Folk

Live session: Brother and Bones Part 1

Brother and Bones are an English folk five-piece whose music recalls the grit of America’s Deep South just as much as it draws on the pastoral neo-folk of British contemporaries Mumford & Sons.

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.

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.

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’.

M meets… Paul Child Band part two

In part two of M meets... Paul Child Band, we talk to the folk/funk/rock band about bringing together their diverse tastes and influences to create their music and getting their music heard.

M meets… Paul Child Band part one

Paul Child Band might on the surface appear to be a folk/pop ensemble, but their diverse influences actually produce an eclectic fusion of funk, rock, jazz and gypsy folk topped off with Paul's unique vocal stylings.