Last weekend, New Orleans was taken over by thousands of folk musicians, and RTÉ Radio 1's Simply Folk was there to be part of it all, thanks to Folk Alliance International.

Over four days, 180 bedrooms came alive to the sound of music, and lots of musical connections were made - listen to Simply Folk host Ruth Smith's playlist of the best music to be heard at Folk Alliance 2020 below:  

The musical heart of New Orleans is rich and varied, and last week's Simply Folk, which featured Leyla McCalla, Rising Appalachia, Chip Wilson and Dirk Powell, reflected that - listen back here. 

This week's edition explores the connections that exist when musicians meet each other, to write, record and make music, showcasing an eclectic mix of artists: Mick Flannery, The Once from Newfoundland, Aine Tyrell, Emily Wuramara from Australia, Jeffrey Martin from Oregon, and Irish Aussie duo HatzFitz and Cara.

Simply Folk, RTÉ Radio 1, Sundays at 10pm