Folk music session videos & interviews

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From the archives

Nic Jones interviewed by Sam Carter
In the Footsteps Video Interview

In The Footsteps video interview

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

Video Interview

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

Video Session & Interview

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

Text Interview

Danny Pedler: On Field and Dyke and the Importance of New, Narrative Songwriting
Gudrun Walther & Andy Cutting: On Inventiveness and the Making of a New Album
Jim Causley: The Devon Minstrel
Rob Harbron: on Freedom, Sound, Composition and Improvisation
The Ciderhouse Rebellion: Masters of Impressionistic Folk Music
Alistair Anderson: Celebrating 40 Years of Steel Skies
Amy Thatcher: Letting What’s In Out
The Longest Johns: Adventures on The High Streams
Anna Tam: The Art of Handing Down Early Music
Joanie Madden: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Song of The Irish Whistle
Riley & Garden: Beating a Path Between Folk and Minimalism
Michael McGoldrick: Celebrating 20 Years of Fused
Mohsen Amini: The Man With The Concertina
Flook: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years at the Forefront of Folk Music
Andrew Shilliday - Overcoming adversity to win the World Pipe Band Championships
Treacherous Orchestra - Grinding Out A New Path
The Young’Uns - Folk’s new Brisk Lads
New group The Alt - talk trios, cabins and the Irish tradition.
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - bringing back the hour
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin look back on 2014 & plan new album
Ollie King’s Gambit
A new Side to Kathryn Tickell
Ange Hardy talks about The Lament Of The Black Sheep
Ewan McLennan tells us Stories Still Untold
Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle - Made in the Great War
O’Hooley & Tidow talk about The Hum
Bright Young Folk meets VAMM
Breabach reveal all about new album - Urlár
Up Through the Woods with David Gibb & Elly Lucas
Sam Lee talks Song Collecting
The Full English: Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman & Nancy Kerr
Gavin Davenport walks The Bone Orchard
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on touring & reflecting on Hidden People
Causley on Causley
Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer get Seriouskitchen
Jim Moray announces new album - Skulk
Darwin Song Project - Krista Detor, Stu Hanna & Karine Polwart - part 2
Darwin Song Project - Krista Detor, Stu Hanna & Karine Polwart - part 1
Damien Barber - Demon Barbers’ trip to China part2
Damien Barber - Demon Barbers’ trip to China part1
Darwin Song Project - Rachael McShane & Stu Hanna
John Spiers on Bellowhead’s non-album tracks
Bellowhead Matachin interview #3 - Paul Sartin
Bellowhead Matachin interview #2 - Justin Thurgur
Bellowhead Matachin interview #1 - John Spiers

December Sessions

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