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Folk music session videos & interviews

Recently posted interviews & sessions

From the archives

In The Footsteps video interview

Dave Swarbrick & Sam Sweeney on the fiddle
Dave Swarbrick interviewed by Sam Sweeney
June Tabor & Lucy Ward discuss the songs that must be sung
June Tabor & Lucy Ward talk about singing the words
Martin Carthy & Jim Moray discuss English folk guitar
Martin Carthy & Jim Moray discuss folk singing
Nic Jones interviewed by Sam Carter
Nic Jones Sam Carter discuss the guitar
Shirley Collins & Jackie Oates
Shirley Collins talks to Jackie Oates about Dolly Collins

Video Interview

Bellowhead recording Hedonism at Abbey Road
Belshazzar’s Feast discuss their winter album Frost Bites
Challenges - Final Bellowhead interview part one
Eliza Carthy on being in the folk music tradition
Eliza Carthy on recording a new CD with her mother
Faustus are Broken Down Gentlemen
Giles Lewin on his solo CD The Armchair Orienteer
Giles Lewin on playing with Bellowhead and Maddy Prior
Hannah James & Sam Sweeney talk about Catches & Glees
Having fun on stage - Final Bellowhead interview part three
In conversation with Jim Moray part 1 - I am Jim Moray EP and Sweet England
In conversation with Jim Moray part 2 - the Jim Moray CD and Low Culture
In conversation with Jim Moray part 3 - The folk & morris revival
In conversation with Jim Moray part 4 - Twitter & production work
In conversation with Jim Moray part 5 - Recording In Modern History part 1
In conversation with Jim Moray part 6 - Recording In Modern History part 2
Jackie Oates on her new album The Joy of Living
Jim Causley talks about his BBC Devon radio show and the end of Mawkin:Causley
John Spiers & Jon Boden celebrate their tenth anniversary
John Spiers at the Oxford Folk Festival 2009
John Spiers on English folk music
Jon Boden answers fans’ questions
Jon Boden Interview
Kerfuffle discuss their new mid-Winter CD and tour Lighten the Dark
Lau talk about playing live, musical inspirations and beekeeping
Lau talk about their new CD Arc Light
Lewis Garland and the Kett Rebellion on their Klezmer influence and state of the music industry
Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose discuss their debut album Sand & Soil
Maclaine Colston interview
Mawkin:Causley - folk’s boy band?
Mawkin:Causley talk about The Awkward Recruit
Megson recording When I Was a Lad...
Post-Bellowhead plans - Final Bellowhead interview part six
Proudest Moments - Final Bellowhead interview part two
Rachael McShane talks about her solo CD and plans with Bellowhead
Saul Rose interview
Seth Lakeman answers fan’s questions
Seth Lakeman on his upcoming record Hearts & Minds
Sleeping on the tour bus - Final Bellowhead interview part four
The Cecil Sharp Project working on material at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival song house
The Elizabethan Session in the Folk by the Oak songhouse
The Imagined Village discuss Empire & Love
The Imagined Village discuss the accusation that English folk music is “arthritically white”
What will you miss? - Final Bellowhead interview part five
Wheeler Street Interview

Video Session & Interview

9Bach play Bwthyn fy Nain
9Bach play Gwydr Glas
Breabach play Clueless
David Gibb & Elly Lucas play Uncle Joe
Ewan McLennan plays Rolling Hills of the Borders
False Lights play Babylon
Fay Hield sings Little Yellow Roses
Fay Hield sings Mad Family
Gren Bartley plays Sweet Traveller
Hannah James & Sam Sweeney play Dick’s Maggot/Dog Leaps Stairs
Ian King plays By George
Jack Rutter plays The Banks of Sweet Dundee
Jackie Oates plays Past Caring
Jackie Oates plays Rogue’s March, The Hills of Trencrom & Pebm Olva
Jim Causley plays Royal Comrade
Jon Boden sings Sea Coal
Jon Boden sings The Trees They Do Grow High
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts play The Bookseller’s Story
Lady Maisery sing The Changeling’s Lullaby
Lewis Garland and the Kett Rebellion play Blackboards and Fingernails
Lucy Ward sings a Stitch in Time
Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose play The Lazy Farmer
Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose play the Wobbly Cat tune set
Megson play The Longshot
Megson play Working Life Out
O’Hooley & Tidow sing Spancil Hill
Pilgrims’ Way play A Pilgrim’s Way
Sam Carter plays The One
Seth Lakeman plays Signed & Sealed
Seth Lakeman plays Tiny World
The Young’uns singing Hartlepool is Blooming

