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AMBITIOUS PURSUITS
Fast making a name for themselves outside of Belgium, Trio Dhoore are finding new things to do with an accordeon, a guitar and a hurdy gurdy. Tim Chipping welcomes the neighbours.

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Here's what's in the March 2017 issue of fRoots, No. 405
 
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THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column. Read it here
RANTING AND REELING
Tim Chipping’s monthly column. Read it here
THE ELUSIVE ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST
Elizabeth Kinder’s monthly column. Read it here
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts. Sample them here
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled! We’ve got some here for you to read now
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
Rising and adventurous English folk names Jack Harris and Alma, Canada’s Jenny Whitely and adopted Mexican Quique Escamilla, Turkish songwriter Gaye Su Akyol, Chile’s Pascuala Ilabaca, some startling Morris innovation from more than 50 years ago and veteran songwriter Steve Ashley answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
AMBITIOUS PURSUITS
Fast making a name for themselves outside of Belgium, Trio Dhoore are finding new things to do with an accordeon, a guitar and a hurdy gurdy. Tim Chipping welcomes the neighbours.
LOCAL CULTURE
Folk events often pay lip service to inclusivity while staying staunchly conservative in their artistic and audience cultural profiles. But there’s really no need in the 21st century UK, as Sarah Coxson finds when she uncovers the diasporas on your doorstep.
STILL EXPLORING
‘Independent’ and ‘demanding’ are just two words used by his peers to describe Chris Wood, one of England’s most eloquent songwriters. Cara Gibney finds out what drives him.
BOLERO CENTRAL
In Mexico’s dangerous Costa Chica region, they still treasure the passionate love song tradition of Latin America. Mary Farquharson recently did a recording trip with Eduardo Llerenas of Discos Corason and tells us what they found.
TRIKI BUSINESS
Kepa Junkera does big projects, but at the heart of them is always his mastery of traditional Basque accordeon. Bas Springer traces Kepa’s career.
THE GUNN LAWS
American experimental folk rock guitarist Steve Gunn has just produced what might be veteran Michael Chapman’s best album. Steve Hunt finds out how he got from there to here.
MOSTAR SYSTEM
Producer Dragi Šestic is on a fresh mission, after having put sevdah on the international musical map. Robert Rigney hears about his latest projects.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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