Following on from his article about Penzance’s Midwinter festival - Montol - and the Christmastime mumming tradition called ‘guise dancing’, Tom Goskar turns his attentions to Midsummer and the Cornish festival of Golowan.
Walking bush, Jack in the Green, has a history dating back to the early 1800s. Here's how the character came into being.
A brief look at the custom known as Bringing in the May, the night before May Day, when nature ran riot.
St Agnes Day was traditionally a time when young women were able to bring about visions of their future lovers and husbands. Here's how...
Tom Goskar, a born-again guise dancer in southwest Cornwall, explores the little-known Cornish tradition that is guise dancing.
Jon Wilks chats to folk singer and Morris dancer, Ellie Gowers, about her close encounters with history in the making.
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.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the maypole tradition, but were too uncomfortable to ask.
As Boss Morris help to reignite the country's interest in traditional culture, we dig into the fRoots archive to see how these things are cyclical. Back in 1997, Colin Irwin celebrated a culture every bit as exotic as the most distant of World Music destinations.
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.
Heading to the Sheffield Carols? Want to know where to go, what songs to sing and a little of the etiquette? We've got you covered.
Bampton Morris dancing is known worldwide for its extraordinary lineage. We chat to one of the tradition bearers and dig into the history.