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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bank Holiday

Tracks played this Bank Holiday were ...
Dalla pictured..The Sundial / The Wabe / An Dufunyans
Reynoir Casimir Dit Negoce & Signature..Voici Reyoir..Planetes Musiques
Mulatu Astake..Boogaloo..Mulatu Steps Ahead
Anthony Jackson & Yiorgos Fakanas..Parhellia..Interspirit
Smadj & Orhan Osman..Hat..S.O.S.
Kocani Orkestrar..L'Orient Est Rouge..Electric Gypsyland Vol 2
Selim Sezler..Lovers Bliss..Selim Sezler
Les Desterrados..Mi Suegra, La Negra..Les Desterrados
Karim Zaid..Selmoni..Dawi
Robert Diaz..Floresta..Tango Fusion Club
Ria Parfit..Jar Of Fishes..Ria Parfit
Oi Va Voi..Waiting..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Guo Brothers..Dancing And Singing In The Village..Yuan
Guichen Brothers..Taoliou..Dreams Of Brittany
Gore Brothers..In Grading Cu Tafani..Sounds From A Bygone Age
DJ Click Vs Mahala Rai Banda..Romano Dance..Electric Gypsyland
Lazy..Vibrations..Too Little Too Late
Alasdair Roberts..Down Where The Willow Wands Weep..Froots No. 21
Andy Clarke..Oxen Ploughing..Gather To My Side
Whapweasel..Toots Suite..Pack Of Jokers
Oumou Sangare..Yo Djeli..Froots No. 32
Nicola Conte..Missione A Bombay..World Lounge
Eleni Tsaligopoulou / Imam Baildi..Ta Paldia Dis Geitonias Sou..Froots No 33
Moroccan Spirit..Jim I Nim..Moroccan Spirit

Monday, 23 August 2010

New Roots

Quite a number of new albums / recordings were featured this week, some yet to be released. Many thanks to artists, promoters and others who send us recordings either as CDs or downloads. Keep 'em coming!

We played:
Guichen..Danses Sauvages Sur L'ile Tome..Dreams Of Brittany
Dalla..Taslla Rooz..Cribbar
Lobi Traore..Alah Ka Bo..Rainy Season
Syriana..The Road To Damascus..The Road To Damascus
Bombay Talkie..Chargiye..Bangra Fever
Mutatu Astake..The Way To Nice..Mutatu Steps Ahead
Tobias Ben Jacob..When I Cross The Borderline..Hard Times In Old London City 
Left: Album cover
Phillip Henry with Hannah Martin..Witchita..Live In the Living Room
The Mamaku Project..Oracle Of Rain..Karekare
Les Yeux Noir..Trionica..BalamoukThe Imagined Village feat. Billy Bragg..England Half England Meets John Barleycorn..Folk Against Fascism Vol.1
The Roots Union..Song To Light Your Candle By..From the Gutter To The Stars
Dave Swarbrick with Beryl Marriott..The Heilanman / Drowsy Maggie..Swarbrick In memory of Beryl Marriott 1928 - 2010
Hoover The Dog..Dead Dogs..Distempo
Andy Clarke..Green Broom..Gather To My Side
James Hollingsworth..Sooner Or Later..Live At St George's Hall, Bristol
Claude Bourbon..Ghosts..We'll Meet Again
Smadj + Orhan Osman..Selin Icin..S.O.S
Selim Sezler..Festive Village..Selim Sezler
Count To Fire..Screen Play..In Another Life
David Krakauer Band..Sirba..Live In Krakow
Wig A Wag..Kele..Wig A Wag
Joe Le Taxi..Watch That Dog..Dance All Night
Mariza..Ha Festa Na Mouraria..Live At Womad 2002
The Valera Miranda Family..El Vendedor De Agua..Rough Guide To The Music Of Cuba

Monday, 16 August 2010


That's the name of the album just released by the talented young singer songwriter musician who joined us in the studio this evening, Mary O'Shea.
£1.50 of each album sale will go to a Philippine charity her uncle runs. The charity is Cenon C. Perez Educational Programme Inc. with a mission statement to "build and promote child literacy by providing financial assistance for deserving children." The 7-track EP is only £7 (an EP but tracks are long - it's as long as some full CDs!) and it's excellent - Mary has a wonderful voice and it has beautiful accompaniment and is exquisitely produced. You can buy Dolly-O from Mary's website.
From the album we played...
Unjaded, Narcissus En Echo and Jude Indigo.

Thanks to Young Tom pictured for singing us a good self-penned song too. 

