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Interview: Gordon Giltrap

‘In all honesty, I'm still stunned by it all and can't quite believe it,’ says Gordon Giltrap of his recent appointment as an MBE. Here, the guitarist and composer reflects on his career and achievements.

Playlist: Cambridge Folk Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and to mark such an occasion we’ve compiled a playlist of our favourite folk acts. Check out tunes from Van Morrison, Bert Jansch and more

Featured artist: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker are the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree. They sit comfortably on the shoulders of giants, grasping the basic tenet that folk music is not born from the studio but is passed down organically through the generations. Though influenced by the likes of Richard and Linda Thompson, Shirley Collins and Bert Jansch, their new album reveals the ambition of two musicians eager to cut their own path.