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RETURN TO THE SOURCE
Afro Celt Sound System have been reborn with a fresh vision. Elizabeth Kinder talks with the key mover-shakers.

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Here's what's in the May 2016 issue of fRoots, No. 395
 
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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…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: the latest project from Edward II, Canadian traditional supertrio Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville, fast risen Keston Cobblers Club, fiery Afro-Colombians Rancho Aparte Chirimia, effortlessly multi-cultural Yorkston · Thorne · Khan, Scotland’s Freeland Barbour, the left-field Josephine Foster, and 9Bach’s Lisa Jen answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
RETURN TO THE SOURCE
Afro Celt Sound System have been reborn with a fresh vision. Elizabeth Kinder talks with the key mover-shakers.
THE FIDDLE OF FAME
Self-confessed ‘little chimp wearing silly trousers’ in Folk Awards longevity shock. John McCusker tells Colin Irwin where all those years went.
APPALACHIAN GOLD
It was a century ago this year that Cecil Sharp & Maud Karpeles headed for the hills. Brian Peters looks back at their epic song collecting adventure.
WAINWRIGHT WORLD
They’re billed as the Wainwright Sisters, and manage to combine the best of the Wainwright, McGarrigle and Roche traits. Colin Irwin waits for Lucy with Martha…
DOWNS MEXICO WAY
Lila Downs recently made her best ever album, in spite of difficult circumstances. Chris Nickson got on the ’phone before her UK gig in June.
CAJUN HALL OF FAME
Chris Hall has been central to all things swamp-inspired in the UK since way back in the last century. Jamie Renton meets up for a chat.
THE SONGSHARER
From Bagpuss to Academia, Sandra Kerr has been making her mark on folk music in the UK for over fifty years. Derek Schofield tells the tale.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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