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CYGNETURE SOUNDS
A mere forty years after they hatched with a mission, The Old Swan Band are still the best English dance band in the land. Colin Irwin handles the history.

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Here's what's in the January/February 2015 issue of fRoots, No. 379/380
 
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THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column. Read it here
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping’s monthly column. Read it here
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder’s monthly column. Read it here
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts. Sample them here
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled! We’ve got some here for you to read now
fROOTS 52
Your free download compilation album.
ROOTING ABOUT
What's happening: packed pages of festivals, gigs, tours, radio, CDs and all kinds of roots-related stuff. The most you'll find anywhere…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: rising duos Lutine and Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp, the adventurous Dead Rat Orchestra, the Oslo World Music Festival, Ireland’s Crag Road, Croatia’s Dario Marušic, Joe Boyd on Copyright, and Alex Vann of Spiro answering our monthly Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
CYGNETURE SOUNDS
A mere forty years after they hatched with a mission, The Old Swan Band are still the best English dance band in the land. Colin Irwin handles the history.
POLL POSITIONS
It’s the 29th annual fRoots Critics Poll for albums of the year and our unfeasibly large international panel of experts have once again been scratching their brains for you. Ian Anderson surveys the results…
DANCE SYSTEM
Ibibio Sound Machine may be rooted in Nigerian music but their funky blend is a lot more than predictable Afrobeat. Jamie Renton has tail feather, will shake it.
ROLLING WITH BOB
This January marks the centenary of one of the greats of English folk music, the late Bob Copper. Jo Breeze looks back over a full life.
HARE PIECES
Why play in one band when you can tour with many? But sometimes, musicians just have to do what comes naturally. Colin Irwin unveils the Leveret philosophy.
THE SEPTEMBERIST
Sandy Roberton’s September Productions were a prolific folk/rock generator of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Ian Anderson finds out how it all began.
FRANKLY SPEAKING
Song collector Frank Kidson is celebrated by Pete Coe & Alice Jones through a double album and live show. Tim Chipping does a background check.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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