Folk

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...

Featured artist: Great Silkie

Trading in primitive rock 'n' roll for dreamy, shimmering sonics, the former The Voyeurs guitarist decamped to the English countryside to create his wistful, folk-tinged sound.