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Friday, 27 February 2009

IVFDF at Exeter Uni this weekend

Maybe see some of you at the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival from today until Sunday 1 March at Exeter University. See blog entry below for 18 Feb for more information or click here.

2 personal recommendations:
This Saturday, 28th February
12.00 to 13.15: Breton Dance Workshop led by Carrie Atkinson
17.30 - 18.45: East Meets West: dances from Eastern & Western Europe led by Martin Hodge with musicians Lawrence Morgan-Anstee (border pipes) & Tracey Baker (harmonium)
pictured here

Lots of other great workshops, dances, ceilidhs and concerts from Kate Rusby, Jim Causley & Jackie Oates too.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A great set from The Black House

The Black House thanked us for showcasing them on rootsandshoots.

We in turn thank them very much for entertaining us in the studio and feel sure that listeners would add their appreciation too (one already has!). Well done, lads! It was great. Their songs were...
1989; Postcard From An Abandoned Hotel; A Song For Your Children; Lonely Planet Boy; Looking For Mr Goodbar.

From The Black House album Postcard From An Abandoned Hotel we played.. New Song; The Wasting Time; December 10
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: IanPorter, vocals, guitar; Jonathan Bolton, keyboard; Chris Glew, bass; Peter Collis, drums

Check out the band on their website and on myspace - where you can hear some of their music.

Other recordings played (some before 6, as an earlier time slot than usual was available to us)... Artist..Track..Album
Jon Hassell..Sundown Dance..Earthquake Island
Renaud Garcia-Fons..Rosario..Entre Mundo
Alain Genty..Peklenig..Le Grand Encrier
Hamon Martin Quintet..A Paris Aux De Petit Pont
Arvest....Fantazi Suite Loudéac - La Fille Du Bourreau..Fantazi
Helena Torpey & Steve Turner..New Arrival..Sideways Air
Spinach For Norman pictured here..Paddy's Leather Breeches..Spinach for Norman
Joscho Stephan..Sweet Chorus..Acoustic Live Joscho Stephan Trio perform for Vibraphonic Festival 12 March Exeter Phoenix
Wig A Wag..Moal Enez Izel..Sarah Ha Safar
Jackie Oates..Crockery Ware..The Violet Hour Jackie is in concert for IVFDF Exeter University Sat 28 Feb
La Bibournoise..Les Culottes De V'Lour..Genticorum
Gris Sanderson..Treadlightly March..Harpaphonics
Habib Koite..Sinamaw Denw..African Odyssey
Susana Baca..Afro-Blue/ZumZum..Espiritu Vivo
Amadou & Mariam..Artistiya..Dimanche A Bamako
Wilson Simonal..Nem Vem Que Nao Tem..Brasil Mix
Ismael Miranda..Senor Sereno..El Ritmo Latino

Saturday, 21 February 2009

This Monday The Black House live!

This Monday February 23 rootsandshoots - with Martin, Martin and Rich - present the exciting local band The Black House, playing live in the studio.

The Black House, who have recently played to an enthusiastic Sunday lunchtime audience at Exeter Phoenix are Peter Callis, Chris Glew, Jonathan Bolton and Ian Porter. They've received hot reviews for their album Postcard From An Abandoned Hotel featuring ‘black melancholic songs’ of love, loss, regret and redemption.

They will perform an acoustic set on the show. Not to be missed.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

IVFDF and music and dance

This Monday we welcomed Naomi and Dale to the Phonic FM studio to give us all the gen on the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival to be held this year at Exeter University from 27 February to 1 March. Everyone is welcome to take part in dance workshops from belly to Bollywood dance and from Dartmoor step to tango and to let rip at the ceilidhs with Stomp, The Committee Band, Pigs Might Fly and others - and enjoy concerts with Demon Barber Road Show, Kate Rusby, Jim Causley and Jackie Oates. Full details here.

Much of the music played on the show was related to the festival. Here's the full list... Artist..Track..Album
De Dannan..The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheeba To Galway..How The West Was Won
Bellowhead..Whisky Is The Life Of Man..Matachin
Kate Rusby (pictured left)..Awkward Annie..Awkward Annie
Jackie Oates..Richie's Lady..The Violet Hour
Jim Causley..Loving Hannah
The Committee Band (pictured right)..The Hedgehog..It's About Time
Panacea..Mosaic..Panacea Dance to music from the band's Lawrence & Tracey at the East Meets West workshop at Exeter Uni on Sat 27 Feb from 17.30 Blowzabella..Glass Island..Wall Of Sound
The Black House..Shipwreck..Postcard From An Abandoned Hotel

