Celebrated melodeon player, John Spiers, joins Jon Wilks on the Old Songs Podcast to discuss the Morris tune, The Princess Royal.
Where Are All The Women? by Jennie Higgins is an entirely unaccompanied first-attempt from an emerging folk singer.
Jenn Butterworth & Will Pound release Volume 1, a collection of traditional and original tunes that swerve into gloriously bluesy territory whenever the mood takes them.
Professor Fay Hield chats about her multifaceted career, the Access Folk project, and the upcoming Folk Singing Symposium in Sheffield.
Dig in to our selection of articles covering traditional British customs and the manner in which they survive and thrive today.
St Agnes Day was traditionally a time when young women were able to bring about visions of their future lovers and husbands. Here's how...
Meet Douglas Kell, occasional Whittlesea Straw Bear and the latest director of the Straw Bear Festival, and find out what it means to be one of the UK's most-loved folk icons.
Making Mischief is a new exhibition to be staged at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, dedicated to British folk costumes. It's the first of its kind. Here's all you need to know.
As Halwyn Folk release a new video exploring Old Christmas, we take a look at some of the commonly asked questions around Twelfth Night.
Tom Goskar, a born-again guise dancer in southwest Cornwall, explores the little-known Cornish tradition that is guise dancing.
Heading to the Sheffield Carols? Want to know where to go, what songs to sing and a little of the etiquette? We've got you covered.
Ever wondered where Morris Dancers go in the winter, when it's a bit chilly for standing outside a pub in shirt sleeves? Well, if they're based in East Anglia, there's a chance they'll change their kit and head to the Fens to partake in a spot of Molly Dancing instead. To save you from having to change out of your slippers, Rachel Wilkinson went to find out more about this traditional dance style from the East of England and the Midlands.
Can woggle hopping be classed as a British custom? Probably not, but it still deserves a mention as an eccentric activity that briefly caught the public imagination.
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Reviewing the latest releases on the traditional folk music scene. We focus on traditional music, or music that has been directly inspired by it.