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Monday, 29 June 2009

From England to Ireland via Turkey, Mali, Peru....

Today we played... Artist..Track..Album

Rory McLeod..Punchinello's Confession..Lullabies For Big Babies
So Long Angel..Hard Working Woman..Falling
Tal Wilkenfeld..Serendipity..Transformation
Gigi..Abet Wubet..Gigi
Cheb Balowski..El Dia..North African Cafe
Cengiz Ozkan..Deniz Dalgasiz Olmaz..Turkish Cafe
Sezen Aksu..O Sensin..Dugun Ve Cenaze
Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries..Istambul..Zirzop
Oi Va Voi..Magic Carpet..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Municipale Balcanica..Radish 1am..Road To Damascus
The Rumbajax..Terry and Shirley..How Come We Never Dance?
Amestoy Trio..Besame Much..Sport and Couture
Jun Miyake..Le Mec Dans Un Train..Stolen From Strangers
Nitin Sawhney..Days Of Fire..London Undersound

Little Devils..The Stranger's Waltz..This Is How It Starts
Jim Moray pictured right..Lord Willoughby..Jim Moray
Shirley & Dolly Collins..Never Again..Within Sound
Richard Thompson..Baby Don't Know What To Do With Herself..You? Me? Us?
Toumani Diabate..Cheikhna Demba..Jarabi

Vieux Farka Toure..Cherie Le..Fondo
Bossacucanova featuring Roberto Menescal..Onde anda Meu Amor..Uma Batida Diferente
Susana Baca..Afro-Blue/Zum Zum..Espiritu Vivo
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill..The Clare Reel..Welcome Here Again

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Live and kicking!

We in the rootsandshoots team had a great - if, occasionally, nailbiting - time on Monday when the show went out live from the Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar. The music was superb!!

Our congratulations and thanks to Gris Sanderson & The Harpaphonic Ensemble (Sam and Louis), to Alice Jemima and to Poisson Rouge (Louise, Martin, Phil, Sarah and Roger).

Thanks are due too to our audience and to the many others who helped out -
including Geoff the runner, JC the technician, and the Phoenix bar staff - and to Phonic FM board members Patrick and David for their help, encouragement and support. Also to Tony for publicity via the www.phonic.fm website and to all the DJs and presenters on Phonic FM who put out our trailer for the event/show.

We are, of course, grateful to all our listeners - a special thanks to those of you who got in touch to say how much you enjoyed what you heard!

Martin, Martin and Rich
Your rootsandshoots presenters

Recorded music played: Artist..Track..Album
Bob Brozman..Kolopa..fRoots 10
Freddy Sierra & Fligio Vega..Julia Cristina..Vallenato
Habib Koite..Wassiye..May Ya
Djelimady Tounkara..Gnima Diala..World 2002
Arsenio Rodriguez..Mami Me Gusto..Mami Me Gusto
Mariem Hassan..Id Chab
Flaco Jiminez..Viva Seguin..South Of The Border (The Sound of Tex Mex)
Buffy St Marie..Rollin' Mill Man..She Used To Want to Be A Ballerina
Sheila Chandra..Speaking In Tongues III..The Zen Kiss

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

On Monday 22 June - 18:02 to 20:00 -Roots & Shoots Live! in the Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar


rootsandshoots presents

Gris Sanderson & The Harpaphonics Ensemble Alice Jemima

Poisson Rouge

Come along or listen in on Phonic FM


Rich, Martin and Saffron

Many thanks to Saffron for coming in to tell us about the origins of Ceroc dance and about how you can do it in Exeter.

Join Saffron for Ceroc - a fusion of salsa and jive - at Exeter Corn Exchange every Tuesday from 19.15. More information here.

Here's a list of the music Saffron played:
Alex Fox..La Galleguita..Latin Guitar Creol
Dinah Washington..Is You Is..Mix
Sarah Vaughn..Fever..Adam Freeland Mix

Martin Hodge & Rich played...
Poisson Rouge..Principessa..Made In Dawlish Not available commercially
Martin Simpson..Batchelors Hall..Prodigal Son
Eliades Ochoa..Yiri Yiri Bon..Tributo Al Cuarteto Patria
Greg Brown..Mose allison Played Here..fRoots 10
Vieux Farka Toure..Al Haira..Fondo
Baka Beyond..An T-Oighr'Og..Baka Beyond The Forest
Issac Delgado..Malo Que Tiene La Habana
Issa Bagayogo..Koroto..Tassoumakan
Jackie Oates..Bourrees..The Violet Hour
Sharon Shannon..Kids..fRoots 9
Virginia Rodriguez..Canto De Pedra Preta..Mares Profundos
Nuova Agricola Associazione..Vacri..fRoots 21
Pavel Sporcl & Romano Stilo..Russian Fantasy..Gipsy Way
Okna Tsahan Zam..Edjin Duun..Shaman Voices
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..Coronation day..Beyond The Black Tree
Gris Sanderson with Sam Yeboah & James Dumbelton..The Charmer..Harpaphonics

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Saffron presents Ceroc

Saffron will be with us in the first part of this week's rootsandshoots
to tell us all about Ceroc dance: a fusion of salsa and jive.

Refugee Week in Exeter

On rootsandshoots this week we'll be celebrating and publicising Refugee Week. There is a full programme of events in Exeter. Check them out here.

Monday, 8 June 2009

We get around

Yep. We got around within the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America tonight. Here's the list.

