INTRO | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Various

This index lists all the reviews that appeared in fRoots, and its earlier title Southern Rag, from issue 1 (July 1979) to issue 345 (March 2012). We regret that it has not been possible to update it since. Volunteers needed!

Index entries are listed alphabetically under artist surname, band name, event name or (where unavoidable) title. Entries beginning with numbers are listed at the beginning of the ‘A’ section. “Various Artists” reviews are listed on a separate page.

Index compiled by Siobhan Nelson.

Important Note

This index has been compiled by a (possibly unhinged) volunteer. Please do not contact fRoots or the indexer about any minor errors or inconsistencies… thanks.

Andrew Cronshaw’s Reviews

Andrew Cronshaw has put the bulk of the reviews he has written for fRoots (some 1400+ albums, mainly from northern, central and eastern Europe and Iberia but not just from there) online here.

Notes On Format Of Index Entries

Abbreviations Used
ATR ‘And The Rest’ section
E ‘Ethnoglobal … Miscellany’ section [only specified in the index from Issue 265 onwards]
L ‘Live’ section
P ‘Publications’ section
(SR) Southern Rag

A-Z Sorting

The indexer recognises that the automated sorting (used for issues 1-282) is not entirely satisfactory, nor always consistent. Manual tweaking of the alphabetical order is ongoing!

Band Names

Where a band name begins with the definite article, the precedent set by existing fRoots indexes was followed when embarking on the reviews index: in English, it is ignored in the filing order (e.g. ‘Pogues, The’); in other languages, it is not ignored (e.g. La Cucina are under ‘L’).

Band names beginning with the name of a particular person are listed under that individual’s surname (with cross-references from other elements of the band name, if appropriate).


The definite/indefinite article is retained in the filing order, regardless of language. BUT where a title (or event) is an index entry in its own right (i.e. no artist or author is given), the definite/indefinite article is ignored.

Festivals & Other Events

These are normally filed under title, rather than under ‘Various’, and are shown in italics. Numbered festivals/events: the number is ignored in the filing order.


Where an album is credited to a variant form of the artist’s name, this is indicated after the established form of the name. Cross-references are given where necessary. Where a record label is not known, the number (if known) is shown in square brackets.

INTRO | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Various