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“It’s more fun being on the road with your dad than you’d imagine”, says Eliza Carthy of her recent duo tour with Martin Carthy. Colin Irwin sips green room tea.

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Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here’s what’s in the current issue of fRoots, No. 374/375, Aug/Sept 2014
 
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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 50
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: Bellowhead fiddler Sam Sweeney, Young Folk Award winners the Mischa MacPherson Trio, Andrew Cronshaw’s latest project SANS, Spain’s young flamenco star Rocio Marquez, English singer/songwriters Steve Ashley and Patsy Matheson, and Nancy Kerr answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
PARENTING SKILLS
“It’s more fun being on the road with your dad than you’d imagine”, says Eliza Carthy of her recent duo tour with Martin Carthy. Colin Irwin sips green room tea.
DIPLOMACY PAYS
Les Ambassadeurs were among the very greatest of the golden era of West African bands, fronted by the voice of Salif Keita. Now they’ve reformed and visit the UK this summer. Graeme Counsel tells their story.
KORA CONNECTIONS
Toumani Diabate’s international career as the king of the kora got rolling as a result of early gigs in England. Elizabeth Kinder hears how it all began.
TINOS TREASURY
Tinos World Music Festival is a new gem of an event combining some of the best music from around the Eastern Med with classic Greek island landscapes. Judith Burrows hopped on the ferry with her cameras.
TWO TWELFTHS
Scottish/Orcadian duo Twelfth Day, purveyors of folk and classically-influenced slightly-weirdness of their own devising, talk it to Tim Chipping.
A WELL KEPT SECRET
She was cruelly forced out of the limelight and had a promising career stolen from her, but Beverley Martyn has been a survivor. Four decades on, Elizabeth Kinder hears about Beverley’s well overdue comeback.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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