fonn is an online magazine devoted to traditional music and song. It includes news, reviews and essays as well as still images and videos.
fonn is the Irish for an air or a tune. But it can also mean desire or enthusiasm. This magazine is enthusiastic about airs and tunes – traditional music and song.
Our approach to traditional music and song is respectful. We respect those who work to preserve the tradition. Equally we respect those who are exploring the boundaries of the tradition by collaborating with artists in other genres and styles.
We believe in parity of esteem for both of these movements within traditional and folk music. They are complementary – not incompatible.