Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Willy Vlautin

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Ahead of his recent appearance in Belfast with The Delines I sat down with Willy Vlautin for a chat and began by asking him how lead singer of the band Amy Boone was recovering after a severe traffic accident in 2016. WV: She’s a battler. She’s good enough to travel, she can walk upstairs. She […]

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Interview with Andy Irvine

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FT: You’re known for your travels, and there can’t be too many spots in the world you haven’t been to. Many artists complain about life on the road, but you seem to thrive on it. Why so? AI: I’ve always been excited by travel. When I was about 13 I started collecting maps and planning […]

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Interview with Anthony Toner

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FT: You’ve a new record on the way.  Tell me a little about it. AT: This is the most upbeat and uptempo record I’ve recorded in a long time. Subject-wise, the last couple of records have examined themes of loss, inspired by my mother’s death and my father’s decline. So there have been lots of […]

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Interview with Teddy Thompson

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Ahead of his appearance at The Out To Lunch Festival we caught up with Teddy Thompson for a chat about family, paper maché and pop music. FT: The last time you played in Belfast it was with Kelly Jones touring the excellent ‘Little Windows’ album. What can the Out To Lunch Festival crowd expect this […]

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Interview with Courtney Marie Andrews

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FT – With your new album Kindness, is a central feature of this album, it’s a human quality, surprisingly not celebrated that much in popular culture. I can think of two songs with ‘Kindness’ in the title- Glen Campbell’s, “Try a little Kindness” and Richard Thompson’s, ‘The hand of Kindness’, I’m sure there are others. […]

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Interview with Emily Barker

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During her recent Irish tour, Folk and Tumble had the chance to sit down for a chat with Emily Barker in Belfast’s Sunflower Pub. FT: You’ve taken in quite a few Irish dates this tour, how has it been going? EB: It’s been good. Dublin was brilliant. It’s a little hard to get people out […]

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Interview with Ralph McTell

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Ralph McTell is a frequent visitor to Irish shores. He first played Belfast back in 1968 and continued to play even during the worst years of The Troubles when the north became a ghostland for most touring artists and bands. I asked Ralph about one particular gig in Belfast – possibly 1976 at the time […]

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Interview with Dawn Landes

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Ahead of her only Irish concert of her current tour, we caught up with Dawn Landes for a chat about her new Nashville-inspired record ‘Meet Me At The River’. FT: Hi Dawn. Thanks for taking the time to talk to Folk and Tumble. DL: You’re welcome! FT: Your new album is an unashamed country album and […]

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Interview with Gretchen Peters

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After her recent sell out concert, Gretchen Peters was gracious enough to spend some time with Folk and Tumble and have a chat about her career, songwriting and her fans. FT: Fantastic gig in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. A standing ovation is always good. You seem to really enjoy playing in Ireland. GP: Oh yeah, […]

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Interview with Richard Thompson

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World-renowned songwriter, singer, and guitarist Richard Thompson will play a short run of summer shows across UK and Ireland. These special preview dates come ahead of an extensive UK tour in October and November 2018 as he promotes forthcoming record ’13 Rivers’. On 15th August 2018, Richard Thompson plays the Belfast Empire Music Hall. We […]

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