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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Galleons...

...who are performing at 
Sidmouth Folk Week next week will be on rootsandshoots with presenter 
Jeff Sleeman on Monday 6 June.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Dartmoor Folk Festival Special

Listen to the show here.

Many thanks to Dartmoor Folk Festival organiser Alan Quick and to ace musicians
Jason Rice on accordian and melodeon player Mark Bazeley for all the information and entertainment in the first part of the show this evening.

The 35th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival is a feast of music, dance and song and runs from 10 to 12 August. Details here.

Jason and Mark played three tunes / sets of tunes: The Crooked Stove Pipe / Jumping Cactus, Rip Of The Teign and Hot Punch / Louisberg Square.

Pictured from L to R: Jason, Alan, Mark. Photo by Cecil Hatfield

We played recordings by artists appearing at Dartmoor Folk Festival:
Spiers & Boden..Bold Sir Rylas..The Works
Moore Moss Rutter..Melting / Bourr
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman..The Wisdom Of Standing Still..Hidden People
The Bonfire Band..Please Don't Cry..Recordings From The Plough
Spiers & Boden..Old Lancashire Hornpipe / The Third Beekeeper..Tunes

Other recordings played
Poisson Rouge..The Stonker..Cinq
Rokia Traore..Tounka..Tchamantché
Mamani Kaita..Gagner L'Argent Francais..Gagner L'Argent Francais
Watcha Clan..La Camel..Radio Babel
Sam Lee..The Ballad Of George Collins..Ground Of Its Own
Seth Lakeman..More Than Money..Tales from the Barrel House
Seth Lakeman is on the bill at Sidmouth Folk Week 3-10 August 2012 along with many other artists including Show Of Hands (see below) and Spiers & Boden (see above) plus The Galleons who will be on rootsandshoots next Monday.
Diabel Cissokho..Yorromama..Kanabory Siyama
Vieux Farka Toure..The Secret..The Secret
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..The Painter..Singing The Bones
The above 3 artists are on the line-up of Rhythmtree World Music Festival on the Isle of Wight.
Show Of Hands..Country Life..Country Life
Söndörgő..Oj Jesenke..Tamburising: Lost Music of the Balkans
Besh O Drom..Kecskés..Macho Embroidery

rootsandshoots on Monday 7 August will be presented by Jeff Sleeman.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Two fine live sessions this evening...

...from experienced and highly talented singers and musicians
Maggie Duffy and Mike Weed
plus newer original bluesy duo
Chordial - Robert Spence and Kris AdamczakListen to the show here.
From Maggie & Mike's beautiful new album Nine Turns Of The Moon we played Three Times Three and the title track.
In the studio Maggie and Mike performed Maggie's own songs Peace For The Child and Cheap Daily Life and the traditional song The Parting Glass. As well as singing, Maggie played guitar and Mike played guitar, whistle and harmonica. A superb session.
More info on Maggie's website and on Reverbnation.
Chordial gave us a great session.They performed songs written by Robert Spence. They were V8 Blues, Quick Sand and Coming Up For Air.
Robert sang and played guitar and harmonica, accompanied on guitar by Kris.
From Chordial's album Chordial we heard Shelter (with lead vocals by Jade Johnson) and Perfume In The Air.
We'll let you know when their new website is available.

Pictures by Cecil Hatfield.

We also played
Mariachi El Bronx..Norteo Lights..Mariachi El Bronx II
Oumou Sangare..Yala..Oumou
The Monkey Gland Bluesband ..In Our Room..The Monkey Gland Bluesband 
C.J. Chenier..Ridin' with Uncle Cleveland..Louisiana Legends
Warsaw Village Band..Hola Byski Hola..Nord
Tom Moriarty..Don't Ask Why..Fire In The Doll's House
Creole Choir Of Cuba..Lumane Casimir..Tande La
Criolo..Bogotá..Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)
The Monkey Gland Bluesband ..In Our Room..The Monkey Gland Bluesband 
C.J. Chenier..Ridin' with Uncle Cleveland..Louisiana Legends
Poisson Rouge..Stonker.Cinq

Friday, 20 July 2012

Roots & Shoots Live! July - Aug 2012

Live studio performances coming up...

23 July seasoned folk musicians
Maggie Duffy & Mike Weed pictured left and accomplished blues duo Chordial

30 July with their popular unique Dartmoor music, Moor Music Trio - 
Jason Rice, Rob Murch and Mark Bazeley - pictured above with a
Dartmoor Folk Festival Special!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Listen to the show here.

We thank the trio
Cross Border, Gwyneth, Brian and Peter, who were our guests in the second half of rootsandshoots today. All contributed lead vocals as well as lilting harmonies. Peter and Brian played, respectively, lead guitar and rhythm guitar.
We heard two tracks from their album First Steps: I Still Cry and Joanne.
Pictures by Cecil Hatfield with thanks.

Cross Border delivered stunning live performances of Where Are You Now?, Ride On, Four Strong Winds and How Much I Miss You, beginning and ending with self-penned compositions.

Go to their website to find out more about their music and gigs.

