Folk

Interview: Serafina Steer

‘I am sort of rapping at one point. I wanted to re-record it because I sound like Mary Poppins’: we chat to harpist, singer-songwriter and sometime Bad Jan member about her latest solo offering.

Interview: Jade Bird

Blues-infused acoustic singer-songwriter Jade Bird on her love affair with Americana and why a decent narrative is an essential songwriting ingredient…

Interview: I SEE RIVERS

'The fundamental structure of time operates differently here than in any other place in the world: I SEE RIVERS send us a dispatch from rural Wales on the making of their debut LP...

Lunatraktors

‘We want to reveal multiple fractured histories, to expose the broken fictions that supposedly pure nationalist traditions are founded on,’ say ‘broken folk’ architects Lunatraktors.

Interview: 9Bach

‘Folk music is in a terrible state. I think there’re too many people who think they’re custodians of it,’ says 9Bach’s Martin Hoyland.

Interview: Tunng

'I'm not sure how we fit into it all, but we were very lucky to be doing what we were doing at that particular time. It created a lot of opportunities for us,' says Tunng's co-founder Sam Genders.

Interview: Joshua Burnside

'Procrastination is the mother of invention': Northern Irish Music Prize winner Joshua Burnside on how he crafts his songs, why production matters and how to tackle that tricky second album...