Bríd Harper - Inis Jim Byrne Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:32

Bríd Harper


by Fiona Heywood

We met up with fiddler Bríd Harper at the Cup Of Tae traditional music festival in Ardara in Co. Donegal this May bank holiday weekend.

The Gilchrist Collective …telling the story of important song collector, Anne Gilchrist Jim Byrne Tue, 03/22/2022 - 14:00

The Gilchrist Collective
Most truly yours, Aunt Anne …telling the story of important song collector, Anne Gilchrist
by Sue Burgess


Kevin Henderson Jim Byrne Mon, 01/24/2022 - 14:46

Kevin Henderson
Travels with Mr Extra Item

Cara Jim Byrne Mon, 11/22/2021 - 14:23


Ian Bruce Jim Byrne Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:33

Ian Bruce
…in conversation at home (where else?)

Martin Simpson... in conversation with Jo Freya Jim Byrne Tue, 05/25/2021 - 10:51

Martin Simpson

in conversation with Jo Freya


Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Jim Byrne Tue, 03/23/2021 - 11:08

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

by Fiona Heywood

Mossy Christian by Brian Peters Jim Byrne Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:07

Onward, Christian!

Brian Peters checks out an exciting new face in English traditional music… Mossy Christian.

Fay Hield - by Dave Eyre Jim Byrne Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:35

If we regard folk music as a spectrum, then Fay Hield leads an extraordinarily busy life at the performing end of that spectrum; another in the middle as an organiser; and at the other end as a well-respected academic in the music department of the University of Sheffield. These roles have never been mutually exclusive for we have performer-academics and organiser-musicians – but rarely have we had someone who fulfils all three roles.

The Old Swan Band ...a retrospective by Vic Smith Jim Byrne Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:15

In the years either side of 1975, a revolution took place in English Social Dance. The dominant force throughout the 20th century had been the English Folk Dance and Song Society. There had been a previous major change in the first years after 1945 when the young royal princesses took an interest in square dancing after visiting Canada. The EFDSS heartily endorsed this and the bands that played for their ubiquitous dance clubs adopted many of their reels and played them at speed.