Folk Alley Player 4+

Freshgrass Foundation

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 106 Ratings
    • Free



Listen to the best in hosted folk, Americana and roots music with the Folk Alley App. The completely new version allows you to listen to great music live, pause and rewind the live audio, and explore a variety of other great content from Now, wake up to Folk Alley with an alarm clock feature! is the “coffee house that never closes,” offering fans music from their favorite artists while helping them discover new music that fits their tastes. Professional DJs Elena See, Barb Heller, Matt Reilly and Cindy Howes host the Folk Alley stream.

• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch that great part again!
• Listen to streaming music from even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite stream starts playing.
• One click stream switching – flip from the main stream to Fresh Cuts or a seasonal stream with a single click.
• Enjoy the Folk Alley stream in the background while browsing the web, using your workout app or catching up on your emails!
• Access additional great content like videos, blogs, performance interviews or purchase music you hear through iTunes.
• Easily share music and videos with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to streaming music from Folk Alley.

Since September 2003, Folk Alley has brought the best of folk, Americana, and roots music to an international audience – listeners excited to finally find “their” music available 24 hours a day online. Listener-supported Folk Alley is dedicated to a beloved musical genre that is often overlooked by commercial radio networks.

Please support Folk Alley and become a member today!

What’s New

Version 4.6.7

Performance enhancements and bug fixes
Your feedback helps us make our app better for everyone. Please send us your suggestions via the "Settings and Help" section of the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings


Great app, great music

I depend on this app to get me through dialysis three times a week and more. The variety and quality of the music sustains me for the four hour on the machine.

I am an old folkie (77 yrs old) and the new is just as interesting as the old. The app provides easy access 24/7 to the best of acoustical music.

PoohOnAlphaCentari ,

Much improved and now stable

My house often hosts gatherings of middle-aged and older folks while the stream plays wonderful music low and in the background. Occasionally, a gray-haired head will snap up, listen and smile.

EdT9999 ,

Good music but user interface needs work

Interesting and wide range of folk music. It’s one of a kind music source for all kinds of folk music.
User interface is not user friendly, not the least bit intuitive. The station or feed keeps changing when changing screens. Give your programmers the book, “Don’t Make Me Think”.

App Privacy

The developer, Freshgrass Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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