traditional folk

Interview: Shirley Collins

'I've been very touched by the warmth of the audiences... but generally speaking, that was always the case.' Shirley Collins speaks to M-Magazine ahead of her Roundhouse show about performance, the enduring allure of traditional music and a whole lot more...

Interview: Stick in the Wheel

‘The thing is, I hate most folk music': Stick in the Wheel's Nicola Kearney on exhuming the genre from the vestiges of 'middle class collectors' and the making of their brand new LP...

Folk roots, new routes

Anita Awbi spends time with folk icon Shirley Collins, and others thriving in her wake, to learn how our ancient musical vernacular is inspiring songwriters today…

Interview: Kellie While

‘Folk music is part of our nation’s history and evolution': singer, songwriter and 7digital's head of creative Kellie While on the preservation of our folk traditions...

Interview: Magpahi

Alison Cooper is the otherworldly voice and vision behind the fairytale folk of Magpahi. We learn how she's drawing on herbalism, magic and mysticism for her new sounds...

Interview: Emily Portman

'Traditional folk offers a rich seam to draw from - it's taught me a lot': award-winning artist Emily Portman on the lure of Britain's old-time sound...

Interview: Shirley Collins

Musical icon Shirley Collins on returning to the studio after 38 years, being trolled on Facebook and why the time is now for traditional folk...