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Listen to the best in folk and roots-based music with the Folk Alley Player. has become the “coffee house that never closes,” offering folk fans music from their favorite artists, an interactive discussion area, Open Mic (an area for new artists to upload songs), exclusive live concert downloads, interviews, video and more. Professional DJs Jim Blum, Matt Watroba, Elena See, Barb Heller, Matt Reilly and Gene Shay host the flagship Folk Alley stream.  

The Folk Alley Player allows you to listen to the Folk Alley Flagship Stream, play audio in the background (iOS 4.0 only, on supported devices) purchase music through iTunes, click through to for access to the site’s rich content archives, and more.

Since September 2003, Folk Alley has brought the best of traditional folk, Americana, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Celtic, world and acoustic instrumental music styles to an international audience – listeners tremendously excited to finally find “their” music available 24 hours a day on the Internet.  Listener-supported Folk Alley is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of music that is often overlooked by commercial radio networks. is a non-profit Internet venture produced by WKSU-FM, an award-winning public radio station with more than 60 years of broadcasting history.  A service of Kent State University, the station also presents the Kent State Folk Festival and broadcasts 13 hours of original folk music programming throughout Northeast Ohio each week over WKSU 89.7, four repeater stations and two translator signals.  You can hear Folk Alley on WKSU HD-2, and other radio stations across the United States.

What's New in Version 2.1

Added support for multiple streams. Now choose from even more Folk Alley programming.

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Customer Reviews

Real Nice...but

I really like having the three streams and I love the variety of the music, but...although the app has a nice bookmark feature that you can use to bookmark a song you like, the song info does not always update (it gets stuck on the same song info sometimes for many songs), so you can't bookmark the song you are actually listening to. This is the reason for the two stars. If this worked properly I'd rate it four stars. Five stars would be if it had the ability to play back the bookmarked songs, which you cannot do.

Folk Heaven

One couldn't ask for a more compelling contemporary Folk station. And this App facilitates easy access to all the Folk Alley streams. — Much improved over last version.

Just get it. (Then consider supporting the station. It's well worth it.)

Wonderful, thank you!

I've been a member of Folk Alley for years & now, with this app, I can take Folk Alley most any place I go. I've had exactly zero problems with this app! Thanks, Folk Alley!

Folk Alley Player
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2012
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: WKSU Radio, Kent State University

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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