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TRANSCENDENTAL FOLKATION
Telling The Bees propel Andy Letcher’s clever songs and tunes on swirling flights of English instrumental brilliance. Elizabeth Kinder gets the hive news.

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Here's what's in the October 2015 issue of fRoots, No. 388
 
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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: London’s favourite venue the Green Note, an exhibition about New York ’60s venue Folk City, Anglo-Finnish project Fire In The North Sky, Guinea Bissau’s Karyna Gomes, nouveau folk rockers False Lights, Denmark’s GO’ Danish label, and Benji Kirkpatrick answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
TRANSCENDENTAL FOLKATION
Telling The Bees propel Andy Letcher’s clever songs and tunes on swirling flights of English instrumental brilliance. Elizabeth Kinder gets the hive news.
NOTHING IN RAMBLING
Jo Ann Kelly shunned commercial success, so the best folk blues singer Britain ever produced is nearly unknown to younger listeners. Jeanette Leech goes in search of Jo Ann’s story on the 25th anniversary of her death.
XAOS THEORY
Dubulah and Ahetas have just advanced the course of Greek civilisation by several millennia. Or something. Anyway, Elisavet Sotiriadou thought their new Xaos album was a good gift to bear.
PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL
It’s a small but perfectly formed village event tucked away in Somerset’s rolling Mendip Hills. Words: Elizabeth Kinder. Photos: Judith Burrows.
FESTIVAL MED
An annual world music extravaganza in the hills above Portugal’s Algarve. Judith Burrows took notepad, camera and sun screen.
THE ROBIN’S RETURN
One of the key figures of the 1970s folk scene has been ‘a hermit’ for 25 years. But Robin Dransfield just may be ready for action again. Steve Hunt gently probes.
MINSTREL TENSION
He may be one of the best young American roots artists you’ve ever heard. But Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton doesn’t make it easy, finds Devon Leger.
WARS OF THE FOLKIES
We conclude Colin Irwin’s three-part look back at the ’50s & ’60s folk boom years, retrieved from the Melody Maker archives, with a ramble through 1965 – 1967: the final solution!
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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