My latest work

The origins of sea shanties

The origins of sea shanties in the American South and the Caribbean

British and Irish folk music

Roundup of the latest releases from the folk music scene

Sea shanty singers

She Shanties latest album Lubber’s Hole review

Why Erdogan will win again

Bottom line: Erdogan’s reign is not over

Lewis Wood’s debut album Footwork is a Top of the World release

Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan’s new album Still As Your Sleeping is Editor’s Choice

For 20 years, Turkey has had an ambiguous relationship with the US war on terror

Turkey’s culture wars around headscarves are a product of a tortured history

Turkey doubles down on hard power in Nagorno Karabakh conflict (Fair Observer)

New album from Devon duo Edgelarks is Editor’s Choice (Songlines)

What would a Biden victory spell for US-Turkish relations? (Fair Observer)

Gas exploration and nationalism in the Eastern Mediterranean (Fair Observer)

Palestine as a pawn in Middle Eastern geopolitics (Fair Observer)

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s epic 1930s trilogy about walking through Eastern Europe (Songlines)

Why making Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque again is good news (Fair Observer)

Turkish success turns Libya into another frozen conflict (Fair Observer)

In an era of strongman politics, Turkish foreign policy is hard to call (Fair Observer)

An interview with Kerry Murphy, founder of digital clothing house, The Fabricant (Jaguar)

An interview with Rosh Mahtani, founder of jewellers Alighieri (Jaguar)

Sami joik album Lååje from Marja Mortensson & Daniel Herskedal (Songlines)

Folk music for kids from Teesside duo Megson (Songlines)

They say the Finns do silence better than anyone (Jaguar)

Turkey puts troops on the ground in Libya and Syria (Fair Observer)

Swedish folk album Årsringar from duo Ellinor & Leonor (Songlines)

Ensemble Fawaz Baker’s moving homage to Syria’s Aleppo (Songlines)

Sheffield songwriter Rowan Rheingans new album (Songlines)

Turkey’s latest offensive in Syria is old news for the Kurds (Fair Observer)

Turkey looks for a new arms dealer (Fair Observer)

Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris’ The Spell Songs (Songlines)

Does Istanbul’s mayoral election herald a new consensus politics? (Fair Observer)

Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes album is Top of the World (Songlines)

Shenzhen aims to be the world’s leading sustainable city (Land Rover Onelife)

Introducing Celtic-Gypsy-klezmer fusion Dodo Street Band (Songlines)

The AKP will bounce back in Turkey (Fair Observer)

Why the US is still losing Turkey (Fair Observer)

New Phillip Henry slide guitar album is Editor’s Choice (Songlines)

What will smart tech really mean for our living spaces? (Jaguar)

The future of e-mobility with this electric vehicle infographic (Jaguar)

Beginner’s Guide to Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis (Songlines)

New Karine Polwart album is Editor’s Choice (Songlines)

Turkey’s spheres of influence in the Middle East (Platform for Peace & Justice)

Why Erdogan had to act on Khashoggi killing (Fair Observer)

Dreams come true at Land Rover Classic Works (Land Rover)

Why Turkey released Pastor Andrew Brunson (Fair Observer)

The modern-day adventurers rediscovering our world (Volvo)

Adventurous by design (Volvo Cars)

Beginner’s Guide to Devon folk duo Show of Hands (Songlines)

Why Idlib matters to Turkey (Fair Observer)

The new Shetland multimedia project Northern Flyway (Songlines)

Welcome to the new world of Erdogan and Trump (Fair Observer)

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith’s new Top of the World release (Songlines)

An encounter in Paget’s Wood at dusk (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust)

Why Erdogan keeps winning (Platform for Peace & Justice)

The next balancing act for President Erdogan (Fair Observer)

The role of fear in Turkey’s elections (Fair Observer)

The conservative equation in Turkey (Platform for Peace & Justice)

Has Turkey had enough of Erdogan? (Fair Observer)

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar’s new Top of the World release (Songlines)

The limits of Turkish power in northern Syria (Platform for Peace & Justice)

Turkish election call sparks fresh thinking (Fair Observer)

Turkey’s difficult dance with Russia in Syria (Fair Observer)

US-Turkey relations: friction is the new normal (Fair Observer)

Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis talks about her new album alterum (Songlines)

The Stage Debut Awards profiled with the Jaguar F-PACE (Jaguar)

Exploring the purposeful life with Ed Stafford and Laura Bingham (Land Rover)

English folk polymath Sam Lee on rewilding music (Songlines)

Turkey’s referendum poses questions for Erdogan (Fair Observer)

Musicians in the Shake the Chains protest song project (Songlines)

Landscape photographer Julian Calverley on the Isle of Skye (Land Rover)

The revival of traditional boatbuilding in Portsmouth (Land Rover)

Turkey needs a new constitution (Fair Observer)

Turkey: a preview for 2017 (Fair Observer)

Can Turkey stop the cycle of terrorism? (Fair Observer)

Is Erdogan trying to rebuild the Ottoman Empire as Mosul burns? (The World Weekly)

Land Rover Series I resurrected in the Reborn project (Land Rover)

Folk star Eliza Carthy on her latest project, The Wayward Band (Songlines)

Kasia and Bob on handmade family living in Warsaw (IKEA)

George Monbiot on how he discovered English folk music (Songlines)

Turkey coup is Erdogan’s warning (Fair Observer)

Turkey’s EU dream is dead on arrival (Fair Observer)

Elisabetta welcomes you to her thriving supper club in Rome (IKEA)

Henrik explains why Swedes like to BBQ all year round (IKEA)

Preserving cultural and environmental wealth in Arabia (Land Rover)

A tour with the gamekeepers of the Holkham Hall Estate (Land Rover)

Turkey has enemies in a dangerous neighbourhood (Fair Observer)

Is the AKP bad news for Turkey? (LSE Middle East Centre)

Is Turkey making a strategic mistake in turning on the Kurds? (LSE Middle East Centre)

Devon folk duo Show of Hands on their enduring success (Songlines)

Range Rover SVR journey from the Arctic Circle to Nordkapp (Land Rover)

The reason why Georgians love rugby so much is lelo burti (Land Rover)

The people behind the new Jaguar Land Rover engine, Ingenium (Land Rover)

Will Erdogan’s “New Turkey” become a reality? (Fair Observer)

Discovering the Accursed Mountains of northern Albania (Land Rover)

The entrepreneurs turning Kiev into a Eurasian hub (Land Rover)