Folk in the media

Little or no folk music on BBCTV (except in Scotland!) Some folk music on Sky Arts, RTE, TG4 (ROI)and ALBA.(For those with Sky!)
Radio programmes listed below:(Ange Hardy has a comprehensive list of folk radio stations Here)

  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire
  • AM 1413, FM 104.7 (Glos) 95.0 (Stroud) 95.8 (Cirencester) Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, Sundays 12 midnight for 60 minutes - and online. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, 1413 AM, DAB, Freeview 735, and Listen again for 30 days on BBC Sounds Also across the West at the same time on BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset, and BBC Wiltshire. Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to

  • BBC Radio Shropshire
  • FM 90.0 (Church Stretton) 96.95 (Ludlow) 104.1 (Clun) Sunday folk 6 - 8pm, networked Stoke, presenter Genevieve Tudor.  

  • BBC Radio 2
  • FM 88-90.2 Wednesdays 8pm, presenter Mark Ratcliffe,

  • BBC Radio 3 FM

    FM 90.2-92.4 Mon-Thur 11-12:30pm, presenters Max Reinhart, Verity Sharp, Fiona Talkington (among others)has very occasional folk items. Saturdays 11:00-11:30pm Mixing It Sundays 11:15-12:00pm World Routes

  • Dean Radio Chris Arscott's Folk& Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM at 6pm Contact Chris on (Podcast on Mixcloud after the repeat on Sunday at 2pm)

  • Folk Show with Kevin O'Flaherty on Radio Winchcombe Every Monday 7 - 8pm

  • GlosTrad Folk Radio Podcasts inspired by the GlosTrad archive. Looking at the tradition of music and song in the county. Broadcast monthly – at the beginning of each month. Available via iTunes, Stretcher, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and directly from the website.


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