Best folkmusic podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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The Calgary Folk Music Festival (CFMF) podcast series is a half hour, bi-weekly broadcast dedicated to telling the story of folk festival artists, staff, volunteers, society members and staff. The podcast series brings together the music and stories of musicians the festival has featured in its last 30 years with an emphasis on shared experiences and collaborations. Podcasts will also focus on artists who are performing in our concert series and upcoming festival as well as highlighting musi ...
 
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FolkCast
Monthly
 
The acclaimed folk music podcast from the United Kingdom, bringing you the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music. FolkCast - OUR finger in YOUR ear! See our website: www.folkcast.co.uk
 
Dom Flemons presents new ways of listening to old music.
 
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CiTR -- Folk Oasis
Weekly
 
Kumbaya-free folk music!(*currently on hiatus)
 
The Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast explores the mountain dulcimer's past, present, and future. If you’re interested in mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.
 
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Arkivet
Monthly
 
A podcast exploring the world of psychedelic and esoteric music
 
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Mostly Folk
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New and classic music from artists around the world.
 
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Music FridayLive!
Monthly+
 
Where we interview emerging bands, listen to music and get ready for the weekend.
 
Traditional folk music forms, acoustic blues, acoustic alt country, and contemporary folk by Independent musicians from Indieheart.com with an occasional acoustic tune in other genres. Hosted by Sam Salter (UK) and jill no jack (US) from the IndieHeart.com Independent Music Showcase.
 
Central Presbyterian Church of New York City. Special lectures and talks.
 
Podcasts by artists and writers associated with the Invisible Folk Club.
 
Central Presbyterian Church of New York City. Weekly and special sermon series.
 
Twice monthly music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals with Celtic music, Irish folk music, Scottish bagpipes, English folk, Gypsy music, Pirate, Sea Shanty, Renaissance music, and comedy from groups performing this week at a faire near you.
 
Newcastle Roots Music Radio A monthly musical guide to World , Roots , Americana , and Folk music. Newcastle Roots Music Radio also has a North East England roots music gig guide each month but is suitable for World, Roots and Folk music lovers the world over.
 
Round Mountain has been playing with tape recorders -- singing, talking, and whistling into them, and generally treating them like people -- since we were kids. This is a continuation of that tradition: thoughts, sounds, jams, and audio artifacts from the inside of our lives.
 
Hands Up for Trad's bi-monthly video blog featuring the latest Scottish trad and folk music videos.
 
Music, mortality and the pursuit of happiness. The Aching Hearts is a collaboration between two of St Louis, Missouri's leading figures in folk and roots music. Kelly Wells and Ryan Spearman process the dark and sunny sides of life by relating it all to their record collections and their set lists.
 
Live from the Grafton showcases musicians who are part of the Chicago folk community, interviewed by Dan Kugler. Often, guests are associated with the Old Town School of Folk Music. The show is an almost-monthly part of Folk Tuesdays at the Grafton, and edited shows are broadcast on WLUW 88.7 FM. All shows have been engineered by Gunnar Jebson.
 
This program is dedicated to the education and exploration of early 1900s folk musics, primarily from North America. For one hour every week we listen to the best in folklorique musics, including blues, ballads, and bluegrass, that all fall under the big umbrella of "folk" music.
 
Best of old and new Irish traditional & folk music.
 
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Michael Emmanuel
Weekly
 
Michael Emmanuel, Songs of Eternal Love. Michael uses his own poetry and some of the great poetry of all time to write simple yet hauntingly beautiful music.
 
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Folk & Beyond
Monthly
 
A journey into contemporary folk music from all over the planet.
 
Central Presbyterian Church of New York City. Hymns, choir, and worship music.
 
Chaos Sedated is a weekly professionally mixed show featuring the latest and best in Dark Ambient, Industrial, and Martial Folk music. Hosted by radiofreesatan.com
 
A longform interview and sometimes performance with various guests involved in the making of great music that is organic and innovative. Artists, producers, musicians, and even some industry people will be profiled in this podcast that focuses on Americana, blues, songwriters, soul and folk music. Enjoy!
 
Roger McGuinn carries on the tradition of folk music http://folkden.com
 
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The Folk Show
Rare
 
Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join host Kate McNally for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.
 
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Nebraska Outback
Weekly
 
A tourism professional sharing everything wonderful about Nebraska, our fabulous House Concert performers and exciting travel experiences.
 
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Down Home Radio Show
Daily+
 
Down Home Radio is a hardcore, unreconstructed, paleo-acoustic folk music program.
 
the spirit of folk music festival.
 
A podcast from that loveable bardic duo playing folk music and novelty music with humor. No kidding!
 
