Tales from the ‘60s: Fairport’s breakout year and John Martyn’s ‘terrible’ rhythm section

Andrew Curry with Part Two of his series on the interview with producer Joe Boyd and engineer/producer John Wood on the early days of folk-rock. In which Fairport Convention hit their stride in 1969 and invent folk-rock. It all comes... Read more →

Tales from the 1960s: Joe Boyd, John Wood, and listening to Sgt. Pepper in a cloakroom with Sandy Denny

Andrew Curry writes: One of the features of the Magpie Arc indoor folk festival festival in both of its incarnations has been an extended interview by Matthew Bannister of Folk on Foot with luminaries of folk music. Last year it... Read more →

Cover Story (74): What You Do With What You’ve Got

Si Kahn’s song What You Do With What You’ve Got is on it’s way to becoming a folk standard. The performers who have covered it include Roy Bailey, Dick Gaughan, The Magpie Arc, Eddi Reader, Siobhan Miller, and several others. But which is the best? Read on. Read more →

It’s not Celtic Connections, but it’s the next best thing

The BBC’s long-running show Music Planet managed to create a flavour of Celtic Connections live in its Glasgow studios, with an eclectic selection of performers from Scotland, Canada, Brittany and Scandinavia. Read more →