Folk culture features
Sea Song Sessions, a Collaborative Maritime Collection from Boden, Lakeman, Nicholls, Portman & Rutter – a review
The recent resurgence has made it clear that sea shanties remain an important part of the UK singing tradition. Topic Records reminds us what songs about the sea can really be, as Alex Hurr explores.
The third episode of the second series of the Old Songs Podcast features Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith discussing 'The Brisk Lad' [Roud 1667].
From wassailing to beating the bounds, dig into our traditional customs pages and discover something new.
Jon Wilks chats to folk singer and Morris dancer, Ellie Gowers, about her close encounters with history in the making.
The Englefield Estate trespass was a celebration of folk culture as much as it was a protest. Victoria Spooner spoke with Nick Hayes ahead of the event to get his views on the relationship between folk and the Right to Roam campaign.
Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk discuss their rapidly growing tribe, their connection with nature, and the launch of their Lughnasadh Folk Festival.
From injuries to history, everything you (and the internet) have ever wanted to know about the Cooper's Hill cheese rolling contest in Gloucestershire.
The Old Songs Podcast
Exploring traditional folk music one song at a time.
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.