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NOWT SO PUNK AS FOLK
The extraordinary rise and rise of ‘Dublin folk miscreants’ Lynched has been a wonderful thing to watch. Colin Irwin hears about singing in your own voice and the folk award they really won.

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This month’s issue

Here's what's in the Aug/Sept 2016 summer double issue of fRoots, Nos. 398/399
 
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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 60
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross section of featurettes. English old-time revivalists The Ninetree Stumblers, Greek rembetika singer Maria Simoglou, nyckelharpa and hardanger fiddle duo Rydvall Mjelva, London resident fado singer Claudia Aurora, a look at the new Dublin folk scene, and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino’s Mauro Durante answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
NOWT SO PUNK AS FOLK
The extraordinary rise and rise of ‘Dublin folk miscreants’ Lynched has been a wonderful thing to watch. Colin Irwin hears about singing in your own voice and the folk award they really won.
WE’RE STILL HERE
Lakou Mizik rose from the ruins of post-earthquake Haiti. Tony Montague hears their story.
LADINO STORIES
Mor Karbasi is Persian, Arabic, Spanish, Israeli and Jewish and sings her history from the heart. Elizabeth Kinder catches up with a woman who has become a major artist over the past decade.
GOTHIC NOVEL
Australian fiddlesinger Jenny M Thomas is about to visit these shores again with her band Bush Gothic. Christopher Conder encounters the dark side.
EXIBITIONISM
Andrew Cronshaw headed to Évora, camera in hand, for the third EXIB Música showcase of Spanish and Portuguese musics.
JUG BAND MUSIC
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band were giants in ’60s folk boom USA, but never made it to Britain. Kweskin finally got here this year, allowing Dave Peabody to quiz an early hero in depth.
THE MISSING LETTER BALLADS
Frank Ingnobody posted Lord Batman – The Dark Knight Makes Return Trip To Turkey on Facebook with the comment “Here’s a fun game: remove one letter from a folk song title and then re-imagine the song’s storyline based on the new title…”
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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