Folk Shows On The Internet



There are hundreds of folk shows on the Internet – obviously, with four volunteers inputing all the data, there is no way we can cover every show. What follows is a selection which will be added to as time allows.


All programme times are shown in UK / Ireland local time unless stated otherwise.



A6 Folk and Blues Road – Sun 9-11pm, Tues 4-5pm

The Acoustic Programme with Andy Boyt – Fri 8-10pm, Tues 4-5pm

Alive Radio Folk Show – Tuesdays



James Blatchley’s Folk Show – Tuesday 8-10pm, Chorley FM / online

Bishop FM Folk Show – Monday 9pm-11pm, Bishop FM / online

Bob’s Folk Show – Tuesday 9-11pm, Radio Wey (online only)

Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe Radio Show – on Blues and Roots Radio, 9pm Fridays and 5pm Sundays.



Celtic Bridge – broadcasts on 3 of the Q Radio Network stations Q101.2 FM Q106 FM & Q100.5 FM & online via the website but only on these 3 stations and clicking LISTEN LIVE from 8-9 am Sundays. Hopefully a podcast service is coming soon!

Celtic Journey – Streaming out of Boston in the USA – great station concentrating as the name suggests on music from the Celtic Fringe

Celtic Music Radio – Scottish, Irish and World Folk Music broadcasting 24 hours a day on 1530AM in Scotland, and Online

Chorley FM Folk RadioShow – Tuesday 8-10pm, with James Blatchley

Copperplate – 70 mins of the very best in Irish Music traditional and contemporary presented by Alan O’Leary – a man who really knows his stuff.

Mike Ganley’s Crooked Road



The Drift with Phil Brown – Fri 8-9pm, BBC Radio Lancashire / online

The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show – Sun 8pm, BBC Radio Leeds / online




Folkcast – FolkCast a NW of England show fronted by Phill Widdows

Folk Alley – A 24/7 PBS station streaming out of the USA – lots of great American music but the station also plays a good deal of folk from these islands. Intelligent and very wide reaching with “specials” and in depth stuff as well. Like Sing Out this is a really professional site.

Folk Music Showcase – Saturday 5.30pm, BBC Radio Gloucestershire / online

FolkRadio UK – a superb site with tons of information and a streaming broadcast of excellent music – one of the best there is.

Folk, Roots & Acoustic Mix – Sun 4pm – 5pm, Radio Basingstoke / online

Folkal Point with Liz Franklin – Tues 8-9pm, repeated Sat 7-8pm, Radio Teesdale / Online

FOLKUS – on Hospital Radio Lynn, Tuesdays, 10pm-11pm

Fox’s Den with Bill Horncastle – Fri 9pm-midnight, Vixen FM / Online

fRoots Radio



Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk – Sun 6pm – 8pm, BBC Radio Shropshire / online




The Mike Harding Folk Show – yes, we realise you already know about this one (!) but we wanted to have as full a list as possible…

The Richard Harris Folk and Blues Show – Tuesdays 7-8pm on, “playing songs from the little well known to the
more obscure”

Hermitage Folk – Thursday 6-8pm, Hermitage FM / online

Homegrown – cutting edge and left of field





Jonti’s Roots and Acoustic Music Show from Sine fm in Doncaster


Josh’s Folk Show – Sun 8am-9am


Kent Folk – Sun 9pm




Live Ireland – a great trad stream coming out of Dublin – good quality – can be accessed via iTunes too



Mountainfolk – Mountain Folk by”East side” Dave Kline out of Reading, Pennsylvania











Readifolk Radio Show – Friday 6-8pm on Reading4u

Roots and Fusion with Rick Stuart – Wednesday 10pm-midnight on Pure Radio / online



Sing Out – American Roots n Folk Magazine that hosts a great radio show – the mag is probably the oldest continuous running folk mag in the world.

Sounds of Folk – Oldham Community Radio / online

Sin – é Coming out od Dublin – great Irish music station



Thank Goodness It’s Folk – Friday 10am-12noon, Sheffield live / podcast

That’s All Folks – Sunday 11am – 1pm, The Source FM (Cornwall) / online

Traditional Irish Music Show with John Devine – Monday 7-9pm, Radio Verulam 92.6FM(Herts) / available live online



Under The Masons Apron – a monthly-ish podcast featuring folk music old and new for aficionados and the uninitiated alike. From the famous to the obscure, signed or unsigned, live or dead, good or …erm… whatever.













Thanks to Mal Robins for his help in compiling this list