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Monday, 31 August 2009

Positive feedback for Rosa

There was extremely positive feedback via email to the performance Rosa Rebecka gave for rootsandshoots tonight. Congratulations, Rosa.
She sang and played for us: Grey, Boundless, Till Österland Vill Jag Fara and Purple.
Check out Rosa's website for details of her music and performances.
We look forward to the release of Rosa's new CD and will let you know when it comes out - and, of course, play tracks on the show.

Recordings played: Artist..Track..Album

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Tabil Te..Segu Blue
Tarika Sammy..Jono..Balance
Molara..Omalara..Massive Respect
Salif Keita..Y'ambo..M'Bemba
Hamon Martin Quintet..Roc'h Ar Salut..L'Habit De Plume
Angel Brothers..Denaby Deliverance..Forbidden Fruit
Marie Ni Criochain..Tumble Back The Years..Ocean Of Blue
Peatbog Faeries..Shifting Peat & Feet..Welcome To Dun Vegus
Astor Oioazzola..Violentango..The Spirit Of Buenos Aires
The Tango Band..Wolf..Live At Hay Litery Festival 2001
Project Brassens Quartet..La Non Demande En Marriage..PBQ
Radio Tarifa..Rumba Argelina..Froots #5
Chris Wood & Andy Cutting..Country Gardens/Rambling Comber..Knock John
Sarazino..Cochabamba..Putumayo World Party
La Sinora Dinamita..Maruja..Exitos Explosivos
Mahwash & Radio Kabul Ensemble..An Impassioned Nature..Ghazals Afghans
Sabah Habas Mustapha..Singe Tema..Froots#3
Poisson Rouge..Ronde De St. Vincent..PR Preview CD

With September coming in, we gave out the rootsandshoots Gardening Tips

  • You can extend the growing season of herbs like parsley and chives by potting the plants and taking them indoors.
  • To help with weeding in the spring, remove as many weeds from your strawberry beds as you can now.
  • Green tomatoes picked now can be ripened on a sunny windowsill. To help them ripens put red tomatoes or other ripe fruits such as bananas alongside them. Or to hasten the ripening process, put the tomatoes inside a brown paper bag.
  • Some fruit trees and plants can be pruned in September. Blackberries, summer-fruiting raspberries and blackcurrants fruit on last season’s growth. Prune fruiting branches after the fruit has been picked, leaving the strongest young branches.
  • With autumn-fruiting varieties, wait until late winter to cut them to the ground to make way for new canes that will grow from the base and fruit the same year.
  • Continue to deadhead faded flowers.
  • Potted hyacinths can be grown indoors. Keep the pots in a cool, dark place and water from time to time.
  • Renovate the lawn: rake it vigorously to remove any dead or dying grass.
  • While the soil is still warm, reseed any bare patches in the lawn that have appeared over the summer.

Happy gardening from rootsandshoots.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Rosa Rebecka on Roots & Shoots

"In concert, Rosa Rebecka's haunting and intimate songs are alternated with traditional music."

Rosa will sing and play for us on Monday 31 August.

Roots and Shoots Live replay

We regularly feature live broadcasts of (mainly local) musicians and singers on rootsandshoots and have recordings of many of these mini-concerts. We are indebted to Tom at Phonic FM for helping us edit these recordings - and today we rebroadcast the first of these: Harpaphonics Ensemble (Gris Sanderson, Sam Yeboah and Louis Bingham) from January 2009. They played Alpha, Erdely Reels, The Charmer and Treadnightly March.

Other items played: Artist..Track..Album
Fatima Spar And The Freedom Fries..Bosa Noga..Zirzop
Sezen Aksu..Oh Oh..Turkish Cafe
Angel Brothers..Brothers Dub..Forbidden Fruit
Sin'e..Go On, Go On, Go On, Go On..It's About Time
Swans In Flight..Flame Of The Sun..Swans In Flight
Les Claypool..Amanitas..Of Fungi And Foe
James Taylor Quartet..Blacksmith..New World
Abyssinia Infinate..Bati Bati..Zion Roots
Jhikoman..Mkushi..Massive Respect
Arvest..Digor D'Ar Sul..Fantazi
Riccardo Tesi..Tarantella Al Melograno..Banditaliana
Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic..Proseta Se Jovka Kumanovka..Live In Belgrade
Sondorgo..Teraj Kume..Oi Javore

Lucilla Galeazzi..Quante Stelle Nel Cielo Con Lu Luna..Italian Musical Odyssey

La Bibournoise..Le Brandy Culotte..Genticorum

The House Band..The Dusty Miller/The County Ground..The Very Best Of The House Band

Lazaro Ros..Elegba..Rough Guide To the Music Of Cuba

Luca Mundaca..Nao Se Apavore..Women Of The World

Zig A Zag..Steppin' Fast..Bayou Tapestry

3dB Ceilidh Band..Arcanul..promo

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

You, our listeners...

...are obviously vital to us...and it's great when we hear from you or meet you in person. We were delighted when Peter Vance got in touch to say how much his partner Karen Mander enjoyed listening to rootsandshoots and Phonic FM and that he would like to bring Karen into the studio on the eve of her birthday. They came in and evidently enjoyed their time with us. We wish Karen a very Happy Birthday.
Other listeners...get in touch (email at top of page) and maybe we will get to meet you too!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Nice one, Katy and Steve

Thank you very much to Katy Marchant and Steve Tyler who entertained us tonight. Wonderful music! They play with Daughters Of Elvin. Check out their music and gigs here.

