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New Music Introductions

Discover New Music with our Song of the Day, Introductions, Premieres, Sessions, Mixes and more from the world of Folk Music and beyond.

Single Premiere: Julia Meijer  - Ocean / England

Single Premiere: Julia Meijer – Ocean / England

Introducing 9 December 2015

We have great pleasure in premiering the doublesided single from Julia Meijer titled Ocean / England which was launched this week at The Jericho Tavern, Oxford. Although she will be a new name to most of you we don’t believe that will be for very long.

Introducing new Anglo-French band Topette!! (Tune of the Day)

Introducing new Anglo-French band Topette!! (Tune of the Day)

Folk Music News 6 November 2015

Topette!! a new Anglo-French band featuring Andy Cutting, Barnaby Stradling, James Delarre, Julien Cartonnet and Tania Buisse provide us with our Tune of the Day. They will blow your socks off! Make sure you get to see them live. The party’s about to start!

Introducing: Lucy Peach (Ireland Tour this Month)

Introducing: Lucy Peach (Ireland Tour this Month)

Folk Music News 15 September 2015

Hailing from the Australian port city of Freemantle Lucy Peach, describing herself in her short bio as “Singer in stripey pants without a hairbrush”, plays baritone ukulele and has a wonderful vibrant voice. Take a listen to her new single Be So Good’.

Introducing: Janileigh Cohen

Introducing: Janileigh Cohen

Introducing 21 July 2015

Janileigh Cohen is a singer songwriter from Bolton, UK who recently released her debut EP via Bandcamp ‘As a Child’. I think she’s going to become very well known, have a listen and you’ll hear why.

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Introducing: Low Moor Rising

Introducing 20 July 2015

Listen to the debut single from Low Moor Rising, a Leeds-based folk collective. The trio first got together to record a version of The Seeds of Love in response to Radio 2’s call for submissions in celebration of Cecil Sharp’s 2014 induction into the Hall of Fame.

Introducing New Scottish Duo: Clype (+ Song of the Day)

Introducing New Scottish Duo: Clype (+ Song of the Day)

Introducing 18 June 2015

Clype is an exciting new duo comprised of pianist and singer-songwriter Simon Gall of Salsa Celtica and fidler Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs. Listen to Now My Home, our chosen Song of the Day which also features the low whistle of Ross Ainslie.

Gráinne Brady & Ryan Murphy - The Windmill Set

Gráinne Brady & Ryan Murphy – The Windmill Set

Introducing 12 May 2015

Our Tune of the Day is from an exciting new Irish duo based in Glasgow – Gráinne & Ryan. Together they combine fiddle with uilleann pipes and flute to perform Irish traditional tunes, contemporary tunes as well as their own compositions which together with their regional styles, produces some really great Irish sets, as you can hear.

Introducing: Jiggy (and Tune of the Day)

Introducing: Jiggy (and Tune of the Day)

Introducing 8 May 2015

This is what happens when you have a chat down the pub and decide to mix traditional Irish music with hip hop beats from the 1990s. Meet Jiggy: Daire Bracken (fiddle) Éamonn Galldubh (pipes), Niwel Tsumbu (guitar), Anttoin Bracken (guitar), Robbie Harris (percussion) and DJayzus on decks…and occasional guests including Beatboxer MIC Bandit.