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A VOICE IN A MILLION
Olivia Chaney has one of the greatest voices in English folk music. Tim Chipping attempts to find out why she still hasn’t made an album after all these years. He may or may not get an answer, but enjoys the challenge…

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 360, June 2013

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.
fROOTS 44
Your free download compilation album.
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: US roots country people Maya & The Ruins, Ireland’s Mary Dillon, UK based Anglo/Senegalese band Fofoulah, Scottish emigré Fraser Anderson, pan-Nordic band Afenginn, and Marseille’s Moussu T answering the Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
A VOICE IN A MILLION
Olivia Chaney has one of the greatest voices in English folk music. Tim Chipping attempts to find out why she still hasn’t made an album after all these years. He may or may not get an answer, but enjoys the challenge…
A FLOWER BY NAME
But perhaps not by nature. Sarah Coxson checks out Petunia & The Vipers, but never gets around to asking where the name came from…
RESCUING THE REELS
If you treasured those golden era re-issues of Guinea’s legendary Syliphone label, prepare to salivate over Graeme Counsel’s tale of digitising the 9,500 songs in the Radio Télévision Guinée archive…
FAMILY VALUED
Tajikistan’s multi-generational Alaev Family, now resident in Israel, are an exuberant traditional music entertainment machine. Zuzana Novak attempts to bottle the essence…
ALL ROUND ROBIN
He writes about folk and world music for the Guardian and reports on the atrocities of African wars for the BBC’s Newsnight. And he’s been doing it for a long time. Elizabeth Kinder digs out the Robin Denselow story.
DO IT YOURSELF!
How best to avoid the mainstream music business and succeed as an independent recording artist? Richard Lewis asked those who already know the ropes.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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