Text Interview

A new Side to Kathryn Tickell
Andrew Shilliday - Overcoming adversity to win the World Pipe Band Championships
Ange Hardy talks about The Lament Of The Black Sheep
Bellowhead Matachin interview #1 - John Spiers
Bellowhead Matachin interview #2 - Justin Thurgur
Bellowhead Matachin interview #3 - Paul Sartin
Breabach reveal all about new album - Urlár
Bright Young Folk meets VAMM
Causley on Causley
Damien Barber - Demon Barbers’ trip to China part1
Damien Barber - Demon Barbers’ trip to China part2
Darwin Song Project - Krista Detor, Stu Hanna & Karine Polwart - part 1
Darwin Song Project - Krista Detor, Stu Hanna & Karine Polwart - part 2
Darwin Song Project - Rachael McShane & Stu Hanna
Ewan McLennan tells us Stories Still Untold
Flook: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years at the Forefront of Folk Music
Gavin Davenport walks The Bone Orchard
Jim Moray announces new album - Skulk
John Spiers on Bellowhead’s non-album tracks
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - bringing back the hour
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on touring & reflecting on Hidden People
Mohsen Amini: The Man With The Concertina
New group The Alt - talk trios, cabins and the Irish tradition.
O’Hooley & Tidow talk about The Hum
Ollie King’s Gambit
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin look back on 2014 & plan new album
Sam Lee talks Song Collecting
Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle - Made in the Great War
The Full English: Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman & Nancy Kerr
The Young’Uns - Folk’s new Brisk Lads
Treacherous Orchestra - Grinding Out A New Path
Up Through the Woods with David Gibb & Elly Lucas
Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer get Seriouskitchen

December Session

Ange Hardy sings Mary’s Robin
Belinda O’Hooley & Heidi Tidow sing One More Christmas
Belshazzar’s Feast play Sans Day Carol
Breabach play Once in Royal David’s City
Crumbling Ghost play Gower Wassail
David Gibb & Elly Lucas play Good King Wenceslas
Eliza Carthy sings Dives & Lazarus
Emily Portman sings The Cherry Tree Carol
Ewan McLennan plays The First Noel
Fay Hield sings Remember O Thou Man
Gavin Davenport sings King Herod & The Cock
Gren Bartley plays Winter Fires
Harp & a Monkey play Silent Night
Jackie Oates sings Fleecy Care
James Bell sings On Christmas Day it Happened So
James Findlay plays The Ditchling Carol
Jon Boden sings Christmas Bells & The Mistletoe Bough
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker sing In the Bleak Midwinter
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts play Every Midnight Mile
Lady Maisery sing The Coventry Carol
Long Lankin sing I Saw Three Ships
Lucy Ward sings Auld Lang Syne
Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose play We Shepherds Are the Best of Men
Matt Quinn sings Ring Out O Bells
Megson play Mary Mary
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan sing While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Nick Hart, John Dipper & Tom Moore - Oss play O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Pilgrims’ Way play Here We Come A-Wassailing
Sam Carter sings Shepherds Arise
Stick in the Wheel play The Boar’s Head Carol
The Bailey Sisters sing Gaudete
The Young’uns sing The Holly & the Ivy
Wheeler Street sing God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen