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LOVE, SONGS & THE LADY
Shirley Collins is the role model for legions of younger women singing traditional songs in their own natural voices and accents. In the second of our trio of 33rd anniversary celebrations of English folk icons, Jo Breeze looks at Shirley’s long career.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 349, July 2012

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping's new monthly column.
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder's new monthly 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: actor and folk guitarist Stephen Mangan, re-activated veteran Steve Turner, Afro-snackists The Malawi Mouse Boys, Anglo-Moroccan crossover Shore To Shore, Scotland’s Joy Dunlop & Twelfth Day, and Show Of Hands’ Phil Beer answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
LOVE, SONGS & THE LADY
Shirley Collins is the role model for legions of younger women singing traditional songs in their own natural voices and accents. In the second of our trio of 33rd anniversary celebrations of English folk icons, Jo Breeze looks at Shirley’s long career.
THIS TIME, ROSES
We published our first Shirley Collins interview, by Maggie Holland, in November 1988, when Shirley still hoped to return to singing. You can read the full feature here.
BONGO BRAINS
Dar es Salaam’s finest explosion of mchiruku street music are heading your way, on CD at least. Yusuf Mahmoud profiles East African sensation Jagwa Music.
CLARINETOPOULOS
This modest man who first came to international attention through his wonderful album Yakinthos is one of the best clarinet players around. Elisavet Sotiriadou talks to Manos Achalinotopoulos.
JEFF DAVIS STYLE
Traditional fiddle and banjo from that place where the Appalachians join the South Downs. Vic Smith talks Jeff Davis, a man whose life has diverted into traditional music.
THAMES WORLD
For Londoners, at least there’s one bonus for putting up with the Olympics: a six stage cross-city world music festival on 21st & 22nd July. Elizabeth Kinder hears all about the BT River Of Music from producer David Jones.
BRINGING UBUNTU
South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela is an ambassador for his country’s culture and values. Jamie Renton hears all about his new album, produced by the great Taj Mahal.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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