Riders Radio Theater was a half hour, weekly, cult favorite/public radio show performed live by the two-time Grammy Award-winning western and comedy band Riders In The Sky in Nashville and Cincinnati from 1988-1995. Called at the time "the fastest half hour in radio," each show featured western music, wacky commercials, the National Polka Countdown, characters and comedy bits of all sizes and descriptions, and a cliffhanging serial adventure... all liberally sprinkled with country and folk m ...
 
Sample the various flavours of Italian folk music from north to south, traditional to modern on this bilingual show. Un programma bilingue che esplora il mondo della musica etnica italiana.
 
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Radio Big Pink
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Folk and Old time from America.With this Radio, i want to use the Folkways Anthology as a roadmap to explore american folk music.
 
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Ibizology
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Welcome to Ibizology, a podcast exploring the culture, history and arts of the Balearic island of Ibiza.I’m Bill Beacham, an Ibiza-based journalist and in each episode I interview an Ibizan who is contributing in some way to life on this wonderful island. Through their words I aim to bring to life different aspects of island living as they tell their unique stories. The Ibizan music you hear was recorded in July 1952 in the churchyard of the village of St Josep by the musicologist Alan Lomax ...
 
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Full Circle
Weekly
 
Full Circle presents reggae music and its international influence on modern music. The show includes interviews, live sessions, background information on artists, and even poetry sessions. The show focuses on reggae music but will sometimes branch out to ska, rock steady, mento, and other forms of Jamaican folk music. Catch Full Circle, hosted by Donald Hall & Kya Kindu every Wednesday morning from 4:00-6:00am.
 
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Nordic Drones....?
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The Nordic Drones Podcast is a project from The Liraman Experience with a little help from friends, especially the Tongång records company and the Swedish drone music forum piping.se. The podcasts will deal mainly with Swedish and Nordic folk music, leaning heavily on drone instruments like the bagpipes and that very special Swedish instrument, the nyckelharpa. The Nordic Drones podcasts are presented in English by Jan Winter. Please write and tell us what you think. You can listen to the po ...
 
Hi my name is Jeremiah Craig. I'm a Balladeer & Singer/Songwriter with a passion for telling stories. These are my musings about folk music, my path as an independent artist, and random thoughts with the Anchor community. Call-ins, songs, discussions, interviews, and more. Lend an ear!
 
This pocast provides free occasional downloads from contemporary Welsh folk music band Never Mind The Bocs.
 
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Everything Folk
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A great podcast which is all about folk, we have a pick of folk music every week. The podcast covers all types of folk from modern folk to Traditional Irish Jigs.
 
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A Bev with Stev
Monthly
 
From the ashes of 'Stev Mayo Films' & a 2 year rehab, Stev brings you engaging and evocative interviews with quality artists & characters from all around the globe that deserve to be heard, or at least deserve to have a laugh on record. Mainly from the music world, but also the key players in nightlife, art, events, fashion, food, sport, politics and crime, this podcast will almost certainly change your life. Stev performs as part of the romantic folk music saga 'Mahoney & The Moment', who h ...
 
Prior to Hegelian Dialectic and the Comet/Love EP Three acoustic guitar music albums have been released by the artist. This acoustic guitar music has been available as free folk music. The three albums all feature good acousticsongs and can be broadly classified as guitar folk. For more free acoustic guitar songs subscribe to this podcast
 
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Folk Buddies
Monthly
 
Two idiots discuss folk music and bicker. But in an entertaining way. Not a 'ruining the concert' way.
 
IDM, Ambient, Avant Garde, Experimental Electronic Folk Music. Take Pills Die Records. Quit Your Job And Get A Life! “Take Pills Die” is Andrew Julian Cauthen’s Sonic Zine/ Netlabel since 2001. Representing Planet Awesome. Future Now Here. I Love You All So Much! Enjoy :) http://takepillsdie.blogspot.com
 
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Pete's podcast
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A collection of interviews recalling the folk music scene in South Australia through the 60's 70's 80's and 90's.Makes great listening!
 
Accordion Noir plays punk-rock classical-folk music from around the world, with jazz and an occasional token polka. Broadcast live on CFRO Co-Op Radio from the heart of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Earth. Please Donate to Co-op Radio. Mention Accordion Noir so they know which show you love.You can find an alternate download site for current shows at Vancouver Co-op Radio's Accordion Noir pageFor more about Bruce's Accordion History Book Project and various am ...
 
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Imogen interviews Irish singer-songwriter Megan O'Neill ahead of the release of her debut album, 'Ghost of You,' talking all about the link between country music and Irish folk music and what to expect from the new record.
 
