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fRoots 413, November 2017 issue. Street date 19th October.
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fRoots 66

  fRoots 66
There’s another of our special FREE and exclusive download compilation albums with the November issue. 16 great tracks from Kries, Gwyneth Glyn, Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton, Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns, Meïkhâneh, Trio Da Kali with Kronos Quartet, Cocanha, Jack Rutter, Edgelarks, Saz’iso, Folk’ Avant, The Emily Askew Band, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Germa Adan, Msafiri Zawose and Topette! The download includes booklet and label artwork and sleeve notes for those who want to burn to CD.

We also have a bonus download album of Scottish music, Northern Lights.

 
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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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Jon Boden, this issue’s cover star, in a whole set from Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017.



Occitan trio Cocanha, reviewed this issue and included on the fRoots 66 compilation.



Richard Dawson, featured this issue, with Soldier from his latest CD Peasant.



Dona Onete, featured this issue.

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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
 

fRoots Radio
 
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.

fRoots Playlist
 
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 (skipping 2016 and returning in 2017).
 

fROOTS SUPPORTS THE AFO
 
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