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Cover featured Trio Dhoore, caught at last summer’s Sidmouth Folk Week.

Jack Harris, featured this issue, with Vanished Birds as heard on our fRoots 62 compilation.

Basque accordeon master Kepa Junkera, as featured this issue.

Mexico’s Las Hermanas Garcia, included in this issue’s feature on the bolero tradition of the Costa Chica.

Previously featured videos

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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The UK’s annual WOMAD festival is the central link in this highly-reputed worldwide series, bringing together music and people from all cultures in a glorious, forward-looking celebration.

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!

Homegrown focusses on folk music found in England, a small autumn event in Bury, Lancashire run alongside English Folk Expo.

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 (skipping 2016 and returning in 2017).

Association of Festival Organisers

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

BIFF Online   Our resident cartoonists have their own site

Flare films   fRoots photographer Judith Burrows