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2018 fR415/416 Jan/Feb    Gwyneth Glyn
fR417 March Stick In The Wheel
fR418-20 Spring False Lights
fR421 Summer Women Folk Musicians, UK
fR421 Autumn Moonlight Benjamin

 

2017 fR403/404 Jan/Feb    Alasdair Roberts
fR405 March Trio Dhoore
fR406 April Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
fR407 May Women’s Morris
fR408 June Lula Pena
fR409 July English Instrumental Music
fR410/411 Aug/Sept Sharon Shannon
fR412 October Anna & Elizabeth
fR413 November Jon Boden
fR414 December Joan Shelley

 

2016 fR391/392 Jan/Feb    Rachel Newton
fR393 March Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
fR394 April Rheingans Sisters
fR395 May Afro Celt Sound System
fR396 June Astrakan Project
fR397 July Jim Causley
fR398/399 Aug/Sept Lynched
fR400 October Lucy Farrell
fR401 November Leyla McCalla
fR402 December Show Of Hands

 

2015 fR379/380 Jan/Feb    The Old Swan Band
fR381 March Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
fR382 April Kathryn Tickell & The Side
fR383 May Rhiannon Giddens
fR384 June Trio Da Kali
fR385 July Emily Portman
fR386/387 Aug/Sept Chris Smither
fR388 October Telling The Bees
fR389 November Tal National
fR390 December Andy Irvine

 

2014 fR367/368 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2013
fR369 March Amira
fR370 April Peatbog Faeries
fR371 May 9Bach
fR372 June Ebo Taylor
fR373 July Bellowhead
fR374/375 Aug/Sept Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy
fR376 October Stick In The Wheel
fR377 November The Cumbia All Stars
fR378 December Çigdem Aslan

 

2013 fR355/356 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2012
fR357 March Martha Mavroidi
fR358 April Tim Edey
fR359 May Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
fR360 June Olivia Chaney
fR361 July Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
fR362/363 Aug/Sept Billy Bragg
fR364 October Lisa Knapp
fR365 November Spiro
fR366 December David Wax Museum

 

2012 fR343/344 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2011
fR345 March Fatoumata Diawara
fR346 April Karine Polwart
fR347 May Sam Lee
fR348 June Oysterband
fR349 July Shirley Collins
fR350/351 Aug/Sept Nic Jones
fR352 October Anaïs Mitchell
fR353/354 Nov/Dec Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis

 

2011 fR331/332 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2010
fR333 March June Tabor
fR334 April Demon Barbers
fR335 May Abigail Washburn
fR336 June Aurelio
fR337 July Sam Amidon
fR338/339 Aug/Sept Staff Benda Bilili
fR340 October Snakefarm
fR341/342 Nov/Dec Danyel Waro

 

2010 fR319/320 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2009
fR321 March The Unthanks
fR322 April The Chieftains/Ry Cooder – San Patricios
fR323 May Jon Boden
fR324 June Emily Portman
fR325 July Spider John Koerner
fR326/327 Natalie Merchant
fR328 October Konono No 1
fR329/330 Nov/Dec Looking For A New England 2: The Other Traditions

 

2009 fR307/308 Jan/Feb    American Roots Music/Albums Of 2008
fR309 Mar Oumou Sangare
fR310 Apr Mawkin:Causley
fR311 May Ian King/Nancy Wallace
fR312 June Edward II
fR313 July Orchestra Baobab
fR313/314 Aug/Sept Warsaw Village Band/Poland
fR316 October The Watersons
fR317/318 Nov/Dec Los Chinches/UK Latin Roots Underground

 

2008 fR295/296 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2007
fR297 Mar Adams, Camara & Miller
fR298 Apr Seth Lakeman
fR299 May Carolina Chocolate Drops
fR300 June Yasmin Levy & Natacha Atlas
fR301 July Julie Fowlis
fR302/303 Aug/Sept Les Amazones De Guinée
fR304 Oct Rupa & The April Fishes
fR305 Nov Kries
fR306 Dec Jim Moray & Jackie Oates

 

2007 fR283/284 Jan/Feb    The Best Of 2006
fR285 Mar Eliades Ochoa
fR286 Apr Lau
fR287 May Bassekou Kouyate
fR288 June Estrella Morente/New Flamenco
fR289 July Devon Sproule
fR290/291 Aug/Sept Eliza Carthy/The Imagined Village
fR292 Oct The Mekons
fR293 Nov Tinariwen
fR294 Dec Bella Hardy

 

2006 fR271/272 Jan/Feb The Best Of 2005
fR273 Mar Ali Farka Toure
fR274 Apr Cheikha Rimitti
fR275 May Gloworms, Lou Rhodes,
Seth Lakeman, 18th Day Of May
fR276 June Guo Yue
fR277 July The Devil’s Interval
fR278/279 Aug/Sept Los De Abajo
fR280 Oct Tim Van Eyken
fR281 Nov Akli D
fR282 Dec Seckou Keita

 

