Folk Talk is a video series giving personal insights into the working practices of artists and industry across the folk, roots and acoustic music world.  

It’s a peek behind the scenes with some of the biggest names of our music sector as well as a sharing of tips, advice, practice and thinking for the benefit of all.

JON BODEN - HOW I EVALUATE WHICH PROJECTS TO DO

JACKIE OATES - HOW I DESIGNED AND PRODUCED MY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CD COVERS

NANCY KERR - HOW I APPROACH STAGECRAFT

DAOIRí FARRELL - HOW I LIVE STREAM

SAM CARTER - HOW I WRITE SONGS

BEV BURTON - HOW I ACHIEVE GENDER BALANCE IN MY FESTIVAL LINEUPS

SAM SWEENEY - HOW I ADVISE YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING A CAREER IN FOLK MUSIC

ANGHARAD JENKINS - HOW I TOUR WITH A BABY

JIM SOARS - HOW I'M SENDING MUSIC TO THE MEDIA DURING LOCKDOWN

JACKIE OATES - HOW I KNIT

TERRY O'BRIEN - HOW I CHOOSE ARTISTS FOR MY AGENCY ROSTER

MATT HILL - HOW I LOOK AFTER MY MENTAL HEALTH

TOM BESFORD - HOW I PLAN A PROJECT

KATE KYLE - HOW I APPROACH HOSPITALITY RIDERS

PAUL SARTIN - HOW I RUN A COMMUNITY FOLK CHOIR

PHIL SIMPSON - HOW I CHOOSE VENUES FOR MY AGENCY CLIENTS

IAN STEPHENSON - HOW I PRODUCE MUSIC VIDEOS AT HOME

We commissioned Ian to create this fantastic mini-series. There’s more info including links to the equipment he uses HERE

CHLOE FOY - HOW I FOUND THE EFEx ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAMME

TAMSIN EMBLETON - HOW I CAME TO WRITE THE TOURING & MENTAL HEALTH MANUAL

OWEN RALPH - HOW TO DO DIGITAL

In this series, we’ve asked the fantastic Owen Ralph from Greenwoodside to explain the essentials for managing your social media presence as a musician.

MATT BARTLETT - HOW I DEVELOPED MUSIC AT MY HOUSE

KEITH HARRIS - HOW I HOPE FOLK MUSIC CAN DIVERSIFY

JOHN KELLY - HOW I KEPT MY MUSIC ALIVE

THE GLOBE - HOW WE KEEP OUR MUSIC VENUE OPERATING DURING THE PANDEMIC

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