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Until I started listing this, I hadn't quite realised how much we had written about! Time is the enemy of putting more information on-line. If there is a particular article you would like to see, contact us and we will try our best to make it jump up the queue.

Jez Lowe
Michael McGoldrick
Maggie MacInness
Bill Whaley & Dave Fletcher
Step Change - new views on Traditional Dance
Bill Lamey - Bringing it back home
John McCusker
Brian Watson
Karl Dallas - Part 2
Jock Tamsons Bairns
Mike Harding
Karl Dallas - Part 1
A Bankie Lad - an Iain Ingram song feature
Tony McManus
Jack Beck
The Gaugers
John Watt
Alan Kelly
Sheila Stewart
Martin Carthy
Allan Taylor
Dougie MacLean's Real Music Bar
Steve Tilston
Sean Keane
The Easy Club

Huw & Tony Williams
Flora MacNeil
John Conolly
Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
Kevin Mitchell

Martin Carthy Guitar Style
Heather Heywood
Lester Simpson
The Pipeline 39
Jim Carroll & Pat MacKenzie's Collection
Colin Ross
Pete Castle
Cheshire Traditions - Roy Clinging.
Steve Ashley
Roisin White
Liz Carroll
The Pipeline 38
The Songs of Joan MacKenzie
Chris While & Julie Matthews
The Jew's Harp
Liz Doherty
Armagh Pipers' Club
Doc Rowe
Billy Pigg - the Northumbrian Piper
Graeme Miles
Alan Bell

North Cregg

Peter Bellamy
Matt Seattle
Alistair Hulett
Uilleann Piping - a new dawn
Vin Garbutt
The Tradition Bearers - Bob Blair

Alison McMorland
The Atholl Collection
Burns the Folk Musician

Hamish Henderson
Cilla & Artie - The Singing Kettle

Maddy Prior
Simon Mayer & Hillary James' USA Tour
Mike Burnham
The Boys of the Lough - The Hand of Cathal
Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh
John Warner & Margaret Walters
Tim Van Eyken
The Chipolatas Down Under

John Kirkpatrick - the ultimate squeezer geezer

Traditional Instruments - They don't make 'em like that any more with Archie Fisher

Traditions of Cornwall
Sword Dancing
Keith Donnelly
Gerry Hallom - Poems into Songs
Simon Thoumire - Keep It Up
Peeping Tom English Dance Band
Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling
Tony Wilson & Mick Roberts
Brian Howard: Uilleann Pipe Maker

Natalie MacMaster & Cape Breton
The Tannahill Weavers
In Search of Nic Jones
The John Wright Band

English Folk Dance & Song Society

Niel Gow
Deaf Shepherd
The English Folk Dance & Song Society

Song Feature - Indiana by Andy Mitchell
Johnny Collins

Cowboy Celtic

The McCalmans

The Connollys of Connemara

Travelling for a Living
Roy Bailey
The Old Rope String Band
Sandy Brechin

Harvey Andrews
Simon Thoumire
The Kelty Clippie - Song Feature
Savourna Stevenson
Ian Bruce
Cheshire Traditions
Martyn Wyndham-Read

Traditional Music in Wales
Amplifying Acoustic Instruments
Show of Hands

Show of Hands -Tips of the Trade

Bluffers guide to Sean-Nos
Phil & June Colclough
Artist formerly known as George Faux
Taffy Thomas
Bobby Campbell
Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
Ted & Ivy Poole, Songs for the Folk?
Gypsy Reel
Topical Treasurehouse
June Tabor
Mike Raven
Alex Campbell

Celtic Caboodle
Robin Laing - The Angels' Share

Christy Moore


Kate Rusby
Robin & Barry Dransfield

Waiting for the Bubble to Burst
Nic Jones

The 'Nic Jones' Guitar Style
Mairtin O' Connor.
Packie Manus Byrne
Dicky Deegan
Mick West
Adam McNaughtan
Three Ways of Being Folk

