Traditional customs

From wassailing to beating the bounds, dig into our traditional customs pages and discover something new.

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.

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.