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YOUNG WOMAN IN AMERICA
Every now and then somebody jumps out of the deluge of singer/songwriters from over there with the charm and originality to get taken to the hearts of UK folk audiences. It happened with Devon Sproule, and it is deservedly happening again with Anaïs Mitchell. Colin Irwin gets the interview, twice.

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Anaïs Mitchell (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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This month’s issue

Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 352, October 2012

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping's monthly column.
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder's 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: folk-electro duo Solarference, old timey musicians Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Cuban specialists the London Lucumi Choir, the intriguingly named Dead Belgian plus actual live Belgian carnival band Trommelfluit, folk punk shape note man Tim Eriksen, and the Cecil Sharp Project’s Caroline Herring answering the Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
YOUNG WOMAN IN AMERICA
Every now and then somebody jumps out of the deluge of singer/songwriters from over there with the charm and originality to get taken to the hearts of UK folk audiences. It happened with Devon Sproule, and it is deservedly happening again with Anaïs Mitchell. Colin Irwin gets the interview, twice.
BOUBACHARISMA
Meeting long-time musical hero Boubacar Traore was daunting for Jamie Renton, but he needn’t have worried.
THE FOLK HERO
Wizz Jones inspired many of Britain’s guitar greats, he’s just had one of his songs covered by Bruce Springsteen, he’s still gigging regularly (and brilliantly) after 55 years on the road – and he’s criminally ignored when they hand out the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Steve Hunt is as baffled by that as the rest of us.
FJORD FOCUS
Norway’s Førde Festival is a feast of world music in spectacular surroundings. Judith Burrows took her camera to the music, mountains, lakes and fjords.
LANDSKAPPLEIKEN
It’s Norway’s annual championship for traditional music, and Andrew Cronshaw has made his excuses and gone rafting. He got back for the halling though…
RAMBLER ON A ROLL
Tom Paley’s been enjoying a sudden burst of overnight fame, having released a new album that’s caught everybody’s imagination. Dave Peabody finds the old time music veteran in fine form.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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