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Monday, 30 January 2012

Global and local music...

...is what we always play on rootsandshoots. This evening was no exception though we played a few more local artists than usual - especially musicians playing in and around Exeter in the near future.

Music played (to be edited)
The Chieftains with Lila Downs & Ry Cooder..La Iguana..San Patricio
Balkan Beat Box..Gypsy Queens..Nu Med
Jaime Leigh..There Was A Maiden Walking..Finding My Ground
Gay Flamingoes Steel Orchestra..Caterpilla
Living Room..Tetris..Colouring Book
Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Kaan..Aaja Re Piya..Naina Lagai Ke
Kat Jenkins & Jim Howden..Solid Air..KAT With Attitude
Jim Causley..The Earl Of Totnes..Dumnonia
Mark Bazeley & Jason Rice..When It's Night Time In Italy / Climbing Up The Golden Stairs / Thaxted Square..Moor Music Jason Rice is leading the band One Night Only at the Exeter Pride Ceilidh. Details below.
Arizona Smoke Review..Blackbird..The Very Best Of The Arizona Smoke Review
Madison Violet..Christy Ellen Francis..The Good In Goodbye
Maz Totterdell..Counting My Fingers
Traktorkestar..Mesecina..Live At Nisville Jazz Festival 2011
Boban & Marko Markovic..Serbian Trumpets
Staff Benda Bilili..Avramandole..Tres Tres Fort
Tinariwen..Kel Tamashek..Imidiwan - Companions
Dave Wood..Love Today..Into The Light
True Blue..Flags At Half Mast..Oh The Horror!
Corvus Corax..Oro Se Vie..Seikilos
Wisam Gibran..Uruk..World Routes On The Road
Watcha Clan..Osfour..Radio Babel
Lotte Mullan..I'm Alright With Me..Plain Jane
Dan ArBraz..Music Of The Gaels (Live)..Celtique: The Best Of Dan ArBraz
Creole Choir Of Cuba..Peze Cafe..Tande-La
Sondorgo..Joka..Tamburising: Lost Music Of The Balkans
Kroke..Jovane Jovanke

Monday, 23 January 2012

We Ghosts

Tonight we had a special feature on the exciting Anglo-Swedish band We Ghosts. Sadly the band were unable to play live but we heard some great tracks by them from studio and live recordings.
We Ghosts are Jen (Get well soon, Jen!), John and Fran. They produce beautifully crafted music with rhythmic guitar work and close harmonies. Thank you to John from the band who spoke to Martin Hodge on the phone and gave lots of interesting info re the band. Check out their music and gigs on myspace and take a look at youtube too.

From We Ghosts' live album we played Ghostdancer and The Lost Light. From their forthcoming album Almost Alone we heard the title track plus Destiny and Seeds.

Other recordings played:
Trio DCA..Polka A Alfred Mouret..The Rough Guide to Paris Café
Lost Bayou Ramblers..Vermilionaire..The Rough Guide to Cajun & Zydeco
Joe Le Taxi..Scorpio Woman..Dance All Night
Kyle Huval & The Dixie Club Ramblers..Fiddlesticks / J'ai Eté Au Bal..The Rough Guide To Cajun & Zydeco
Baba Zula ..Le Furet Dans La Fôret En Feu ..Gecekondu
Khaled..Kebou..N'Ssi N'Ssi
Buika..La Falsa Moneda..Niña de Fuego
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Howlin' For My Darlin'..The Monkey Gland Blues Band
Jiggerypipery..Johnny Come Down To Hilo / Powderham Castle..The Drift
Jiggerypipery..Desert Storm..Jiggerypipery
Jim Moray..Hard..Modern History
Jamie Smith's Mabon..La Rondee
Carlou D..Meun Nako Def..Muzikr
Geoffrey Oryema..Passage At Dusk..Night To Night
Fanfare Ciocarlio & Ljiljana Butler..Ma Rov..Queens & Kings
Kroke..Io..Seventh Trip
Siba & The Fuloresta..Vale Do Jucà..World Routes On The Road
Ojos De Brujo..Tócale Ya..Aocana

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Thank you very much, Tony and Carl

On rootsandshoots this week we had a highly entertaining set from two accomplished musicians from the band Jiggerypipery: Tony Bayliss on cittern and guitar and Carl Allerfeldt on fiddle. Find out more about the band's music and upcoming gigs on their website. You can also find the band on myspace.