The Destroyers..Sirba..Out of Babel
Dr. L. Subramaniam & Ambi Subramaniam..Kriti: Ennai Katharulvai In Adi Taal..Sound Of South Asia
Count To Fire..Man In The Long Black Coat..In Another Life
Tom Moriarty..Don't Ask Why..Fire In The Doll's House
Oi Va Voi..Black Sheep..Black Sheep
Soukous Stars..Tita..Gozando
Cafe Aman Istanbul..Apo To Vradi Os To Proi..Fasl-i Rembetiko
Woody Guthrie..Vigilante Man..Pasture Of Plenty
Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio..Ka Mele Oku'u Puuwai (78rpm Version)..The Descendants (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Daily Planet..The Big Scoop..The Big Scoop
Jaroslav Hazlinger & Devancek..Slovak Music
Bukovyna..Veseli Vujky
Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express..Chitsidzo..Tinokumbira Kurarama
Motion Trio..It's OK..Pictures from the Street
Lúnasa..The Shore House..Lá Nua

Monday, 9 July 2012

Eastern Europe / Music from Tattie Jam

Listen to the show here.
The bulk of the music this evening was from Eastern Europe, an area with a rich cultural heritage. We played a wide variety of musical styles. 

Thank you very much to Seylan Baxter and Ruaridh Pringle - Tattie Jam - for telling us about their music and touring. They sing beautiful harmonies and play wonderful (mainly Scottish) music on a variety of instruments - including guitar, didgeridoo, mandolin and electric cello. 
We played two tracks from their excellent album JamThe Doctor's Dochter and The Summer Shower.
Find out more about Tattie Jam and their music on their website.
Catch them at Bradninch Folk Club at The Castle on Wednesday 11 July

Fanfare Ciocarlia..Cuando Tu Volveras..Queens & Kings (Romania)
Warsaw Village Band..Sowa (The Owl)..Uprooting (Poland)
Mahala Raï Banda..Romano Dance..Electric Gypsyland Vol 1. (Romania)
Kal..Pour Enfants Et Personnes Sensibles..Radio Romanista (Romania)
Trio Bulgarka..Kuzum Elenke (Bulgaria)
Söndörgő..Buso Kolo..Tamburising: Lost Music of the Balkans (Hungary)
Kroke..Usual Happiness..Polish Spirit (Poland)
Muzsikás & Márta Sebestyén.. Kerekes Héjsza És Sebes  (Round Dance Of Gyimes) / Ha Én Rózsa Volnék (If I Were A Rose)..Morning Star (Hungary)
Street Performer..Percussive Sounds (Russia)
Vlatko Stefanovsky and Miroslav Tadic ..Kalajdžisko Oro..Live In Belgrade (Serbia)
King Naat Veliov & The Original Kocani Orkestar..Pajduska..Cigance (Republic Of Madagascar)
Goran Bregovic..Yeremia 3:05.. Alkohol (Bonus Track Version) (Bosnia)
Three Bonzos And A Piano..Holey Cheeses..Bum Notes (UK)
Ben & Alfie..Blood Rhythm..Taxi (England)
Julaba Kunda..Working Song..Traders
Circus Contraption..Klezmerde..Gallimaufry (USA)
The Toids..Inkling..Unblocked Ears (USA)
Jiri Wehle..Song With Hurdygurdy (Czech Republic)
Singers in Kutaisi - Song To The Sun (Georgia)
Trio Joglar..Prélude-Taksim: Yo Era Nina / Rucu/ Hamavdil..Color (Trobaïritz, Troubadours, Trobadors)

 Map: http://goeasteurope.about.com

Monday, 2 July 2012

African music...

...was the order of the day. We featured music from a wide variety of African countries, songs from the UK and France which included African musicians or had African influences and some fusions of African and other music. And a fabulous selection it was. Or we thought so anyway. We hope you agree.
Listen to the show here.

We played
Habib Koité..Sinama Denw..Bamada (Senegal)
Augusto Cego..Mar..African Odyssey (Cape Verde)
Angelique Kidjo..Dje Dje L'Aye..Oyaya! (Republic Of Benin)
Tarika..Zotra..Son Egal (Madagascar)
Johnny Clegg & Savuka..The Best Of Juluka-Savuka (South Africa)
Chiwoniso Maraire..Rebel Woman..Listen To The Banned (Zimbabwe)
Boréale..Gyroaqua (Rondeau)..Mousson (France feat. African musicians
AfroCubism..La Culebra..AfroCubism (Mali-Cuba)
Griselda Sanderson..Synchronicity..Harpaphonics (England feat. Sam Yeboah from Ghana) Sam Yeboah pictured in the Phonic FM studio
Julaba Kunda pictured..Lyme Regis..Traders (Julaba Kunda are Gris Sanderson from Scotland, now living in Totnes, England, and Juldeh Camara from Gambia)
Aziza Brahim & Gulili Mankoo..Liberación de Guelta..Mabruk 
Gigi..Tew Ante Sew..Gigi (Ethiopia) 
Salif Keita..Madan..Moffou (Mali)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Segu..Jonkoloni..Blue (Mali)
Les Boukakes..Maïna Raï ..Makach Mouch'kil (France)
Hamid Baroudi ..Baraka..Spirit Of Africa (Algeria) 
Alick Macheso and Orchestra..Ziva Zvaunoda..Mberikwazvo Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya (Zimbabwe)
Benjamin Escoriza..Carambola (Moroccan Mix)..Rhythm of the River (Morocco) 
Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express..Chitsidzo..Tinokumbira Kurarama (Zimbabwe) 
Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited..Vanoita Sevanokudai..Chimurenga Rebel / Manhungetunge (South Africa)
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens..Mbaqanga..The Best Of Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens 
(South Africa) 
Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila..Living Together (Tanzania)
Mendes Brothers..Atéquemfim ..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coração (Cape Verde)
Mahmoud Fadl..Ana Bamasi Al Haba Doll Edit (I Say To You Good Evening)..For Oriental Dancers (Egypt)
Tango Band..It's The Money That Matters..Last Tango In Powys (UK)

Links given are to locally-based musicians.