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UK Folk Music

Folk Music information, promotion and support is what the FolkRise 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 FolkRise website we take into account the rise of smart phones and tablets.

UK Folk Music artists

Folk Music Artists and Bands

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.


UK Folk Clubs

Folk Clubs

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.

The UK Folk Club index currently lists over three hundred clubs. Of course this might be affected by the Coronavirus but we hope clubs return to normal as soon as possible.

UK folk music shows

Folk Music Shows

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.


UK Morris Dancers

UK Morris Dancers

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.


Album Reviews

Folk music album reviews

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.