Category Archive: Interviews

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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