Jon Wilks chats to folk singer and Morris dancer, Ellie Gowers, about her close encounters with history in the making.
We don’t cover many (any, thus far) metal gigs here at Tradfolk, but when we heard of a Morris team entering a battle of the bands competition, we decided this was the opportunity we’d been waiting for…
A Sheffield folk dance group have found themselves at the centre of the latest alleged 10 Downing Street Covid-19 lockdown contraventions, this time relating to an illegal Morris dance or ‘team building work event’.
We chat to author Michael Heaney about his new book tracing the history of morris dancing from its earliest emergence to the present day.
We get the low-down on the Dancing England Rapper Tournament, otherwise known as DERT, coming to Rochdale in March.
You'd be hard-pressed to recall a time that Morris dancing infiltrated the Brit Awards. Here's how Boss Morris did it.
Already making an appearance at festivals around the UK, 'The Broadside Hack' is a new film exploring traditional folk music in a modern context.
The person who got the English folk dance movement off the ground was Mary Neal, a suffragette who eventually fell foul of that man Cecil Sharp’s quest for artistic authenticity. Derek Schofield tells the tale.
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