2005 fR259/260 Jan/Feb Radio 3 Awards For World Music
fR261 Mar Nahawa Doumbia
fR262 April Lais
fR263 May Toumani Diabate
fR264 June Andrew Cronshaw
fR265 July Ba Cissoko
fR266/267 Aug/Sept Bellowhead
fR268 Oct Susheela Raman
fR269 Nov Moussu T e lei Jovents
fR270 Dec Kate Rusby

 

2004 fR247/248 Jan/Feb Radio 3 Awards For World Music
fR249 Mar Jim Moray
fR250 Apr Lhasa
fR251 May Amparanoia
fR252 June Uiscedwr
fR253 July 25th Anniversary!
fR254/255 Aug/Sept State Of Bengal v. Paban Das Baul
fR256 Oct The Copper Family
fR257 Nov Aynur
fR258 Dec Morris Dancing

 

2003 fR235/236 Jan/Feb Radio 3 Awards For World Music
fR237 Mar Kristi Stassinopoulou
fR238 Apr John Spiers & Jon Boden
fR239 May Souad Massi
fR240 June Oi-Va-Voi
fR241 July Guinea Bissau/Manecas Costa
fR242/243 Aug/Sept Faltriqueira
fR244 Oct Alasdair Roberts
fR245 Nov Rokia Traore
fR246 Dec Think Of One

 

2002 fR223/224 Jan/Feb Albums Of 2001
fR225 Mar Los De Abajo
fR226 Apr Britfolk boxed sets
fR227 May Mariza
fR228 June Mali Music
fR229 July Kathryn Tickell
fR230/231 Aug/Sept Senegalese rap
fR232 Oct Ellika & Solo
fR233 Nov Bembeya Jazz
fR234 Dec Oysterband

 

2001 fR211/212 Jan/Feb Albums Of 2000
fR213 March Martyn Bennett
fR214 April Mercedes Peón
fR215 May Rory McLeod
fR216 June Radio Tarifa
fR217 July Djelimady Tounkara
fR218/219 Aug/Sept Mahotella Queens
fR220 Oct Cara Dillon
fR221 Nov Orchestra Baobab
fR222 Dec Little George Sueref

 

2000 fR199/200 Jan/Feb Albums of 1999
fR201 March Susana Seivane
fR202 April Jun Yasuba & An-Chang Project
fR203 May John Tams
fR204 June Asian Dub Foundation
fR205 July World Roots, New Routes
fR206/207 Aug/Sept Robert Plant/Priory Of Brion
fR208 October Bill Jones
fR209 November Spaccanapoli
fR210 December Pete Morton

 

1999 fR187/188 Jan/Feb Talvin Singh
fR189 Mar Kandia Kouyate
fR190 Apr The Fraser Sisters
fR191 May Natacha Atlas
fR192 June Julie Murphy
fR193 July Ry Cooder
fR194/195 Aug/Sep 20th Anniversary!
fR196 Oct Frifot
fR197 Nov Youssou N’Dour
fR198 Dec Blue Horses

 

1998 fR175/176 Jan/Feb Mory Kante
fR177 Mar Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
fR178 Apr Guitars: Slides & Islands
fR179 May Gjallarhorn
fR180 Jun Billy Bragg
fR181 Jul Western Sahara
fR182/183 Aug/Sep Transglobal Underground
fR184 Oct Tarras
fR185 Nov Thomas Mapfumo
fR186 Dec Martin Carthy

 

1997 fR163/164 Jan/Feb Flook!
fR165 Mar Tarika
fR166 Apr English Traditions
fR167 May Marilis Orionaa
fR168 Jun Blyth Power
fR169 Jul Luther Allison
fR170/171 Aug/Sep Sharon Shannon
fR172 Oct Roger McGuinn
fR173 Nov Eleftheria Arvanitaki
fR174 Dec Kate Rusby

 

1996 fR151/152 Jan/Feb The Roches
fR153 Mar Shooglenifty
fR154 Apr Oumou Sangare
fR155 May Eliza Carthy
fR156 Jun Donal Lunny
fR157 Jul Linda Thompson
fR158/159 Aug/Sep Afro Celts Sound System
fR160 Oct Moxy Früvous
fR161 Nov Cheikh Lô
fR162 Dec Garmarna

 

1995 fR139/140 Jan/Feb Martin Simpson
fR141 Mar Ani DiFranco
fR142 Apr Corason Records, Mexico
fR143 May The Equation
fR144 Jun Ali Akbar Khan
fR145 Jul Shawn Colvin
fR146/147 Aug/Sep Gatemouth Brown
fR148 Oct Catriona MacDonald & Ian Lowthian
fR149 Nov Salif Keita
fR150 Dec Koerner, Ray & Glover

 

1994 fR127/128 Jan/Feb Altan
fR129 Mar Bert Jansch
fR130 Apr Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr
fR131 May Tom Paley
fR132 Jun Satan & Adam
fR133 Jul Cecile Kayirebwa
fR134/135 Aug/Sep La Cucina
fR136 Oct V.M. Bhatt
fR137 Nov Tish Hinojosa
fR138 Dec Boukman Eksperyans

 

