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

Interview: Donovan

The Scottish bard talks us through his spiritual and songwriting journey from the sixties to the present day...

30 seconds interview: The Phantom Band

Glasgow kraut-folk-rock band the Phantom Band may work in pop’s weirder corners but still use great choruses to lure you in among the ideas. New LP Strange Friend proffers their best work yet…

Featured artist: Mary Spender

Singer songwriter Mary Spender has been a regular fixture on Bristol’s live music circuit for a few years now, but has only recently started committing her dulcet tones to record.

30 seconds interview: A Dead Forest Index

This androgynous pair certainly have friends in cool places: they've just become the latest signing to Jehnny Beth's (Savages) hip label Pop Noire and have an ace new EP on the way...

Interview: Bella Hardy

We quiz Bella Hardy on winning BBC 2’s Folk Singer of the Year award and her blend of traditional and contemporary sounds.

In session: Hannah Peel

TGE2014: Watch Hannah Peel's entrancing live performance at the Momentum Fund Showcase, The Great Escape, Brighton.