Folk Radio UK

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Folk Radio UK is an independent online Folk Music magazine that was founded in 2004[1]. They cover Folk, Acoustic and Celtic Music (including British folk music, Folk music of England, Music of Scotland, Music of Ireland and Music of Wales) Its founder and owner is Alex Gallacher[1][2] (also the editor-in-chief), the main office is situated in Somerset.[3]

They launched a new radio channel on Deezer as a specialist folk music channel in 2012.[4][5] They reached the finals of the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2014 in the Media category[6]. In July 2017[7] they launched a dedicated weekly Folk Show on British online music streaming service Mixcloud. They also curated playlists on Spotify which are updated regularly.


  1. ^ a b "Radiohead – The Radio 2 Folk Awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "About Folk Radio UK". Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Pirate radio: How today's rebels have exchanged the North Sea for coffee shops and restaurants". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Deezer Announces Partnership with Folk Radio UK". Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Deezer partners with Folk Radio UK for specialist radio channel". Music Week. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  6. ^ "MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 – The Nominees! – Scots Trad Music Awards". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  7. ^ "The Folk Radio UK Folk Show – Ep. 1". Folk Radio UK – Folk Music Magazine. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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