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Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Interview

Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Interview

Ahead of their gig at Cecil Sharp House next month, the musicians share their thoughts on the pros and cons of collaboration, working with traditional material and what the budding folk singer can learn from Jimmy Eat World...

Heg and the Wolf Chorus

Heg and the Wolf Chorus Interview

The band from the South-West spent last year creating their second studio album, partially funded by a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Now they’re back on the road, touring a new set of theatrical folk songs. We asked Heg Brignall herself to tell us more…

Old Man Luedecke

Beachwalking with Old Man Luedecke…

It’s a brilliantly sunny August afternoon on the Isle of Wight and Old Man Luedecke is about to go for a swim. It’s one of the few breaks he has in the midst of a busy touring schedule in support of his latest album ‘Easy Money’ – a calypso-esque, lyrically honest record exploring the nuances of family relationships and everyday life.

Sharon Shannon

Exclusive interview: Sharon Shannon

Irish musician Sharon Shannon has achieved legendary status for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and her genre-defying collaborations. She plays at Cecil Sharp House on 13 June alongside Senagalese kora master Seckou Keita. We caught up with Sharon to learn more about this partnership, her wider musical influences, and more…

Edgelarks

Exclusive interview: Edgelarks

Edgelarks duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin released their long-awaited fifth album 'Feather' earlier this month. Ahead of their launch show here on 30 May, we caught up with them to discuss the concept behind the album, their musical approach and their thoughts on the folk scene today...