Why I Love Sidmouth Festival

Frankie Gavin
Dave Webber
Pauline Cato & Tom McConville
Music for Dance
Alison Kinnaird
The Canadians are Coming
John Campbell

Dervish - Julian Gurr interviewed Dervish at last autumn's "Return To Camden Town Festival" and it gave him the opportunity to reflect with them on the truly outstanding decade of Irish music making for which they have been responsible.
The Give Way Sisters - Hector Christie takes tea and bites off more than he can chew with the Give Way Sisters. This young Scottish band played at the Cambridge Festival this year (2002), stole the show and also set a new record for the youngest band ever to play at Cambridge.
Mairead Nesbitt - It's all too tempting to say that fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt has 'many strings to her bow'. After all, we're talking here about somebody who has played in a classical orchestra at 16, who's backed performers from Van Morrison to Sharon Shannon, who's been the lead fiddler of Lord of the Dance and its successors, who has taught and written, and who is now launching herself on a solo career.
Karan Casey - Steve McGrail speaks to Karan about her blossoming solo career and her life since leaving the Irish supergroup Solas
Common Ground/National Festival, Scotland - Photo feature & review of Scotland's newest Summer School and Folk Festival.
Geordie - Ballad Feature - the fourth feature of our Ballad Series by Nick Caffrey
Iain Mackintosh - 40 years of Iain Mackintosh by Susanne Kalweit
The Demon Barber Roadshow - Darth Vader meets Cecil Sharp! - Nigel Schofield speaks to Damien Barber about how the Roadshow came to be.
Tony Corcoran - If you talk about Irish music on Tyneside you'll immediately think of some of its stalwarts like Peter Kelly, the late John Doonan, or the stalwart behind Newcastle's Irish centre - Tony Corcoran.
Martin Simpson - Mel Howley speaks to this Guitarist Extraordinare.
Chris Foster - One of the leading singers of the folk revival looks at his career and the current scene from a new perspective.
Fraser Fifield - Stretching the boundaries from pipes to sax - an insight into the work of Fraser Fifield, one time member of 'Old Blind Dogs'.
Sara Grey & Kieron Means
- It's clearly an ongoing tradition - Sara Grey has a lot to say about the links between British and North American traditions and the music of her son, Kieron Means shows that traditions do run in the family.
Roy Bailey - on children's songs- Roy gives his opinions on the value of songs for children and some background to his own writing.
Pat McNulty- a feature on a leading light of the 'old school' of Irish piping.
Paddy Glackin - Bothy Band fiddler, Paddy Glackin has some interesting views on the current state of traditional music.
The Ballad in Inishowen - 'Singers Circles' are nurturing the song tradition in Ireland, Inishowen has a special place in the calendar for lovers of traditionla song.
Geordie - Ballad Feature - Part 2 of the feature in our Ballad Series on 'Geordie - Child #209' by Nick Caffrey
The Flowers of the Forest- background to this famous song by Steve McGrail
Capercaillie - From a school ceilidh band to the leading 'contemporary celtic' group - Steve McGrail charts the progress of Capercaillie.
Jane & Amanda Threlfall- a group with a strong committment to England's traditional songs. Newish names perhaps, but with a stong pedigree - the article reveals a background of making things happen.
Andy Irvine - One of Julian Gurr's extensive articles on the career of major figures on the folk scene. Andy Irvine was of course a member of Planxty - currently a member of The House Band and busy as a solo performer.
Battlefield Band - Thirty three years on the road and still on the crest of a wave.
John Joe Kelly- Member of Flook and a master of the bodhran.
The Ballad Series - Pirate Ballads - a diversion from Nick's regular focus on the Child ballads puts the spotlight on 'the pirate ballads'. The sixth feature of our Ballad Series by Nick Caffrey
Celtic Connections - Photofeature - Photo feature & review of Scotland's largest Folk Festival.