We also played:
Los Camperos de Valles..El Perdiguero..The Muse
Mauricio Pereira..Imbarueri..Beginner's Guide To World Music
Joe Le Taxi..Mardi Gas Song..Dance All Night
Some Sort Of Threat..Most Frantic, Where's The Armour?
Rees Wesson..Bonsoir Moreau..Nice and Lovely
The Abramson Singers..Fool's Gold..The Abramson Singers
Mulatu Astatke..Green Africa..Mulatu Steps Ahead
Tinariwen..Amidmin..Amassakoul N Tenare
Les Yeux Noir..Joc De Loup..Balamouk
Kroke..Ajde Jano..Trio
Oi Va Voi..Dusty Road..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Amsterdam Klezmer Band..Terk..The Cultures Of Rhythm
Wig A Wag..Marv Eo Massoud..Wig A Wag
Dalla..Falmouth Packet / The Chainlocker..Cribbar
Andy Clarke..Andy's Gone..Gather To My Side
Arvest..Goullo..Tri Diaoul
Reg Meuross..Angelina's Coming Home..All this Longing
Jacky Molard & Foune Diarra..N'Diale.. N'Diale

Monday, 9 August 2010

Acoustica Fayre

Many, many thanks to Acoustica Fayre for playing for rootsandshoots 
this evening. Jaime and Martyn, you were great. Thank you 
to Young Tom for looking in too and for taking this picture.
From Jaime's album we played the title track Finding My Ground. Live the duo performed...
There Was A Maiden Walking; The Likes Of You And Me; Wandering Sons and Take Me Back To The Island.
You can hear more of their music on myspace here and here.
Other recordings played:
Dalla..Fly Cellar / Unity /Heva Cornisce..Cribbar
Andy Clark..Limbo / Purgatory..Gather to My Side
Guichen Brothers..Dreams Of Brittany / L'Heure Bleue..Dreams Of Brittany
Wig A Wag..tbc
Arvest..Tri Diaoul..Tri Diaoul
David Pasquet..B.I.E.N...Sa Difference
Phillip Henry..Witchita..Live In The Living Room
Reg Meuross..Send Me An Angel / Big Wheels..The Goodbye Hat
Martin Simpson with Andy Cutting..Lakes Of Champlain..Prodigal Son
Spontus..Tour De Cote..Spontus
Pengollo..Skot An Yar..Da Bep Tu
Ined Noz..Bel Ete..Nevez Stil

Dalla..Ann Tremellan / Farewell Maidens All..Cribbar
Count To Fire..Stormy Heart..Another Country 
The Dillards..Lonesome Indian..Backporch Bluegrass

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Live duo on Roots & Shoots

This Monday 9 August rootsandshoots welcomes the exciting new local musical duo Acoustica Fayre -  
Jaime Leigh (pictured)  
and Martyn Cornelius -  
playing live for us. Listen in between 18:00 and 20:00
when there will be three Martins/Martyns in the studio!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Hodge clan

Conrad and Gavin joined Martin Hodge in the studio for this Monday's rootsandshoots

The playlist was a joint effort and included some people appearing at the current Sidmouth Folk Week.
We played...
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Amy..I Speak Fula
Mawkin : Causley..New York Trader..Cold Ruin
Billy Bragg..The World Turned Upside Down..Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
Szaszcsavas Band..Gypsy Slow Csardas
Jill Jack..Tides..Songwriter Sessions
Jaime Leigh..Change..Finding My Ground
Eliza Carthy..Jackie Tar..And We'll All Have Tea
Wood Wilson Carthy..Scarborough Fair..Classic Carthy
Jean Michel Jarre..Oxygene (Part 1)..Oxygene
Jose Zeca Neves..Injuria..Putumayo Presents Cape Verde
Staff Benda Bilili..Moto Moindo..Tres Tres Fort
Jackie Oates..Flower Of Northumberland..Jackie Oates
Paul Simon feat. Ladysmith Black Mombaza..Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes..Graceland
Toumani Diabate..Ismael Drame..The Mande Variations
Yann Tiersen..La Valse D'Amelie..Amelie
Ennio Morricone..On Earth As It Is In Heaven..Original Soundtrack From the Film The Mission
Andy Cutting with Ian Carr..Cuckoo's Nest / Old Molly Oxford..Andy Cutting
Bellowhead..Rambling Sailor..E.P.Onymous
Paul Simon..I Know What I Know..Graceland
Richard Thompson..I Can't Wake Up To Save My Life..Mirror Blue
Jason Steele..Bones Are Breaking..Fire Begot Ash