February 2, 2022
In this, the first episode of 2022, Lucy and Pinky invite Scottish musicians Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl to share news of their latest collaboration, "Heal and Harrow" - a multi-disciplinary show exploring Scottish witch trials.
Jennie Higgins also joins the show for a brand new segment exploring common misconceptions of folk traditions, through a feminist lens.
December 1, 2021
On this episode of Thank Folk For Feminism, we chat to the one and only Maddy Prior and her super talented daughter and business partner, Rose Kemp.
We talk about their roots, their shared teaching hub Stones Barn, stepping into your own creative voice and Maddy and Rose reflect on growing up in the industry.
November 3, 2021
On this episode of Thank Folk For Feminism, we chat to the brilliant Sarah Claudine from the Safe Figs For Women initiative.
She talks with us about working with venues, promoters, artists and gig goers to fight against sexual assault and harassment at live music events.
We also have our new segment brought to you by the wonderful Lucy Shields from The Folk Forecast, where she provides us with some incredible gigs to keep an eye out for, this month.
October 6, 2021
As we return after our month off, we are delighted to be joined by accordionist, singer, clog dancer and all round wonderful human, Hannah James.
She talks to us about the English clog tradition, her experiences of working with different genders in bands and about a mysterious lake in Slovenia that has inspired her to create a whole show!
August 4, 2021
In this episode Pinky and Lucy chat to BBC Young Folk Award Winner Maddie Morris, who explores her love of folk music, transforming trauma into art, and passive aggressive camping chair folding.
July 7, 2021
In this episode Pinky and Lucy chat to Gaelic Singer, Deirdre Graham about her career, the historic role of Gaelic singing and how she is looking to develop and grow Gaelic into new mediums.
Pinky and Lucy also look back at the first 6 months of TFFF and discuss where things could be going in the future!
June 16, 2021
Pinky and Lucy share a double whammy of an episode with two back to back interviews on the theme of expressing yourself while in a creative partnership. This episode features the brilliant and critically acclaimed Kathryn Roberts, sharing her experiences of how she approaches song writing with husband Sean Lakeman, parenting on the road and growing up together as part of folk super group Equation. Then TFFF chat to Debbie Hanna, one half of multi-award winning Megson, who shares the unlikely story of how she and husband Stu Hanna found folk music, and how to they work together to write songs that are a true expression of them both while still reflecting society around them.
June 2, 2021
In this episode we talk to fabulous pairing of Rebecca Stewart, aka. Fluff from Cambridge Folk Festive and Amy Bertaut from Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
In this laughter filled, honest and thought provoking episode, we discuss the triumphs and struggles of being a woman behind the scenes in one of the most male dominated industries as well as chatting gender balanced line ups, gender neutral toilets and keeping audiences coming back for more.
May 19, 2021
In the second episode of our LGBTQ+ themed month, Pinky and Lucy chat with songwriter and storyteller Jess Morgan. Jess fuses poetry, storytelling and song to make unique and evocative music which has been widely critically acclaimed, she’s toured extensively across the UK including slots with Beans On Toast. She’s also the creation of a new live literature show, called Boring Someone In A Dark Café which fuse music into the narrative. Jess spoke to us about her creative processes, her challenges in telling more personal stories in her creative work, and we muse on what more festivals could be doing to be inclusive. In this bumper edition we also spoke with Oxford based queer folk musician Roary Skaista. Roary spoke to us about the challenges of the trad cannon, and the issues they face as a non-binary artist.
May 5, 2021
To kick off our LGBTQ+ themed month, Pinky and Lucy chat with the powerhouse singer songwriter that is Grace Petrie. Grace is undeniably the voice of a generation, a proud socialist and feminist, her songs reflect the world around us and call for positive, inclusive and impactful change. Her disarming wit and passion is a tour de force and in this exclusive interview Grace shares her experiences of 10 years of non stop touring and activism.