Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Wallis Bird

Folk and Tumble

FT:  You’re from quite a musical family? Was there any other career route in mind at any time for you, but music? WB:  Yeah my family adores music! We were all involved with music in one way or another, DJing, booking, choirs, live bands, avid collectors and so forth. I always was led by music […]

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Interview with Mary Black

Folk and Tumble

FT: Mary, thanks for taking the time to talk to Folk and Tumble. You were raised in Dublin, and have been living in Kerry, so I suppose a question a lot of people will want to know is, Who were supporting in the recent All Ireland final? MB: Oh well, born and reared in Dublin, […]

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Interview with Steven Van Zandt

Folk and Tumble

Before he took to the stage for a blistering concert at Dublin’s Vicar Street Folk and Tumble caught up with Steven Van Zandt at the Marker Hotel for a chat about music, acting and his wardrobe. FT: You’ve been busy Steve? LS: A little bit. FT:  So you’re half way, two thirds though this tour, […]

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Interview with Jesse Malin

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Before his summer show at Belfast’s Limelight, Folk and Tumble caught up with Jesse Malin for a chat about his musical journey and new record. FT:  I suppose the big news is the new album, ‘Sunset Kids’ produced by none other than Lucinda Williams! A bit of a shock for some, but you’ve been friends […]

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Interview with Alejandro Escovedo

Folk and Tumble

FT:  Your music covers a spectrum of styles and I imagine influences, who did you listen to, and who influenced you as a writer? AE:  It’s so funny too, even within myself I struggle sometimes , I think all the bands that I loved and followed, bands like The Count Five, The Midnighters, Solomon Burke, […]

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Interview with Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella

Folk and Tumble

Ahead of an Irish tour, Folk and Tumble caught with Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella to chat about their musical influences, their new record, and their upcoming shows together. FT: Kieran, you grew up in Mayobridge County Down. What were your first musical memories and how did they influence you? KG: I grew up in […]

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Interview with Dave Pegg

Folk and Tumble

Ahead of concert dates in Armagh and Belfast later this month Folk and Tumble caught up with Fairport Convention’s bass player Dave Pegg for a light hearted chat about his musical career, Fairport Convention and a controversial Grammy win in 1989. FT: You’re about to bring the tour celebrating fifty years of Fairport Convention to […]

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Interview with Eddi Reader

Folk and Tumble

FT: The new album ‘Cavalier’ is a much fuller sounding album with a bigger band than the last couple. How did that come about? ER: The last couple of albums, ‘Vagabond’ and ‘Love Is The Way’, were recorded in a much smaller environment, and they are beautiful, but this time I kinda wanted drums and […]

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Interview with Willy Vlautin

Folk and Tumble

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

Folk and Tumble

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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