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WELSH MOUNTAIN TIMES
9Bach’s imminent second album, with singer Lisa Jên’s new-found songwriting voice to the fore, raises the bar even higher for Welsh-language music on the world stage. Sarah Coxson pulls up a chair at their kitchen table to explore their unconventional take on the Welsh folk tradition.

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Here’s what’s in the current issue of fRoots, No. 371, May 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…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: be-hatted Ukrainians DakhaBrakha live in Kiev; Welsh singer Georgia Ruth, Croatia’s Dunja Knebl, North East trio The Young ’Uns, English songwriter Gren Bartley, and Ladino singer Mor Karbasi answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
WELSH MOUNTAIN TIMES
9Bach’s imminent second album, with singer Lisa Jên’s new-found songwriting voice to the fore, raises the bar even higher for Welsh-language music on the world stage. Sarah Coxson pulls up a chair at their kitchen table to explore their unconventional take on the Welsh folk tradition.
TREE OF THE NATION
Ivan Duran’s Stonetree Records has put Belize on the world’s musical atlas. Tony Montague pays a visit.
PRIME OF MS. SMITH
Dumfries & Galloway’s top export Emily Smith has just made her finest album. Tim Chipping gets to grips with the tale.
BRIDGES CROSSED
Our experimental Bridges gig marking our 35th anniversary year went rather well. Judith Burrows (camera) and Steve Hunt (notepad) were there… and lots of you.
KRONOSLOGICAL
They’ve done more collaborations outside their box than the Chieftains. On the eve of their 40th anniversary (and label Nonesuch’s 50th) bash at the Barbican, Ken Hunt catches up with Kronos Quartet.
THE KOREAN WAVE
[su:m] and Jambinai continued the Korean invasion at last year’s Womex in Cardiff. Christopher Conder meets and greets with two very different units.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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