1993 fR115/116 Jan/Feb June Tabor
fR117 Mar Joe Arroyo
fR118 Apr John Renbourn
fR119 May Richard Thompson
fR120 June Tansads
fR121 July Blind Boys of Alabama
fR122 Aug Iris Dement
fR123 Sep Nenes
fR124 Oct Oyster Band
fR125 Nov Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
fR126 Dec Lucky Dube

 

1992 fR103/104 Jan/Feb Buffy Sainte-Marie
fR105 Mar Roaring Lion
fR106 Apr Kathryn Tickell Band
fR107 May Freddy de Majunga
fR108 Jun Dick Gaughan
fR109 Jul Pops Staples
fR110 Aug Fairport Convention
fR111 Sep Emmylou Harris
fR112 Oct Chris Wood & Andy Cutting
fR113 Nov Ali Farka Toure
fR114 Dec Zap Mama

 

1991 fR91/92 Jan/Feb Waterboys
fR93 Mar Los Lobos
fR94 Apr Carthy & Swarbrick
fR95 May Baaba Maal
fR96 Jun Ron Kavana
fR97 Jul Billy Bragg
fR98 Aug Indian Classical Music
fR99 Sep Edward II
fR100 Oct 100th Issue! A Brak painting . . .
fR101 Nov Taj Mahal
fR102 Dec Capercaillie

 

1990 fR79/80 Jan/Feb Oyster Band
fR81 Mar Phil Cunningham
fR82 Apr Kanda Bongo Man
fR83 Mar Andy White
fR84 Jun Jaipongan Music of Java
fR85 Jul The Barely Works
fR86 Aug Blowzabella
fR87 Sep Mouth Music
fR88 Oct Wizz & Simeon Jones
fR89 Nov Dimi Mint Abba/Mauretania
fR90 Dec Iain Matthews

 

1989 fR67 Jan Cuban Music Special
fR68 Feb Nanci Griffith
fR69 Mar Ashley Hutchings
fR70 Apr Pascal Diatta & Sona Mané
fR71 May Jo Ann Kelly
fR72 Jun Gregson & Collister
fR73 Jul Elvis Costello
fR74 Aug Les Negresses Vertes
fR75 Sep Tata Bambo Kouyate
fR76 Oct Dolores Keane
fR77 Nov 3 Mustaphas 3
fR78 Dec Honeyboy Edwards

 

1988 fR55 Jan Relativity
fR56 Feb Ali Farka Toure
fR57 Mar Andrew Cronshaw
fR58 Apr Dance Special
fR59 May Ralph McTell
fR60 Jun Andy Kershaw
fR61 Jul Maddy Prior
fR62 Aug John Hammond
fR63 Sep Johnny Clegg
fR64 Oct Youssou N’Dour
fR65 Nov Shirley Collins
fR66 Dec Patrick Street

 

1987 fR43 Jan Christy Moore
fR44 Feb Fairport Convention
fR45 Mar Ted Hawkins
fR46 Apr Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh/Gambia
fR47 May Michelle Shocked
fR48 Jun Mary Coughlan
fR49 Jul Alistair Anderson
fR50 Aug The Pogues
fR51 Sep Najma Akhtar
fR52 Oct De Dannan
fR53 Nov Martin Carthy
fR54 Dec Marta Sebestyen

 

1986 fR31 Jan Martin Simpson
fR32 Feb Kate & Anna McGarrigle
fR33 Mar The Watersons
fR34 Apr Oyster Band
fR35 May Abdel Aziz El Mubarak/Sudan
fR36 Jun Loudon Wainwright III
fR37 Jul Suzanne Vega
fR38 Aug Dave Swarbrick’s Whippersnapper
fR39 Sep Dick Gaughan
fR40 Oct Robert Cray
fR41 Nov Kathryn Tickell
fR42 Dec Billy Bragg

 

1985 SR 23 Jan Blowzabella
SR 24 Apr Martin Carthy
fR25 Jul Richard Thompson
fR26 Aug Flaco Jimenez
fR27 Sep June Tabor
fR28 Oct Thomas Mapfumo
fR29 Nov Paul Brady
fR30 Dec Boothill Foot-tappers

 

1984 SR 19 Jan Bill Caddick
SR 20 Apr Copper Family
SR 21 Jul Girls Of The Golden West/Scan Tester
SR 22 Oct Al Stewart

 

1983 SR 15 Jan Oyster Band
SR 16 Apr Andy Irvine
SR 17 Jul John Kirkpatrick
SR 18 Oct Dick Gaughan

 

1982 SR 11 Jan Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp
SR 12 Apr Martin Simpson
SR 13 Jul Ashley Hutchings
SR 14 Oct Andrew Cronshaw

 

1981 SR 7 Jan Peter Bellamy
SR 8 Apr Richard & Linda Thompson
SR 9 Jul Fred Wedlock
SR 10 Oct Peter Bond/Paul Metsers

 

1980 SR 3 Jan June Tabor
SR 4 Apr “State Of Folk” Discussion
SR 5 Jul Taffy Thomas
SR 6 Oct Wizz Jones

 

1979 SR 1 July Pete Coe/New Victory Band
SR 2 Oct Nic Jones