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HOME AND AWAY
English folk music in the 21st Century is being comprehensively owned by young women artists making great leaps forward (in all directions). Tim Chipping catches up with the long distance Rheingans Sisters.

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Here's what's in the April 2016 issue of fRoots, No. 394
 
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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…
fROOTS 58
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: nouveau string quartet Collectress, songwriters Carrie Rodriguez (Texas) and Alejandra Ribera (Canada), hot roots record label Glitterbeat and Norway’s extremely cold Ice Music Festival, rising Guineéan guitarist Moh! Kouyaté, and Richard Blair of Sidestepper answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
HOME AND AWAY
English folk music in the 21st Century is being comprehensively owned by young women artists making great leaps forward (in all directions). Tim Chipping catches up with the long distance Rheingans Sisters.
AWARDING ATTITUDE
No Bellowhead or Lau, hardly any Scots, lots of fRoots favourites and a distinct rejection of twee. They may still be the MOWOs, but the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees list is unrecognisable from a few years ago, notes Colin Irwin.
SLIDING THE DESERT
This Algerian/Italian musician grew up on a diet of country blues. Faris explains to Michael Messer that Skip James sounded like a Tuareg.
GO TO WORK ON EIGG
Put ten of the UK’s finest female folk musicians together on a Hebridean island, stick the kettle on and let ’em go. Jenny Hill did that, and they made Songs Of Separation, discovers Colin Irwin.
WELL ROUNDERED
The genuinely legendary father of psych folk with the Holy Modal Rounders over 50 years ago, Peter Stampfel is still being prolific at age 77. Steve Hunt is exhausted trying to keep up.
UP THE COUNTRY
That’s where Kenyan nyatiti master Ayub Ogada has been hiding away, until his recent comeback album with Trevor Warren. Francis Gooding gets on the long-distance call.
FESTIVALS 2016
The definitive diary listing of more than 500 of this year’s folk, roots & world music events.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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