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29 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Episode 6: Lucy Wright and 21st Century Folk Art
In this episode we chat with artist and researcher Lucy Wright, discussing her new book on 21st Century Folk Art, and digging down into what 'folk' really means today. Get your hands on Lucy's book at https://www.artistic-researcher.co.uk/
38 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Episode 5: Matthew Bannister and Folk On Foot
Broadcaster Matthew Bannister discusses his podcast, Folk On Foot, along with his time at Radio 1, and bringing new audiences into the folk scene.
27 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Episode 4: Zoë Wren and beginning a music career
This week we return to some of the issues raised so far on the podcast to find out more about how they are affecting musicians at the beginning of their career. Folk singer and songwriter Zoë Wren tells us about her practice and career, her experience of music growing up as well as discussing the bigger issues facing young musicians in the folk scene today.
34 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Episode 3: Rachel Newton and Trad Reclaimed
As well as being a very successful performer, Rachel Newton is a strong advocate of increased diversity within the folk music world, and is curating Trad Reclaimed: Women in Folk at Kings Place in London (15–17 March) to address some of the questions around that topic. In this episode we chat about the series itself, the experience of being a performing musician and diversity within the folk scene more widely.
38 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Episode 2: Tom Besford and English Folk Expo
This week, we chat with Tom Besford, Chief Executive of English Folk Expo, one of the most important folk music industry events in the UK. We also discuss what "folk" even means, the notion of heritage and the positioning of the industry in our culture.
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