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FROM CLARE TO THERE
The artistic adventures of Sharon Shannon, Ireland’s most successful traditional musician, continue ever onwards and outwards. But “I’m terrible at interviews,” she tells Colin Irwin.

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Sharon Shannon (Photo: Judith Burrows)
 
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Here’s what’s in the August/September 2017 summer double issue of fRoots, No. 410/411
 
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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 65
Your free download compilation album.
ROOT SALAD
The Offa Rex folk/rock project teaming England’s Olivia Chaney with US band The Decemberists, Canadian internationalists Bokanté, Estonia’s Mari Kalkun, Greece’s Giannis Haroulis, Chile’s Ana Tijoux, an attempt to go Singing With Nightingales, and Stick In The Wheel’s Nicola Kearey answering the Rocket Launcher questions
FROM CLARE TO THERE
The artistic adventures of Sharon Shannon, Ireland’s most successful traditional musician, continue ever onwards and outwards. But “I’m terrible at interviews,” she tells Colin Irwin.
MORAVIAN FUTURES
Dálava’s very name means ‘the disappearing line on the horizon, where sky and land merge into each other’. It’s not a bad description of their music either. Bas Springer digs deeper.
GODDESS OF SONG
Eleftheria Arvanitaki is a Greek superstar with strong roots in the tradition. She was back in the UK recently and there was no keeping Elisavet Sotiriadou away, a fan since she was a child.
FOLK SONG QUARTET
Kronos Quartet’s latest project finds the string ensemble accompanying four distinctive voices. Ken Hunt blames it all on Nonesuch Records…
COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS
As Sidmouth’s Cellarful Of Folkadelia prepares to host the remarkable (and not religious) United Bible Studies, Steve Hunt hears how it all works.
CHAMAMÉ CHAMPIONS
Christopher Conder heads across to north-east Argentina’s Fiesta Nacional del Chamamé and makes some ‘chamigos’.
DIGITAL GOLD DUST
Dust-to-Digital is hands-down our favourite label, the ultimate classy producer of desirable physical records. Chris Nickson talks to the founders.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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