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Morvran members sit on a grey sofa playing the fiddle and the bouzouki.

Morvran, E.P. – a review

Morvran's new EP provides a wonderful, if not all-too-brief, guide to the traditional songs and tunes of Cornwall. Gavin McNamara roves out.

Bringing in the May

The latest articles on May, that most folksome of months.

Ben Edge - the earl of rone photograph taken in Combe Martin

Customs uncovered: The Hunting of the Earl of Rone

Once a year, over the long Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the occupants of Combe Martin, the Earl of Rone Council, and a fair number of spectators enact this fascinating tradition. Alex Hurr takes a deep dive into its history, but warns of distinct fever-dream vibes along the way.

Prep for the summer...

All you need to know about the best folk festivals the UK has to offer.

The Old Songs Podcast

Exploring traditional folk music one song at a time.

Customs uncovered

Dig in to our selection of articles covering traditional British customs and the manner in which they survive and thrive today.

The Whittlesea Straw Bear dances through the streets, followed by a bear keeper, several onlookers, and two smaller bears.

An interview with the Whittlesea Straw Bear

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.

Folk music reviews

Reviewing the latest releases on the traditional folk music scene. We focus on traditional music, or music that has been directly inspired by it.