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 Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience may be the most anticipated folk album of the year. For obvious reasons, it is well overdue. But is it worth the wait?
Abbey Thomas takes a journey Where the Big Lamp Shines, in the company of Newcastle bluegrass band, The Often Herd.
Stick in the Wheel bring new perspectives on tradition in the company of musicians unassociated with folk music, to fascinating effect.