Official Folk Albums Chart Show—8th June 2021

The Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot will feature an interview with the Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist Declan O’Rourke who tells Matthew Bannister he could have been a painter like his grandfather if things had turned out differently. He also talks about working with Paul Weller who produced his new album “Arrivals” and explains how the birth of his first child inspired one of the songs on it. Plus there’ll be a special performance by Bobby Lee and music from Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane, Jim Ghedi, The Unthanks, Bwncath, Lauren Housley and Laura Marling. Watch on the Folk on Foot YouTube channel or listen to the podcast.


Watch above or listen on our podcast.

Browse the full chart through English Folk Expo.

About the show

Folk on Foot is proud to present the Official Folk Albums Chart Show.


Presented by Matthew Bannister, it premieres at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every calendar month – right here, or on our YouTube channel and podcast feed.


As well as a countdown of the forty best-selling and most-streamed folk albums, we focus on the new entries – the artists breaking into the chart for the first time – playing their tracks/videos and sometimes interviewing them and even getting them to play live. The aim is to connect you with the brilliant folk music that’s making waves across the country right now.


The Official Folk Albums Chart Show is presented under licence from our friends at English Folk Expo who commission the chart, which is compiled by the Official Charts Company. More details at