Folk

Live session: Pat Dam Smyth

Pat Dam Smyth is one of those rare songwriter-composers who can flit between classical and contemporary music without batting an eyelid.

30 Seconds: Lucy Kitt

Today we spend some time with folk singer-songwriter Lucy Kitt, to find out more about her writing process and catch up on her career so far.

Like your folk? Check out London’s Folkfest

Those familiar with South London’s vibrant music scene may remember Folkfest’s inaugural event in 2011. Back for a second year, Folkfest is returning to The Bedford, Balham, as ukuleles and harmoniums descend upon the venue.

In session: The Gentle Good

The Gentle Good is a finger-picking, pysch-tinged guitarist and songwriter who has journeyed as far afield as Sudan and China to work with local musicians. Watch him perform a new song inspired by his travels.

Skinny Lister play four gigs in one day

Skinny Lister, who were officially crowned the hardest working band in Britain by PRS for Music due to their unrivalled number of performances at UK festivals last year, are proud to announce a personal best: four performances, four different east London venues, one afternoon. The free Vintage Store Pop-up Tour takes place on Tuesday 15 May.

Calan Mai at WMC

Calan Mai, 5 May, is recognised as the first day of summer according to the Celtic calendar.

Mary Leay interview and performance

Singer-songwriter Mary Leay delivers her haunting compositions with a crystal-perfect voice. Watch part one of Mary’s interview and her acoustic performance of ‘For The Last Time’.