Folk

30 seconds interview: Joshua Burnside

Joshua Burnside's curious brand of brooding alt-folk has earned him well over 3.5 million Spotify streams and bagged him some seriously impressive slots at SXSW, The Great Escape and BBC’s Biggest Weekend. We caught up with him ahead of the release of his next EP.

30 seconds interview: I SEE RIVERS

I See Rivers are a UK-based Nordic trio who deal in 'float folk' and mould-breaking vocal harmonies. Get to know them here before they hit the road on a UK tour...

Playlist: Underneath the Stars Festival

When Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Kate Rusby isn't writing and performing her own stuff, she's co-curating the ace Underneath the Stars Festival. Here, she shares her line-up faves for 2018...

Free folk songwriting masterclass

Calling all songwriters and composers in Central Scotland – award-winning folk musician Rachel Newton is hosting a free masterclass for the BBC’s Biggest Weekend.

In session: Flamingods

Flamingods are four geographic drifters and globetrotting crate diggers who cook up spicy sounds deep with international influences. Watch them in action at PRS Presents...

Interview: Phaedra

'As audiences for classical music grow older and smaller, it’s vital that new generations of listeners are created' - Phaedra violinist Peter Granell on how experimental ensembles are keeping the genre alive...

Interview: Ciaran Lavery

'I began to look at my own personal issues I would have ordinarily kept off the record – my struggles with mental health issues as an example.' The Northern Irish troubadour on opening his heart for his new record...

Interview: John Foster

The designer and author of the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century discusses the role of artwork in the digital era...