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JIM FIXES IT
He’s had his ups and downs, but Jim Causley has finally delivered the music he always seemed capable of. Colin Irwin celebrates the Devonian age.

Jim Causley
 
Jim Causley (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here's what's in the July 2016 issue of fRoots, No. 397
 
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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: Cameroon’s Afro-bluesman Blick Bassy; Turkish/Armenian pairing Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin; Ukrainian man-about-Berlin Yuriy Gurzhy; American prodigy Sarah Jarosz; lo-fi bluesman Uncle Sinner; improvising UK folk duo Pagoda Project; and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
JIM FIXES IT
He’s had his ups and downs, but Jim Causley has finally delivered the music he always seemed capable of. Colin Irwin celebrates the Devonian age.
CLOUDS OVER IRELAND
There’s something going on in Dublin and we don’t (quite) know what it is (yet). Sarah Coxson attempts to fathom it via Slow Moving Clouds.
INTERNATIONALISTS
With roots in Russia, Europe and Argentina, Las Hermanas Caronni keep hold of them all while now living and creating music in France. Elizabeth Kinder hears their story.
HAZARDS OF VINYL
Tim Chipping sits down with Pete Paphides and discusses the method in the madness of collecting folk records. It’s an addiction…
GALICIA BELGIQUE
The grandchildren of families driven out of Spain by the civil war in the 1930s are sustaining their traditions abroad. Tony Montague talks with Ialma.
CHICAGO COUNTRY
Alt.country songwriter Robbie Fulks gets fRoots-profiled by Cara Gibney. Hey, any friend of the Mekons is a friend of ours!
EASTERN PROMISE
When Ken Hunt headed to former East Germany in 1991, he wasn’t expecting the beginning of an infatuation with Rudolstadt Festival that would last him decades.
THE PRIZE OF LOVE
How an English accordeonist and a Serbian gypsy violinist overcame the odds. Zuzana Novak writes the Faith i Branko film script…
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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