Folk music interviews

Interviews with traditional folk musicians, whether they've just started performing folk music or they're old hands.

Broadside Hacks, on tour with their Songs Without Authors project, standing outside the back of a venue.

Dig the new breed: Meet the Broadside Hacks

In that rare, liminal space between traditional folk and indie music, you'll find Broadside Hacks - a London collective of young musicians taking the old songs to new audiences. Jon Wilks caught up with founder member, Campbell Baum, in their New Cross studio.

Folk music reviews

Looking at the latest traditional folk music albums, and some that are clearly influenced by the tradition.

Sid Goldsmith, Alex Garden and Danny Pedler line up to promote the release of REVEL, the debut album of their band, Tarren

Tarren, REVEL – a review

Do you like your folk albums with a Faustian thud? Then REVEL, the debut album from the mini folk supergroup, Tarren, is the disc for you.

The musician, Jacken Elswyth, stands in a field holding a crook.

Jacken Elswyth, Six Static Scenes – a review

Six Static Scenes, the new album from Jacken Elswyth, may be the first collection I've ever reviewed that was specifically influenced by the "slips and mistakes" found on old folk recordings. As such, it's an intriguing and unexpected creation; challenging, experimental, but not without moments of real meditation.

Traditional folk songs

In this section, we explore specific traditional folk songs in depth.