Cáit Ní Riain of The Weaving talks us through her relationship with the traditional Irish song, 'P is for Paddy' [Roud 419].
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Jon Wilks is the editor of Tradfolk.co. He has previously worked as the editorial director of Time Out Tokyo, and editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi. Over the years he has written for the Guardian, Dazed & Confused, the Japan Times and many more publications. When he is not writing about traditional folk music on this website, he's performing and recording traditional music over on jonwilks.online. His original blog, Grizzly Folk (2017-2018), forms the basis of the early posts on this website.
As Martin Simpson celebrates his 70th birthday (not to mention 58 years as a guitarist), we asked his admirers to pitch questions on a musical life very well lived.
The Choir of Outsiders presents the Northgate Folk Festival, an experimental and contemporary folk all-dayer set in the heart of...
Our round-up of photos and videos of morris dancers dancing up the sun on May Day, 2023. The summer is icumen in and winter's gone away.
The Tradfolk Morris Dancing guide is here to help you find your nearest side come rain or shine. Send us your info, share this guide around, and let the Morris commence.
Locked away in a church in Derbyshire, Sam Sweeney continues to conjure up nourishment for the soul.
Why is the month of May so important to the folk world? Here's our list of what to do, where to go, what to see, and what it all means.
The legendary Glastonbury Dragons are set to emerge from their secret lair beneath the iconic Glastonbury Tor once again, and...
Walking bush, Jack in the Green, has a history dating back to the early 1800s. Here's how the character came into being.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the maypole tradition, but were too uncomfortable to ask.
A brief look at the custom known as Bringing in the May, the night before May Day, when nature ran riot.