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The Merry Month of May

Everything you need to know about the highlight of the folk calendar

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.

Customs Uncovered: The Tichborne Dole

Discover the enduring tradition of the Tichborne Dole, a charitable act dating back to the 12th century, offering blessed flour (and curses) to Hampshire locals.

A woman leaps between rocks on Dartmoor. She is wearing a cardigan and knee-high boots.

Customs uncovered: Leap Year

It’s not every year you get to write about leap years, for rather obvious reasons. So we thought we ought to jump on the chance in 2024.

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.