folk album produced by John Parish. Watch an exclusive video premiere of an interview with John and Ben Nicholls.

Ange Hardy Interview

Ange Hardy Interview

Featured Albums

The Lament Of The Black Sheep is one of the most beautiful records you’ll hear this year – Ange Hardy gives FRUK an exclusive insight into her story and the stories therein.

Naomi Bedford - A History Of Insolence Interview

Naomi Bedford – A History Of Insolence Interview

Featured Albums

With her latest album A History Of Insolence receiving such wide critical acclaim I caught up with Naomi to talk to her about the album, Shirley Collins and politics…

Benjamin Folke Thomas in Nashville (Guest Tour Blog)

Benjamin Folke Thomas in Nashville (Guest Tour Blog)

Features

We have a new Guest blog from Benjamin Folke Thomas in which he shares his recent experience of his trip to Nashville Tennessee for the BBC Introducing Showcase at the Americana Music Festival.

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert at Towersey

Features

Johnny reviews a historic moment: Topic Records 75th Anniversary Concert, taking in great performances from Blair Dunlop, Martin Carthy, Fay Hield, Kris Drever and more. Plus some interviews along the way.

James Yorkston - The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society Interview

James Yorkston – The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society Interview

Interviews

Having reviewed James Yorkston’s latest album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, Thomas grabs an opportunity to talk to James about his new album and more.