Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Emily Barker

Folk and Tumble

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 recordĀ ‘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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Interview with David Corley

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David Corley released his first album, ‘Available Light’ in 2015 at the age of 53 to great acclaim. The album was a huge critical success, however, during the European tour to promote the album, Corley suffered a near-fatal heart attack on stage in Groningen, Netherlands. After surgery and a long period of recuperation, he began […]

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Interview with Lera Lynn

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Lera Lynn is an American singer-songwriter, best known for appearing in, and writing the soundtrack for season two of ‘True Detective’ starring Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Lynn has also released three full-length albums and an EP. Her new record, ‘Plays Well With Others’ is a duet album with a difference. Eight of the nine […]

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Interview With Moya Brennan

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Ahead of the forthcoming festival celebrating fifty years of Leo’s Tavern in Donegal We caught up the First Lady of Celtic Music Moya Brennan for a chat about her Father’s bar, the celebrations planned to mark this historic milestone in the ongoing story of the bar and hear news of a new live Clannad record […]

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Interview with Kimmie Rhodes

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Kimmie Rhodes has just released a new book entitled ‘Radio Dreams’ detailing not only her own life and career but also the life and career of her late husband and soulmate Joe Gracey. As she prepares to bring her book tour to Belfast as part of the 2018 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival I caught up […]

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Interview with Steven Wilson

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Ahead of his forthcoming Belfast and Dublin concerts, I was delighted to catch up with the legendary prog musician, composer, and producer Steven Wilson to discuss amongst other things his musical inspirations, the pressures of remixing a classic album, and his Dorian Grey-like ability to look like a man half his age. What are your […]

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