Halifax singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood picked up a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer Of The Year, for his 2012 album "Live At The Hive". His fifth studio album “Bring The Light”, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to his audiences. Ian Sherwood sat down with Jan Hall f ...…
 
Transforming tradition with vigour, curiosity, humour and spark, this trio from Prince Edward Island wielding bodhrán, acoustic guitar and violin plays seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining music. Singing both French and English, they were awarded “World Music Recording of the Year” (2015) by Eas ...…
 
From Acapella to Electronica with Overcoats Overcoats started out singing acapella in college and they’ve infused that song with electronica beats and looping strategies. Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell have created an inventive folktronica, with innocent harmonies and deep beats. We talk to Overcoats about change, relationships, family and a reinte ...…
 
This week, translator Angela Rodel joins Chad and Brian to talk about The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov, the recent surge in Bulgarian literature in translation, point of view issues in writing, Bulgarian folk music, what makes a translation work, and much more. Then Chad and Brian banter about "The Story Buyer," the giving away of ide ...…
 
This week, translator Angela Rodel joins Chad and Brian to talk about The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov, the recent surge in Bulgarian literature in translation, point of view issues in writing, Bulgarian folk music, what makes a translation work, and much more. Then Chad and Brian banter about "The Story Buyer," the giving away of ide ...…
 
Rachael and Carlea talk murder ballads. You know, those old-fashioned pop songs that recount terrible crimes. Though we’re pretty sure they would be weird for Britney Spears to sing, murder ballads are a fascinating genre of folk music. This ballad is about Naomi Wise, who happened to give the wrong guy some water—no, really . . . Poor Naomi go ...…
 
Cleveland-born David Wilcox was inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the p ...…
 
The Willie Wagtails are a bunch of old mates who play a unique blend of ocker jazz-folk music. They seek to make connections with Australian history, landscape and politics in their songwriting and their energetic, discordant music smells like the bush. Combined with a penchant for the dinky-di vernacular and fondness of the great outdoors, The ...…
 
Kerryn Fields is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter who has very quickly become a key player in Australia’s folk music scene. Having performed alongside artists such as Tash Sultana, Liz Stringer and Suzannah Espie, Kerryn talks with Miller about her adventures as a musician, her songwriting practice, and how a community of a ...…
 
At the cross-section of fandom and folk music, there is something called filk. One of the masters of filk is Pegasus Award winner, T.J. Burnside-Clapp.
 
On past two of episode four, I sit down again with Andrew Sears to talk about comparing traditional folk music to modern day pop, and why John Mayer never needs to write a song again. Make sure to listen to last weeks episode (part 1) first!
 
In March, we present Time & Tradition, a brand-new weekend series of concerts, storytelling and talks exploring the concept of time through traditional and contemporary folk music and ritual and seasonal customs. Highlights include Martin & Eliza Carthy, Peggy Seeger, Roy Bailey, Grace Petrie and Ewan McLennan We chat to Alan Bearman Music, art ...…
 
Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard got his first guitar from his grandfather, when he was eight; he taught his grandchild to play Swedish folk music and evergreens. Soon, TJ was introduced to pop and blues through his cousin, who was a little bit older and played in a famous Swedish pop band. At eighteen, TJ became lead singer and gu ...…
 
Young country blues singer-songwriter Jeremy Albino joins us on Episode 363 of Folk Roots Radio. Jeremie sat down with us at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about his music and played three of his original songs live. Musically he’s the real deal – when he performs, it’s like he’s channeling music from another place and time. It’ ...…
 
The Montgomery St Band is a four piece string band. Born and raised in New Brunswick they have dedicated themselves to carrying on the folk music traditions of the Maritimes. Along with masterful instrumentation, the bandmates also take turns leading four-part vocal harmonies. These avid street performers boast an impressive catalogue of old ti ...…
 
This nomadic husband and wife duo was just named Artist of the Year at the 2018 International Folk Music Awards. Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar.By shadowscaperecords@gmail.com (Shadow Scape Records).
 
Join Missy for all the latest Folk Music from Australia and Abroad!
 
