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BRETON ROOTS, NEW ROUTES
Astrakan Project are a perfect example of how complete immersion in your own roots can help in finding common ground with those of others, moving traditions forward. Interview: Elizabeth Kinder.

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Here's what's in the June 2016 issue of fRoots, No. 396
 
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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 59
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: young Scots trad concertina wizard Mohsen Amini, US singer/songwriter Dori Freeman, Mali's Bamba Wassoulou Groove, Joanna Newsom accompanists Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart, Estonian accordeonist Tuulikki Bartosik, Vienna’s Tschuschenkapelle, veterans Arlo Guthrie and Clive Gregson, and UK bluesman Dave Kelly answering the Rocket Launcher questions
BRETON ROOTS, NEW ROUTES
Astrakan Project are a perfect example of how complete immersion in your own roots can help in finding common ground with those of others, moving traditions forward. Interview: Elizabeth Kinder.
VOICE OF THE IRISH
The two latest CDs in Topic’s epic Voice Of The People series document Irish music in post-war London. Colin Irwin talks with compiler Reg Hall.
DEGREES OF WEIRD
Scotland meets Norway and tradition meets experimentation in Boreas. (And yes, it’s Rachel Newton’s 143rd band). Tim Chipping explains.
FILE UNDER BANJO
Bela Fleck extends the bounds of banjo expectations to take in jazz, African music and even a concerto. It’s a long way from bluegrass, finds Colin Irwin.
A TWANG OF BRASS
When Romania’s Fanfare Ciocarlia met Canada’s gypsy swing guitarist Adrian Raso live in Berlin, it was a mighty gig. Robert Rigney was there.
NEW ORLEANS JOYS
Another generation of American musicians are being drawn to travelling, busking and playing roots musics in the good old ways. Dave Peabody encounters Todd Day Wait and Mike Collins Jnr. as they pass through the UK.
THE CARRYING STREAM
Two new films explore different aspects of Scottish tradition and revival, focussing on Hamish Henderson and Aidan Moffat. Alasdair Roberts looks at their subjects and messages.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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