‘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.
Incredible String Band's Mike Heron on setting up the UK's first folk all-nighter, travelling to Woodstock with Ravi Shankar and how British beatniks have changed since the sixties...
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
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.
Scottish folk luminary Bert Jansch has sadly passed away at a hospice in Hampstead this morning.