While recording many artists in Derry, I noticed a thread through many of the records that could be described as a kind of Irish blues. This "spailpin" music became the foundations for American bluegrass music once it crossed the Atlantic. This week's episode focuses on the rich tradition of Irish folk music.Artists Featured in this Episode:Tin ...…
 
Old Town School of Folk Music guitar teacher Jacob Sweet sits with Peter as they discuss teaching guitar and more at Old Town School. Jacob tells about teaching adult beginners, ensemble classes, and teaching a 90-year old to play guitar. Plus, playing a guitar on a President Obama campaign ad, Kenny Aronoff, Glen Campbell, and more.…
 
Jason McInnes uses his guitar and banjo to support his reinterpretation of folk traditions. His songs and stories are powerful, yet tender; uniquely his, yet as old as time. He has been a faculty member at the nationally recognized Old Town School of Folk Music since 2003, where he has created several programs to support multi-generational musi ...…
 
'Tis a fine night of music on Windy City Irish Radio this week as the lads celebrate the riches of live music on its way to our fine city and new music from our pals in Tupelo off of their oh-so-soon-to-be-released new album The Heart's Bloodline. There's tracks from Lúnasa and Altan who will be performing over the next few weeks at The Old Tow ...…
 
This episode continues Doug and Adam’s conversation from last episode and starts with how Tom Waits should go into advertising to children. The two go back and forth talking about some top tier covers that Doug has assembled into talking points. Adam also occasionally interjects bits and bobs without thought or structure; get used to this. Adam ...…
 
Joe Jencks was recently in WPR's Wausau studio with Dan Robinson to share his music and talk about where he draws inspiration for his songwriting. An 18-year veteran of the folk music circuit, Joe is well-known for his solo work as well as his time with the trio Brother Sun.By Wisconsin Public Radio.
 
We are taking a break from our regular shenanigans in order to thank some of our listeners for their show of support. We are giving away three nostalgia-themed paper flower arrangements by Paper Blossoms by Michal, and announcing those winners here. In addition to this fun contest, Paul shares his fondness for Michigan-based folk music by Da Yo ...…
 
THE CAREER MUSICIAN PODCAST BY NOMAD JOHN POWELL EPISODE - MAKING OF “FERDINAND” GUITAR OVERDUB SESSION GOLDEN GLOBE NOM ORCHESTRAL TRACKING SESSION ARTICLE JOHN POWELL IMDB FERDINAND SCORE ON YOUTUBE GUITAR TRIO FOR SESSION: ADAM DEL MONTE RAMON STAGNARO MICHAEL NOMAD RIPOLL TALKING POINTS: PROCESS IN THE IDIOM WITH AUTHENTICITY GUITAR TRIO SO ...…
 
L'equipage Mort is back for the final episode of 2017 with the original recipe of Matt, Ter, and Michelle gathered to discuss spiritual and economic productivity and the virtue of laziness, followed by a deep dive into the history of folk music, in particular the life and music of the tragic troubador Jackson C. Frank. The episode is rounded ou ...…
 
When I first heard Claire Dacey perform at an open mic about two months ago at Luthier’s in Easthampton, I was enthralled by the beauty and authenticity of her voice. In this conversation, Claire discusses the path that led her to create folk music as well as her background as a naturalist and ecologist. She also treats us to four of her breath ...…
 
Occasionally big issues, like sex abuse, are tackled through fiction - all the better when enhanced through an alternative detective approach. In St. Mary's Private Dancer, Blair Hull explores the underworld of sex work in a murder mystery, and in Quaker Witness the issues are sexual harassment, rape, & murder, written by E. Kirsten Peters unde ...…
 
Singer/guitarist Pete Nutkins trades songs and conversation with host Jon Bickley. As a custodian of the tradition Pete reflects on how folk music and its song writing styles have evolved through the periodic revivals. He also discusses the current state of protest songs and whether they are still as potent and relevant today as they were in th ...…
 
The festive holiday season continues this week in the Windy City Irish Radio studios as the Tim and Mike explore Irish Christmas traditions of years gone by. Tune in for story and songs from Barleyjuice frontman Kyf Brewer, Milwaukee's own The Gleasons, Robbie O'Connell, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Gar ...…
 
Hey folks! I have been learning Banjo for about a year now with the end goal of having an extension of myself with which to express myself fully in ways that words cannot. In other words, I want to speak fluently through my banjo. I am entirely self taught, but have had a deep passion for folk music around the world my entire life, and a specia ...…
 
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the Windy City Irish Radio studios as the lads celebrate the feast day of Jolly Old St. Nick with music and song from The Gothard Sisters, We Banjo 3, Glen Hansard with Mark Geary, The High Kings, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, The Saw Doctors, Pauly Fagan, Damien Dempsey, Andy Cooney and His Band ...…
 
Episode 353 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with the Winnipeg based singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton, recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference. Raine also plays a couple of new songs live for us. Raine Hamilton will release her second album, “Night Sky”, in March 2018. As always, we also check out more of the latest new rele ...…
 
Episode 352 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Erin Costelo recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference. Erin released a wonderful album in 2016, “Down Below, The Status Quo”, a fabulous slice of genre-bending soulful pop that skips from R&B/Soul to bluesy jazz, that was deservedly one of our Favourite Albums of 2016. Erin ch ...…
 
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