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Roots and Shoots on Phonic FM. 106.8fm in Exeter UK. Live streaming on www.phonic.fm

Monday, 25 February 2008


Many thanks to my colleagues Martin Henning and Richard Cooke for their contributions to today's show. I really enjoyed it and hope you did too. Thanks too to John Bickford and John Stephens for filling us in about the past, present and future of Topsham Folk Club. Very informative and entertaining too given the recording played of Paul Downes at the club.

I list below what we played. I'll start putting related links separately on the right-hand side for easier accessibility. I will add one as I forgot to mention on the show that there is a link to hear a song by "the boys" Mawkin Causley. Sorry, John!

Looking forward to Martin Henning on rootsandshoots next Monday 10am - 12.

Martin Hodge

What was played today... Artist/Track/Album

Martin Simpson, Lakes Of Champlain/Prodigal Son
The Eel Grinders, The Smiler, Aquamarine (Eel Grinders pictured)
Bernard Loffet, Chaňj Tu + Kost Er Hoed

Taraf De Haïdouks, Barbugiu, Band Of Gypsies
Eliades Ochoa with Buena Vista Social Club, Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Social Club
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Bassekou, Segu Blue
Mamborama, Las Cubanas Que Lindas Son, Directamente Al Mambo
Miriam Makeba, African Sunset, Welela
Papa Wemba, Le Voyageur
Matt Norman, The Cliff/Eight Days Late
The Devil’s Interval, Silver Dagger, Blood & Honey
Paul Downes, Angie/Cocaine, Topsham Folk Club (not commercially available)
Tim Van Eyken, Australia, Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves
Marta Sebestyén, Haj Révés, World Star World Music
Xenos, Ani More Nuse, My Mother Said
Richard Bona, Muntula Moto, Reverence
Zulya, Saginou, Music From The Tea Lands
New England Dancing Masters, On The Danforth, Sashay The Donut
Spinach For Norman, Hopping Up Haytor, Ready To Start Again
Shirley Collins & Morris On Band, Willow Tree, Morris On

Monday, 18 February 2008

First Play List: Roots and Shoots today 10am-12

Hope you enjoyed today's show. This is what we played:


(Signature tune) Spinach for Norman, Hopping Up Haytor, Ready to Start Again.
The band (from L to R, Ben van Weede, Martin Henning, Joel Segal & Howard Harrison) are pictured here.

Habib Koité, Nta Dima, Afriki
Ojos de Brujo, Tiempo de Solea, Bari

Beirut, A Sunday Smile / Guyamas Sonora, The Flying Club
Gogol Bordello, Supertheory of Super Everything, Super Taranta!
Luka Bloom, You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time, Bringing It All Back Home
Everly Brothers, Don’t Let Our Love Die, Bringing It All Back Home
Last Night’s Fun, Roseville Fair, Live From The Mac
Samite, Wasuze Otya?, Music From The Coffee Lands

Césaria Evora, Nho Antone Escaderode, Café Atlantico
Tim van Eyken, Barleycorn, Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves
Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, The Graf Spey, Out Of Court
Besh O Drom, Kecskés, Macsó Himzés
Nigel Kennedy & The Kroke Band, Kukush, East Meets West
Ancient Beatbox & Sheila Chandra, Raining, Hootenanny
Panacea, Survival, Panacea

Lhasa, De Cara A La Pared, Latinas: Women Of Latin America
Celina Gonzaléz, Guajira, Linda, Latinas: Women Of Latin America
Eddie Palmieri, Ven Ven, Eddie Palmieri
Oscar Sulley & the Uhuri Dance Band, Bukom Mashie, Sound Affects Malmaisa
Richard Bono, Reverence, Reverence
Beausoleil, L’Ouragon, Our New Orleans 2005
Le Mystère des Vois Bulgares, Polegnala E Todora, Le Mystère des Vois Bulgares Vol 1
Söndörgő, Teraj Kume, Oj Javore

BIG THANKS to Rich Cooke for helping out and playing a couple of tracks on today's show

The next rootsandshoots is on Monday 25 February 10am - 12 noon

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Presenter Martin Hodge

The presenter of the first 2 rootsandshoots progs is MARTIN HODGE

Martin writes:

I know there's no point in having regrets about what we've done but I do sometimes wish that, way back in the 60s when I was embarking on a teaching career, I'd instead gone off for an adventure on one of the new pirate radio ships like Radio Caroline. It was a breath of fresh air when Caroline began its revolutionary alternative to what was then a stodgy BBC light entertainment channel. But it wasn't smiley, have-a-nice-day DJs like Tony Bl****** that I admired. If I model my radio style on anyone, it's presenters like John Peel and later Andy Kershaw, who play the music they have a great passion for and give authorative info about the folk who make the music.

One of my passions is roots-based music from around the world, generally performed by musicians and singers who have an understanding and appreciation of what has gone before and are not afraid to experiment, bringing in elements of different types of music genres they enjoy. So I listen out for enjoyment, excitement, passion and soul. I hope you enjoy my first selection next Monday morning (Where else can you hear roots/folk/world music on Monday morning?). There will be music from all over the world and Devon too - there's some great music around here. I can't wait! Do join me.

Monday, 4 February 2008

On air Monday 18 February

We’re pleased and excited to announce that rootsandshoots will soon be back on the radio with an eclectic selection of recorded and live folk/roots music from Devon, England and the world with presenters Martin Henning and Martin Hodge.

Monday mornings 18 and 25 February, 3 and 10 March.

10am to 12 noon.

After these first 4 broadcasts we hope to continue with rootsandshoots one evening a week.

If you live in or near Exeter let us know if you’d like to play and talk about your music on air. Generally this will be broadcast live but we’re looking into the possibility of some pre-recording.

Give us details of local events you’d like publicised (folk/roots/world music concerts, pub gigs, dances etc.)

Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions.

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