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TEN FOR THE FIRST ELEVEN
Nobody imagined a decade back that an eleven-piece big band playing English folk music could become the mighty success it has. Elizabeth Kinder examines the phenomenon that is Bellowhead.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 373, July 2014

 
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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: new folk rockers The Rails, young Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton, Albania’s Fanfare Tirana v. Transglobal Underground, Cambridge psych-folkers Naomi Randall & Tom Gaskell, Denmark’s Phønix, Ross Daly’s Labyrinth workshop in Crete, the music accompanying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and ex-Carolina Chocolate Drops man Dom Flemons answering the Rocket Launcher questions
TEN FOR THE FIRST ELEVEN
Nobody imagined a decade back that an eleven-piece big band playing English folk music could become the mighty success it has. Elizabeth Kinder examines the phenomenon that is Bellowhead.
THE WAY WE WERE
fRoots editor Ian Anderson peers back through the mists of time at our early years: how it was in 1987 when we released our first compilation, Square Roots. Long unavailable, it’s this issue’s free download compilation album. Crikey, some you weren’t even born then…
CAPE CRUSADERS
Cape Verde’s Altantic Music Expo is a growing spotlight on Creole culture. Judith Burrows took pen and camera.
DAM BUSKERS
Wales and Nubia recently came together in a project called Dammed Nations. Andy Morgan uncovers the story of shared heritage and Nuba Nour.
160 YEARS OF FUN
From small beginnings to major successes, via floods, hurricanes and the club tent burning down. Colin Irwin marks this year’s three big UK festival anniversaries: Sidmouth (60), Cambridge (50) and Towersey (50).
LABELS THAT STUCK
Roots music record companies have been racking up the years. Sarah Coxson takes a look at some of the labels celebrating big anniversaries including Topic, Nonesuch, Sain, Realworld and World Music Network.
LABYRINTHINE
Ross Daly’s Cretan music school Labyrinth is an inspirational centre for music of the region and beyond. We sent Andrew Cronshaw to take a look.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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