We catch up with Richard Thompson to discuss his new record Acoustic Classics II, the longevity of a decent piece of writing and the protective nature of fans over material.
In many respects the community choir is the perfect vehicle for social commentary, they are collectivist, everyone working together with a common aim. In this regard, the Commoners Choir are at the top of their game, they excel at entertaining, provoking and engaging.
Exclusive: Listen to Wild Ponies new album Galax on which they pay tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies’ members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised. European Tour October and November 2017.
TradLive – a new music festival from Hands Up for Trad which will be streamed entirely on YouTube – will go live on Saturday 23rd September. The one day spectacular will see 9 live music acts broadcast live from 2pm to 11pm (BST)
When Coope Boyes and Simpson announced the release of Coda in 2016, they described their tenth album as “a concluding event … a farewell to touring.” FRUK catches up with them to talk about the past & the future.
Guitarist and songwriter Tom Bright has literally travelled around the globe for his music. We catch up with him to talk about what motivates his nomadic pursuits and how his music has taken off since his return to the UK.
We talk to Ruarri Joseph about his new rock focused project William the Conqueror and premiere the video for their single ‘Tend To The Thorns’ taken from their debut ‘Proud Disturber Of The Peace’, out on 4 August via Loose.
This week’s Folk Show features rituals, Cuckoos, poachers, Lapwings, Gypsies and a Golden Plover to name just a few of the themes that crop up in the folk songs we’ve pulled together. We’ve also got a sneak peek at some advance releases from Martin Simpson, Tom Russell, The Young’uns and Mairearad Green and Mike Vass plus more.