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WAYWARD HO!
And lo, a mighty beast came forth and swept all before it. Laydeez’n’genlemen, give it up for Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band. Words by Colin Irwin, pictures by Judith Burrows. Yay!

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
 
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here's what's in the April 2017 festival issue of fRoots, No. 406
 
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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
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…
fRoots 63
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
Up’n’coming English folk names Kitty Macfarlane, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith and Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch, Arizonans Orkesta Mendoza, Finnish kantele wizard Pauliina Syrjälä, Norway’s Hilmarfestivalen, and Becky Unthank answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
WAYWARD HO!
And lo, a mighty beast came forth and swept all before it. Laydeez’n’genlemen, give it up for Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band. Words by Colin Irwin, pictures by Judith Burrows. Yay!
TAIL WAGGERS
Police Dog Hogan are a band of second-time-rounders thoroughly enjoying new leases of musical life. Elizabeth Kinder hears how removing the pressure to be stars results in their great connection with audiences.
BAOBAB’S BACK!
Legendary West African band Orchestra Baobab have a new album and a new lease of life. Jamie Renton met them after a triumphant comeback show.
LIKE, REALLY BIG…
Bellowhead? Just a little thing! Andrew Cronshaw gets to grips with Jim Sutherland’s unfeasibly huge La Banda Europa. Four hurdy-gurdies, anyone?
YEAR OF THE CELTS
Lifetime Achievement awardee Al Stewart possibly ought to re-write his greatest hit specially for this year’s BBC Folk Awards. Colin Irwin gets out the battered fRoots crystal ball…
FESTIVALS 2017
The definitive diary listing for more than 530 of this year’s folk, roots & world music events, and lots of detailed adverts too.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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