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fRoots 421, Summer 2018 issue. Street date 21st June.
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This issue’s special FREE and exclusive download compilation album has 16 great tracks from Ma Polaine's Great Decline, Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb, Dafné Kritharas, Bryony Griffith, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Bird In The Belly, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy & The Gift Band, The Fretless, Päivi Hirvonen, Eugenia Georgieva, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Sousou & Maher Cissoko, Alasdair Roberts with Amble Skuse & David McGuinness, Will Pound, Dom Flemons, Tal National. The download includes booklet and label artwork and sleeve notes for those who want to burn to CD.

 
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Now compiled by fRoots in association with Spiral Earth and the AFO, the definitive UK & European folk, roots & world music festivals information pages.
 

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The new Kinnaris Quintet, part of the Summer issue’s feature on the UK’s women folk musicians.



You Are Wolf’s official video for As Sylvie Was Walking.



Nigeria’s King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, featured this issue.



Veteran Eric Andersen, featured this issue, performs his song Thirsty Boots with Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie & Tom Rush.



Paul Brady sings Lord Thomas And Fair Ellender at this year’s BBC Folk Awards.

Previously featured videos


 
OUR MONTHLY COLUMNS
Ian Anderson
 
  Ian Anderson
The Editor’s Box
Elizabeth Kinder
 
  Elizabeth Kinder
The Elusive Ethnomusicologist
Tim Chipping
 
  Tim Chipping
Ranting And Reeling
 

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fRoots Radio It’s Podwireless! Our regular podcast features lots of the music you’ll read about in the pages of fRoots magazine, most of which you can’t hear anywhere on mainstream radio! There’s also an archive of recent programmes for many hours of listening pleasure.

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fRoots Playlist The music we’ve been enjoying recently.

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fROOTS SUPPORTS THESE GREAT EVENTS
 
Priddy Folk Festival
Priddy Folk Festival is a small but adventurous event held in and around a lovely Mendip village in easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Glastonbury.

Sidmouth Folk Week
Sidmouth Folk Week is the grandmother of all UK festivals, a week-long event in a small seaside town where anything can happen - and sometimes does!

Manchester Folk Festival
Manchester Folk Festival: the successor to Bury’s Homegrown, focussing on music found in England that runs alongside English Folk Expo.

WOMEX
WOMEX is the world music expo, the biggest professional conference, showcase and trade fair event exclusively dedicated to world, roots, ethnic, traditional and local music.

Sauti Za Busara
Sauti Za Busara - "sounds of wisdom" - is an annual festival of Swahili Culture held in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar, the historic Indian Ocean gateway to Africa.
 

fROOTS SUPPORTS THE AFO
 
Association of Festival Organisers
 

Spiral Earth
 
Spiral Earth The online hub for UK folk & roots music

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