We also played the following:
Jackie Oates..Cruel Ship Carpenter..Jackie Oates
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..The Antimacassar..Beneath The Black Tree
Auvo Quartet..Mesimies..Auvo Kvartetti
Daughters Of Elvin..Galdrbok/Ondas Do Mar De Vigo..Galdrbok
Maggie Sand & Sandragon..A La Porte Au Palais..Susie Fair
Besh O Drom..Geampara..Once I Catch The Devil
A R Rahman..Jai Ho..Music From Slumdog Millionaire
Les Claypool..Mushroom Men..Of Fungi And Foe
Sevval Sam..Soyleyemen Derdimi..Turkish Cafe
Riccardo Tesi..Tango Di Buona..Presenti Remoto
FOS Brothers..Tipping It Up To Nancy..Massive Respect - Live at Exeter Respect Festival 2009
The Roots Union..Rough Diamonds..promo
The Black House..Wasting Time..Postcards From An Abandoned Hotel
Rory McLeod..The Joy Of Living..Mouth To Mouth
Barzaz..Dans Fisel..Ec'honder
Plantec..Dans B'an Tan..Plantec

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Post-Sidmouth choices

We came back from Sidmouth Folk Week with some great new CDs and included them in our list this week.
The Spooky Men's Chorale..Tooled Up..Tooled Up
Megan Henwood..Shape & Colour..What Elliot Said
Riccardo Tesi..Terras De Sonos..Presente Remoto
Rumberos De Cuba..Yambu Con Melodia
Maggie Sand & Sandragon..The Rigs Of Time..Susie Fair
The Roots Union..The Straight & Narrow..promotion CD
George Papavgeris..Friends Like These..Ordinary Heroes
Jackie Leven..The Long Hard Field..Oh What A Blow That Phantom Dealt Me!
Fatima Spar And The Freedom Fries..Tueckebold..Trust
Municipale Balcanica..Syndrome Of Babylon..Road To Damascus
Madioko & Rafika..Ellelli..North African Cafe
Waaberi..Nin Hun Heloha Modina..New Dawn
Sam Babbett & Dylan Cairns-Howarth..Orange In Bloom Set played for our Gardening Tips
The Angel Brothers..Glass Eye..Forbidden Fruit
The Women's Choir of Sofia..Tadora..The Mysterious Voices Of Bulgaria
George Zamfir..Suite Transilvana..George Zamfir Vol 2
Son Lakota..Wig A Wag..Sarah Ha Safar
Chez Zaza..Winaj'h..Winaj'h
Breizh Polonia..Guichen brothers..Freres
Adieu Les Filles..Faubourg De Boignard..Terra Gallica
Baka Beyond..Cat's Cradle..Baka Beyond The Forest
Buena Vista Social Club feat. Compay Segundo..El Carretero..Buena Vista Social club At Carnegie Hall
Knar feat. Tatiana Bostan..Dile Yaman..Turkish Cafe

The rootsandshoots Gardening Tips for August

  • August is the month that we should all be harvesting all the fruit and vegetables we have sown and it’s a good thing to keep on top of all the picking.
  • Keep weeding too as weeds can harbour diseases as well as pests and compete for space with our valuable produce.
  • To ensure a heavy yield of tomatoes, make sure you remove side shoots from the plants. Give them a weekly feed too: comfrey steeped in water provides an ideal feed.
  • It's not too late to carry out some pruning of apple and pear trees. Snip back any new young shoots from the main stem to 3 leaves and any from the older shoots to a single leaf.
  • Varieties of swiss chard, spinach and kale van be grown now.
  • Plant broccoli too. When the plants are of sufficient size, cover them with mesh, fleece or netting to protect them against birds and other pests. · It’s time to transplant your leeks now.
  • Orchids can make fine house plants. Water plants at least once every 2 weeks and feed no more than every 6 weeks. They like bright but indirect light.
  • If you are looking to create a wild flower garden, then plants such as field poppies, ragged Robin, corn marigolds and chamomile encourage wildlife, insects and bees.
Happy gardening with rootsandshoots!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Mick Ryan & Paul Downes...

...entertained us on the show this week. Many thanks to them. See them and enjoy their music at Sidmouth Folk Week. Their new CD Grand Conversations is out now and well worth getting hold of.

In the studio they gave us Young Men All and
The Lazy Man.

Recordings played were as follows: Artist..Track..Album
Mick Ryan & Paul Downes..Put Them Down/The Bell Ringing
Lau..Butcher Boy..Lightweights & Gentlemen

Mawkin:Causley pictured right..Cookie Monster..Cold Ruin
Gris Sanderson's Harpaphonics..Alpha..Massive Respect
Angel Brothers..Black Waterside..Forbidden Fruit
Municipale Balcanica..Orso Ballerino..Road To Damascus
Oi Va Voi..Every Time..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Faustus..The Hostesses Daughter..Faustus
Ojos De Brujo..Blueria Del Ay!..Bari
Boban Markovic Orchestra & Felix Lajko..Crni Voz..Best Of Fono Records
Sam Mabbett & Dylan Cairns-Howarth..Two Schottisches..Infinite Cherries
Nilgul..Pis Pisla..Turkish Groove
Bossacucanova feat. Cris Delanno..Aguas De Marco..Uma Batida Diferente
Amadou & Mariam..Djama..Welcome To Mali
Bill Bruford..Either End Of August..Bruford
Guichen Brothers..Mrs Killarney..Freres