Gil Scott Heron..Toast To The People..From South Africa To South Carolina
Virginia Rodriguez..Laboreda..Mares Profundos
Gogol Bordello..Your Country..Super Taranta!
Souad Massi..Kilyoum..Mesk Elil
Lura..Na Ri Na..Di Korpu Ku Alma
Carlos Nunez..Gaita Galego 2..Les Cornemuses D'Europe En Cornoueille
Fanfare Ciocarlia..Mukav Tu..Queens And Kings
Warsaw Village Band..The Owl..Uprooting
Sertab Erener..Buda..Turkish Groove
Rev Hammer..Spanish Lullaby..Cooking Vinyl Sampler 1994
Buena Vista Social Club..Los Gardenias..Buena Vista Social Club
Los Van Van..Corazon..Chapeando

Calle 13..Sin Exagerar..Residente O Visitante

Monday, 9 February 2009

Bringing It All Back Home

I was reminded of this title (used for collections of songs, TV programmes and more about music and songs travelling between the British Isles and the USA) as we played quite a bit of music from both sides of the pond tonight. Martin Hodge

Martin & I played: Artist..Track..Album
Panacea..Maijah..demo Pictured Tracey Baker & Lawrence Morgan-Anstee of Panacea - playing for dancing at Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival at Exeter Uni Sat 28 Feb. Email us for details.
Šaban BajramoviIć..I Bar Val Pudela..Princes Amongst Men
Amália Rodrigues..Foi Deus..Portugal The Story Of Fado
Leadbelly..Midnight Special..The Blues
Woody Guthrie..Blowin’ Down This Road..Country & Folk Routes
Bob Dylan..Song To Woody..Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen..Old Dan Tucker..We Shall Overcome
Daughters Of Elvin..Ondas Da Pur De Vigo..Galdrbok
Helena Torpey & Steve Turner..About Time..Sideways Air
Margaret Duffy..Full Circle Round..Full Circle Round
The Railway Band..Cauld Blast..Savage Dance
Gadjologie..Valse Au Patouze..Gadjologie
Joscho Stephan..J'Attendrai..Acoustic Live Joscha Stephan Trio are at Exeter Phoenix on Thurs 12 March
Shakti..Lotus Feet,,Shakti
Beribass Renaud Garcia-Fons..Beribass..Arcoluz
The Rumba Love Train..All Aboard..The Rumba Love Train at Sheep Music Festival
Mariza..Saco Negro..Fado Em Mim
Karma..Mouvements 1..Mouvements
Alain Genty..Castellar De La Frontera..Une Petite Lanterne

Friday, 6 February 2009


Listen to rootsandshoots for details of folk/roots/world and sometimes other events in and around Exeter. And please email us with anything you'd like us to include. One event we'd recommend that you support is...
Fri 6 March – Phonic FM Birthday Bash and Benefit Gig! – Haggis Horns with funky Afro-beat and local 10-piece band Melosa with Latino-tinged ska and reggae - plus a host of Phonic FM DJs – Exeter Phoenix from 20:30. Only £5. Tickets from Exeter Phoenix Box Office
Haggis Horns pictured

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

M, M and R and some surprises

Rich told us he has some surprises up his sleeve. Don't know if you spotted them...an alarming phone ringing at the start of one Latin track and amazing driving Mongolian (deep?) throat singing.

Listed is all we played, divided up according to who played them, not quite in the order played! Artist..Track..Album
Judith Sephuma..Tshephile Mang..Women of Africa
Erhu..Creek Flowing..Hifi World Of Chinese Music
Manolito Y Su Trabuco..Communicate..Hablando En Serio
Cambron..Paquita..La Voz Del Changui De Cuba
Boerte..Genggis Khaanii Agt..Muruudlyn Salkhi
Los De Abajo..Joder..Cybertropic Chilango Power
Virginia Rodriguez..Canto De Pedra Preta
Joscho Stephan..Hungaria ..Acoustic Live
Rabih Abou-Khalil..Nightfall..Between Dusk & Dawn
Renaud Garcia-Fons..Mahoor..Entremundo
Esbjorn Svenson Trio..In My Garage..Ballad of the Unborn
Hamon Martin Quintet..Tot L’Matin..L’Habit de Plume
Wig A Wag..Son El Menfi..Sabah Ha Safar
Mick Holditch..Mazurka..Horizons
Mariza..Chuva..Fado Em Mim
Norma Waterson..Solid Air..The Very Thought Of You
John Martyn..May You Never..Solid Air
The Black House pictured at Exeter Phoenix..Shadows..Postcard From An Abandoned Hotel
Mawkin:Causley..George's Son..Cold Ruin
Jackie Oates..Billy Reilly..The Violet Hour
Ciocarlia..Pana Cand Nu Te Iubeam..Queens & Kings
Doctor King'Esi..Nipelaki Kwa Baba..African Odyssey
Mobarek Ababa & Massiwan..Agus..Music From The Continents: Africa
Griselda Sanderson..Irme (Ice Warrior)..Harpaphonics
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham..Megan's Wedding..The Folk Awards 2005