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THE AFRO-CELTIC CONNECTION
From Skye to Sarawak, the Peatbog Faeries are the ultimate festival band. Colin Irwin talked the talk in Glasgow.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 370, April 2014

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…
fROOTS 48
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: band of the moment The Furrow Collective, Festival In The Desert founder Manny Ansar, Scotland’s Breabach, American Celt Aoife O’Donovan, hot young ceilidh band Toothless Mary, the Highland/Scandiwegian pairing of Marit & Rona, and energetic troubadour Rory McLeod answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
THE AFRO-CELTIC CONNECTION
From Skye to Sarawak, the Peatbog Faeries are the ultimate festival band. Colin Irwin talked the talk in Glasgow.
FOLK IN THE POSH
This year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards came to the Albert Hall with a geographical theme. Judith Burrows took the photos, while Tim Chipping has his way with words.
VOICE OF LIBERTY
Maria Farantouri, closely associated with the songs of Mikis Theodorakis, has spent a lifetime singing for the silenced. Elisavet Sotiriadou meets a Greek legend.
UNEASY LISTENING
Julie Fowlis doesn’t want to make things easy for her audiences. Tim Chipping talks to she who takes risks.
THE SONGSMITH
John Smith can sell out London’s Union Chapel, yet won’t be found on many of the folk festival bills in this issue. All very odd, considering his friends, heroes and influences. Colin Irwin has lots to talk about.
THE BIRD WOMAN
Kerry Andrew, under the name of You Are Wolf, may have made one of the most original albums of traditional folk songs that you’ll hear this year. Jeanette Leech finds her perched on a bough…
FILMS OF THE HEART
Jeremy Marre has made some of TV’s great roots music documentaries in some of the world’s more difficult places. Elizabeth Kinder gets the philosophy.
GLASGOW NIGHTS
It’s January, it’s Glasgow, it must be Celtic Connections. Sarah Coxson heads north to hear a lot of music…
FESTIVALS 2014
This year’s UK and European folk, roots & world music events.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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