Sunday, 31 August 2014

Party time as we turn 100!

Join the party for our 100th monthly podcast covering the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music!

Featuring music by: Merry Hell, Mary Jane, Luke Jackson, Nick Cook, Eliza Carthy, Arnwyn, Show Of Hands, Sarah McQuaid, Fay Brotherhood, Ken Nicol, Steeleye Span, Flame Proof Moth, Damh The Bard.

FolkCast is the UK's original independent podcast for the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music, and was founded in January 2006. See our website:

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hands across the ocean

Two UK tours featuring English and Canadian artists in unique collaborations will take place this Autumn.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014: the FolkCast reviews

Fun in the sun, supper in the rain, brilliant music, a woolly "bombing" … and the unwelcome visit by Big Bertha! Here are some "Postcards from the Ledge", impressions of Cropredy 2014  from festival veterans Mark Barton and Jenny Wilding, reporting for FolkCast.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Steeleye Six hit the road

Another year, another tour for Steeleye Span. But this is the first full tour of the latest line-up which, following the exit of Peter Knight, now includes Jessie May Smart on the fiddle, along with multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn, making the current Steeleye a mighty six-piece. 

Thu 14th Aug  Langdale Hall Witney 01865 241717

Sat 16th Aug  Beautuful days  Escot Park,
Nr Fairmile Devon  sold out

Fri 29th Aug  Revelation St Mary's
Ashford  01233 330316

Sat 30th Aug  New forest festival
Plaitford near Romsey


Wed 1st Oct 
The Roses Theatre 
Phone 01684 295074

Thu 2nd Oct 
Worcester Live @ Swan Theatre 
Phone 01905 611427

Fri 3rd Oct 
Derby Live @ Assembly Rooms 
Phone 01332 255800

Sun 5th Oct 
Theatre By The Lake 
Phone 01768 774411

Mon 6th Oct 
City Varaities 
Phone 0113 243 0808

Tue 7th Oct     
York Barbican
0844 854 2757

Wed 8th Oct 
The Baths Hall 
Phone 0844 8542776

Thu 9th Oct 
Palace Theatre 
Phone 01636 655755

Sat 11th Oct 
The Lighthouse Theatre 
Phone 01536 414141

Sun 12th Oct 
The Courtyard 
Phone 01432 340555

Tue 14th Oct 
The Stables 
Milton Keynes 
Phone 01908 280800

Wed 15th Oct 
Palace Theatre 
Phone 01623 633133

Thu 16th Oct 
G Live 
Phone 0844 7701 797 

Sat 18th Oct 
Civic Theatre 
Phone 01245 606505

Sun 19th Oct 
The Key Theatre 
Phone 01733 207239

Mon 20th Oct 
Fairfield Halls 
Phone 020 8688 9291

Tue 21st Oct 
Alban Arena 
St Albans 
Phone 01727 844488

Thu 23rd Oct 
Corn Exchange 
Phone 0845 5218 218

Fri 24th Oct 
Theatre Royal 
Phone 01962 844600

Band's new website:

IN ADDITION: Maddy Prior will be touring with The Carnival Band performing their Christmas "Carols And Capers" show.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

FolkCast 100 - be part of it!

FolkCast 100 will be here at the end of August, and we're inviting YOU to be part of it!

As a dedicated FolkCaster you will have heard many of our podcast shows, maybe right back to the first edition, which emerged blinking into the light in January 2006. Maybe a show turned you on to a new-to-you singer or band? Maybe there was someone who you really loved the sound of and you want to hear more? Let us know all about it and we'll try to include your selected artist/s in FolkCast 100! 

To get involved, simply send an email to with the subject "FolkCast 100", naming your nominated artist/s for the show. Remember to include your name and roughly where in the world you are. And if you've been a longterm listener or have just discovered us, let us know that, too! 

Refresh your memory of the hundreds of artists we've played by checking out our ShowNotes Index, which lists everyone we play in all our shows. 

You can even record your message, using your computer or smartphone, and send the voice file along with your email as an attachment. Then I can play your voice message introducing your favourite! Keep it to less than a minute, please, and remember to include your name and location. The deadline for all FolkCast 100 nominations is Sunday August 24, and the show will be released a week later.