Fatima Spar and The Freedom Fries..Tuekebold..Rust
Cauld Blast Orchestra..The Last Gift..Durga’s Feast
Amestoy Trio.. Le Barbu..Sport And Couture

Municipale Balcanica..Libano..Road To Damascus
Baka Beyond..Nahwia's Dream..Baka Beyond The Forest
Kante Manfila..Agne Anko..The Rough Guide To West African Music
Martin Carthy..The Dominion Of The Sword..Right Of Passage
Jim Causley..Polly Vaughn..Lost Love Found pictured
Winaj’h.. An Rogn..Winaj’h
Lau..Hinba..Lightweights and Gentlemen

Guichen Brothers..La Porte Rouge..Freres
The Jazz Mandolin Project..Proust..Jungle Tango

Beata Palya..Hoppa..Adieu Les Complexes
Besh O Drom..Rumelaj..Once I Catch The Devil
The Terem Quartet..Fantasy..Terem
Gris Sanderson & Harpaphonics..In Thunder..Harpaphonics
Lulo Reinhardt..Lela..Project No. 2
Manteca..Muchacha..Manteca..Tremendo Boogaloo

Marcus Miller..Blast..Marcus
Omara Portuando..Juramento..Flor De Amor
Ojos De Brujo..Ley De Gravidad..Bari
Wilber..Vestapol..Folk Awards 2007

Friday, 5 June 2009

Roots and Shoots Live! on air Mon 22 June

Looking ahead
You are welcome to join us from 18:00 to 20:00
when we broadcast
rootsandshoots LIVE!
Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar...
Three top Devon roots music acts...
Harpaphonics, Alice Jemima and Poisson Rouge.

Presented by Martin, Martin & Rich

If you can't be there, listen in and enjoy the vibes!

Monday, 1 June 2009

My trip

Thanks for joining me on my musical trip to countries I've visited. With so many musical fusions around, it can be difficult to assign a recording to a particular country but for this entry only I've tried to do just that. The country or region given is the country or region the track was recorded in and is not necessarily typical music of that country, whatever that is!!      Martin Hodge
Jackie Oates..Rob Roy..The Violet Hour Devon, England
Seth Lakeman..Race To Be King..Poor Man's Heaven Devon, England
Beata Palya..Eszozto Nagy Szajhos..Adieu Les Complexes Hungary
Besh O Drom..Amikor En Men Kissrae Voltam..Once I Catch The Devil Hungary
Lucillia Do Carmo..Foi Na Travessa Da Palha Portugal
Anibal Palazolo..Manolo Navarro..Flamenco Entre Cuerdas Spain
Ojos De Brujo..Tanguillo de Maria Catelonia, Spain
Nuova Agricola Associazione..Vacri..fRoots 21 Italy
Fairport Convention..Meet On The Ledge..What We Did On Our Holidays England
Lunasa..Stolen Apples..Otherworld Ireland
Karine Polwart..The Learig..Fairest Floo'er Scotland
Kevrenn Alre..Dans Fisel: Ton Doubl..La Ri Donge Brittany, France
The Mamas & The Papas..Go Where You Wanna Go..If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears California, USA
New England Dancing Masters..On The Danforth..Sashay The Donut USA
George Papavgeris..The Flowers & The Guns..Ordinary Heroes England
K Papadopolous & others..Syrtaki..Greek Dances 8 Greece
Fairport Convention..Bridge Over The River Ash..History Of Fairport Convention England for the Gardening Tips (see entry for 31 May)
Lunasa..Stolen Apples..Otherworld Ireland
Fernhill..Hynt..Hynt Wales
Dalla..Begone..More Salt! Cornwall, England
Taraf De Haidouks..A La Turk..Band Of Gypsies Romania
Maria Tanase..Ma-Nsurai De-Ntaia Oara..Maria Tanase Vol 15 Romania
Kalman Balogh..Hallja Maga Kend!..Gipsy Colours Hungary
Felix Lajko..Play 1..The Best Of Fono Records Hungary
Capercaillie..Hebridean Hale-Bopp..fRoots 10 Scotland
Kevrenn Alre..Bale Boked Eured..La Ri Donge Brittany, France

Summer Bal & Picnic on Dartmoor

The 2 Martins from rootsandshoots are involved with a special Breton and French dance event on Dartmoor this coming weekend 6 - 7 June. Wonderful live music - including guests The Wendigo Trio (pictured). It's organised by Ide-based group d'Accord. Full details here.

The Roots and Shoots Gardening Tips for June

  • If you've grown your own bedding plants, see that you water them well before you plant them out.
  • Now your rhododendrons and azaleas have nearly finished flowering, the dead flowers try to form a seed. Remove the seed heads as this will allow the new shoots to grow.
  • It’s the strawberry season. As the fruits form, they need plenty of water. If there’s a dry spell, water them well, especially if you are growing them in towers.
  • It's a great time to plant apple and pear and other fruit trees. Fruit trees require two different varieties to pollinate properly. Be aware of this and ask a nursery professional to guide you in selecting varieties.
  • With tomatoes and potatoes coming on, if you’ve got comfrey growing on your plot, steep lots of the leaves in a water container to make a foul smelling but rich feed for the tomatoes and potatoes.
  • June is a great time to plant! Plants that provide colour in the month of June include Azaleas, Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons.
  • Last but not least, enjoy your garden.

Happy gardening with rootsandshoots.