Tradfolk.co was launched in November 2021 as a place to celebrate traditional folk culture, largely (but not specifically) from the UK. Since it arrived on the scene, it has quickly attracted an engaged community of musicians, morris dancers, artists, folklorists, and tradfolkies in general. If that sounds like the kind of thing you love, take a look at the website. The more the merrier.
Founded and edited by a former Time Out editor and folk musician, Jon Wilks, Tradfolk.co publishes chunky interviews with people involved in keeping traditional arts alive, a series of articles on Customs Uncovered, reviews of albums that have their roots in traditional music, and possibly more up-to-date Morris dancing news than is perhaps sensible (Jon promises he didn’t intend it to be that way – once he started, they wouldn’t let him stop).
“We’re so pleased to have been invited to partner with FolkEast,” he says, “and to be offered the chance to work together as media partners after so brief an existence – we’re so thankful to Becky and John. We love how FolkEast combines the homely with the innovative, and I can’t wait to see what new collaborations they manage to pull out of their hats this year. We’ll be running a little FolkEast hub on our website in the run-up to the festival and throughout the weekend, so keep an eye on that for behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with the artists, videos, live blogs… we’ve got so many plans!”
Last year's partnership included some wonderful videos of FolkEast performers singing and playing their favourite traditional music, all filmed by the videographer, Jon Nice. Expect more of the same in 2023. This year, Tradfolk are also curating one of our stages for a day, as well as running the Sartin Singaround. See the schedule for further information, and head to Tradfolk.co or the Tradfolk Instagram (@tradfolketc) to find out more.