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SNAKES STILL ALIVE SHOCK!
In 1999 Snakefarm were officially the future of folk music. Then they vanished – not for the first time, it turns out. Ian Anderson grabs Anna Domino and Michel Delory as they re-emerge blinking into the 21st century. Photographs: Judith Burrows.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 340, October 2011

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts.
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled!
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: Belgian Hungarian fiddler Tcha Limberger, bluesman Charlie Parr, young songwriter Rosie Doonan and Irish music legend Andy Irvine answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
SNAKES STILL ALIVE SHOCK!
In 1999 Snakefarm were officially the future of folk music. Then they vanished – not for the first time, it turns out. Ian Anderson grabs Anna Domino and Michel Delory as they re-emerge blinking into the 21st century. Photographs: Judith Burrows.
FIELDS IN HEELS
Tales of a festival virgin. Well, you know what we mean… Stella Washburn experiences her first Womad. With photos by Judith Burrows, an old hand…
THE BIG VOICE
Frankie Armstrong deserves much more of the limelight than she gets. At 70, one of great voices of the ’50s/’60s folk revival is still on great form, as Colin Irwin finds out.
MUST COME DOWN
Laurel Swift’s transatlantic project for Morris Offspring and Maple Morris, staged at Cecil Sharp House in July, was an outstanding success following a week’s hard rehearsal. Sue Swift and Melanie Hyams were there to photograph it all for posterity.
LET’S TWIST ALREADY
The Yiddish Twist Orchestra throw a foglight on an unlikely area of post-war English culture. Jamie Renton gets the facts, man, from prime mover Lemez Lovas.
HUNGARY IN VIEW
This year’s Womex opening concert features roots music from Hungary. Andrew Cronshaw had a sneak preview.
HELSINKI SPRING
Finland’s annual Maalima Kylass – World Village Festival – fills the heart of Helsinki with culture and colour. Judith Burrows packed her camera bag.
REYKJAVIK ROLL
In which Colin Irwin jets off to picturesque parts of Iceland in search of the Siglufjörður Folk Festival.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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