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QUEEN & KING OF STRINGS
It’s a pairing of two virtuoso players from ancient harp traditions – Catrin Finch from Wales and Seckou Keita from Senegal. Andy Morgan digs into harp history and many stringed chemistry.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
 
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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This month’s issue

Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 361, July 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.
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: Canadian old-time duo Pharis & Jason Romero, English kora-playing songwriter Will Newsome, Malian guitarist Samba Touré, young Cornish bluegrass band Flats & Sharps, English folk duo Josienne Clark & Ben Walker, the Folk Song In England project, the Songs From The New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs album, and songwriter Ruth Theodore answering the Rocket Launcher questionnaire.
QUEEN & KING OF STRINGS
It’s a pairing of two virtuoso players from ancient harp traditions – Catrin Finch from Wales and Seckou Keita from Senegal. Andy Morgan digs into harp history and many stringed chemistry.
PHONOCULTURAL
The spirit of the old time medicine show is alive and well in the hands of Canada’s remarkable Sheesham, Lotus & Son. Sarah Coxson winds the handle.
POWER OF BABEL
This March’s annual Babel Med world music trade fair and showcases in Marseille filled the Dock des Suds with vibrant multi-cultural music and marketing frenzy. Judith Burrows took her camera and notepad.
ARMENIAN SOUL
If all he’d ever done was create Eleftheria Arvanitaki’s The Bodies And The Knives album and duet with Arto Tunçboyaciyan, Ara Dinkjian would still be a massive musical hero. Elisavet Sotiriadou reveals lots more.
SKA FOR LIFE
It’s now truly ingrained in the British consciousness as an urban folk music. Jamie Renton checks out the roots and shoots of Ska 2013.
HOUSE OF TRAD
Geoff Walsh describes what goes on behind the door of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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