Tony and Carl played compositions by the band: The Goyle, Val's and The Mink Sporran plus Two Reels and Marie McLennan and performed the song Westlin Winds (Robert Burns) in readiness for Burn's Night on 25 January.

From Jiggerypipery's albums we played Nelson Mandela / Tunes from the album The Drift and Moving Clouds / Shona's Wedding from the album Jiggerypipery.

Recorded music played 
We Ghosts..The Iron Hill / Seeds..Almost Alone
Arizona Smoke Review..Duelling Banjos
Simintera..Chapelle De Praea?
Ronaldo Do Bandolim E Rogério Souza..Lembranças De Jacob..Epoca De Choro
Startijenn..Paker Nozter - Kelc`h .. 'Kreiz da fas!
Tevens..Hanter Dro..Rhuys
Bernard Loffet..Chañj Tu..Moteur!
Muzsikás and Márta Sebestyén; ..A Song from Madocsa..Morning Star
The Destroyers ..The Case of the Dangerous Flamingo ..Out Of Babel
Baba Zula ..Temptation..Gecekondu
Poisson Rouge..Squat Lobster Set..Cinq
Inspector Gadjo Trio..Baggin It Up & Shapes..Samba 48

Monday, 9 January 2012

So much music

There are so many sources to obtain music these days that sometimes we feel spoilt for choice. When we started rootsandshoots we played from our own collections of CDs. Now we download music, get sent music from musicians and promoters, make use of websites like Youtube and Spotify and so on and mostly play from a laptop rather than discs. Each of us has different - overlapping - tastes and we individually plan our programmes. Very often one of us plays a piece of music that prompts the other to play something to compliment it and so the playlist develops organically.

More and more, we feature live music which is always a treat. See the blog entry below for information on the musicians coming on rootsandshoots soon.

We played...
Kal..Duj, Duj.. Kal
Owiny Sigoma Band ..Wires..Owiny Sigoma Band
Jackie Leven..The Long Hard Field..Oh What A Blow That Phantom Dealt Me!
Madison Violet..Cindy Cindy..The Good in Goodbye
Follow the link for details of a performance in Devon by Madison Violet
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys ..Walls of Time..The Very Best Of Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Ola Belle Reed ..High On a Mountain..Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
Ria Parfit..Naked Bones..Single
Dave Wood..Healing Tune..Into The Light
Follow the link for details of a performance in Devon by Dave Wood
Annie Ebrel, Gilles Le Bigot & Davy Spillane..Ar Galon Digorr..The Celtic Circle
Arvest..En Bonne Intelligence..Tri Diaoul
Kepa Junkera ..Kaixarranka..Maren
Cesaria Evora..Amdjer De Nos Terra..Voz D'Amor
Cesaria Evora..Flôr Di Nha Esperança (The Dream of My Hope)..Cafe Atlantico
Charlie Parr..Cold Iron..The Oak, Ash & Thorn
Olivia Chaney..The Brookland Road..The Oak, Ash & Thorn
Ilham al-Madfai..Baghdad..World Routes On the Road 
Misra Brothers..Bandishi Thumri in Raga Desh..World Routes On the Road 
Traktorkestar..Kalasnjikov alias Rocco Rocco.. Facciamo Balkano (Balkan Beats Gipsy Party)
Rabih Abou-Khalil ...After Dinner...Tarab
Matlubeh..Gayla Gach..From Samarkand to Bukhara: A Musical Journey Through Uzbekistan
Giua..Il Cibo Della Festa..Capo Verde, Terra D'Amore Vol. 1
Tommy Cooper..Don't Jump Off The Roof, Dad..British Sounds Of The 60's Vol. 2
Flight of the Conchords ..Foux Du Fafa..Flight of the Conchords 
All the Queens Ravens..Profundo..All the Queens Ravens

