Folk Music in the UK
Folk Music information, promotion and support is what the Folk-Music project is all about.
Our original website was established in 2012. After that, our website has provided information about folk and acoustic music and folk clubs. In addition to folk artists and Morris Dancers in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the new layout, we have designed the Folk-Music website we take into account the rise of smart phones and tablets.
During the years since 2012, we have always supported Folk Artists and Bands
For example, many websites get overlooked. Our aim is to create an Index of artists with web links.
Subsequently, in the future we would be able to offer artists, pages on the FolkRise website.
We continue to support Folk Clubs and events. Get in touch if you would like to advertise with us.
Meanwhile, our Folk Club page is being added to on a daily basis. However the previous index listed over three hundred clubs
Check out or own folk music shows on Mixcloud. But there is a wealth of great music out there to listen.
The first of our FolkRise shows were broadcast in February 2012. Meanwhile we had recorded the new Folkwaves programme which used to be on BBC Radio Derby.
Presenters Mick Peat and Lester Simpson were back behind the mic for a series of trial broadcasts. Listen to the show on Mixcloud.
It’s easy to locate great music, there are loads of links on our Folk Shows page.
We have always believed the Morris Dancing should be included in our website as part of folk traditions. There are an amazing number of sides in the UK and indeed parts of the wider world. Our index of sides currently includes over six hundred and fifty sides around the UK alone.
Please get in touch with us if you know of a Morris Side that is not included in our listing, we would love to hear from you.
An important feature of the website are the Album Reviews. Initially produced by our good friend Pete Fyfe and carried on by Alan Morley.
We have been able to trawl the archives and discover reviews from around 2015. We believe that they are still worth reading for an insight into the development of artists over the years. Unlike most reviews on the web we take the trouble to include a YouTube example from the albums too.
We are looking forward to reviewing more CD’s, so if any artist is interested please get in touch.