As they release a brand new video, Debbie Armour from Burd Ellen talks us through her relationship with 'The Lovers' [Roud 205].
The deliberations have been made and the tally totted up. Here, then, is this year's BIG list.
Short but very sweet, the Longest Night by The Furrow Collective gets you in a Christmas mood with a tidy collection of classics, new and old. Fire up the hearth and reach for the mulled wine.
Rachel Wilkinson (Tradfolk Rach) takes 'Time was Away' for a spin and finds herself overwhelmed with the emotion of it all.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the traditional ballad, 'The Trees They Do Grow High', sometimes known as 'Long A-Growing' [Roud 31].
Sea Song Sessions, a Collaborative Maritime Collection from Boden, Lakeman, Nicholls, Portman & Rutter – a review
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.
Sea-bound folkies announce a collaborative album with a nautical theme, Sea Song Sessions, and plan to tour by tallship.
Emily Portman chats to Jon Wilks about studying folk music at university, collecting supernatural folk songs and how to be a touring mum.