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Live music for 2012

Our season of live music on rootsandshoots begins on Monday 16 January with the excellent Devon-based band Jiggerypipery. Two members of the band - fiddler Carl Allerfelt and cittern player and guitarist Tony Bayliss - will join us to play and talk about their music. Check out their gigs on myspace.
On 23 January we welcome a three-piece Anglo-Swedish band We Ghosts who have a loyal and growing following in Sweden and south-east England for their sumptuous music influenced by folk, blues and other genres.
And always a range of superb music from around the world.
Join Martin and Martin every Monday 18:00 - 20:00 on 
Phonic FM.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Roots and Shoots bonanza

It was a three hour show today beginning at 17:00. Partly retrospective - particularly focusing on musicians who had been into the studio for rootsandshoots in 2011. Partly looking forward to musical happenings this year. Martin Henning contributed some food and drink related items!

The pictures were taken at the highly successful rootsandshoots / Phonic FM
Acoustic Extravaganza in December 2011
From top to bottom: Dave Wood; some of the audience; Mudskippers;
Bully, Trevor, Alan and Dave

Here's what we played on the show...
Poisson Rouge..Evelynes / La Cochinelle..Cinq
Sarana VerLin..Exeter Town..Bats & Butterflies
Jackie Oates..Scarborough's Fair..Saturnine
Beata Palya..Hoppa..Adieu Les Complexes
Besh O Drom..Csavas..Kertunk Alott
Martin Simpson..Ghost In the Pines..Righteousness And Humidity
Afrocubism..A La Luna You Me Voy..Afrocubism
Kasse Mady Diabate..Manden Djeli Kan..Kia Ko Djougou
Tito Paris..Mar Azul..World Routes: On the Road
Leon Rosselson..Bringing The News from Nowhere..The World Turned Upside Down
Marcus Bonfanti..The Bittersweet..Medicine Man
Chris Woods..Release..Woodcraft
Traktorkestar..Sedam Osmina..Agrarian Notes & Urban Groovz!
Ben Williams ..Home..Ben Williams State of Art
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones..Like Water.. Rocket Science
International Smadj, Orhan Osman & Savaş Zurnaci ..Asma - Grapevine..Smadj, Orhan Osman & Savaş Zurnaci SOS
Selim Sesler ..Black Grape Seed..Selim Sesler Anatolian Wedding
Hoover The Dog..The Cup Of Tea..Scratch 'N' Sniff
John Shuttleworth..Dandelion & Burdock.. John Shuttleworth One Foot In the Gravy
Stick McGhee & His Buddies ..Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee..- Single

The Electric Flag ..Wine..A Long Time Comin'
Little Rumba..Food of Love.. The Big Picture
Tango Band..Piri Piri..Last Tango In Powys
Les Yeux Noirs..Lodz..Balamouk
Sezen Aksu..Ah Felek Yordun Beni..Optum
Mamani Keita..Gagner L'Argent Francais..Gagner L'Argent Francais
Mariachi El Bronx..The Great Provider..Mariachi El Bronx II
Regional De Vila Verde..Ternura
Eric Ness..Supah Glue..All The Things You Are
Jim Causley..Larkbeare..Dumnonia
Tim Van Eyken, John Tams & Cast..The Year Turns Round Again..War Horse
Fernhill..Y Fwynlan O Serch..Canu Rhydd
Dave Wood..Long Distance Love..Into The Light
Ben & Alfie..A Touch Of Gold..Milestones
Juldeh Camara & Griselda Sanderson..Working Song..Traders Julaba Kunda
The Four Brothers..Wakazvarwa..Brothers

Links are generally given for local artists and visiting artists who appear on rootsandshoots.