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Sunday, 30 December 2012

The New Years Eve Roots and Shoots show...

..is presented by Martin Hodge. It will be a special show featuring artists who have guested on rootsandshoots on Phonic FM and looking forward to a good musical year in 2013.

How many of the artists in the pics can you identify?

For answers, listen to the show!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Roots and Shoots on Christmas Eve

Season's greetings from rootsandshoots!!

Music played on our Christmas Eve show with Martin Hodge:
Staff Benda Bilili..Libala Ya Mungwa..Bouger Le Monde
Etran Finatawa..Gouma..Songs For Desert Blues
Step 2 Ceilidh Band..Rochdale Coconut Dance
Sam Lee..On Yonder Hill..Ground Of Its Own
Alice Jemima pictured..Driving Home For Christmas
Eric Ness..Good Vibes..Blah Blah Blah
Dylan Thomas..A Child's Christmas In Wales (excerpt)
Abartawe Cast of "A Child's Christmas In Wales"..From The Mountains To The Sea
The Touré-Raichel Collective feat. Cabra Casay..Ane Nahatka..The Tel Aviv Session
Ravi Shanka..
Raga Khamaj
The Monkees..Riu Chiu
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band..Melima
Ben & Alfie pictured..Snowfall..from new album soon to be released

Assembly..What We All Need..single from South West Music SchoolDownloadable here!
Billy Brandt & Sarana Verlin..Wind Through The Pines..Live From Billy's Basement
Le Vent Du Nord..Toujours Amants..Tromper Le Temps
Tom Paley's Old-Time Moonshine Revue..A Horse Named Bill..Roll On, Roll On
Reg Meuross..A Child Was Born
Sounds Of The Sirens..Christmas Dave..recorded live at Phonic FM's 2012 Christmas Party at Exeter Phoenix
Rosa Rebecka..Not A Lullaby..Songs For Mrs BeautifulThea Gilmore & Sandy Denny..Frozen Time..Don't Stop Singing
Fanfare Ciocarlia..Moliendo Cafe..Iag Bari
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn..Singing The Bones
Mariachi El Bronx..48 Hours..Mariachi El Bronx II
The Carrivick Sisters..Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Eel Grinders..Droneless..Aquamarine

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Solstice is coming!!

Monday 10th December...my last Roots and Shoots broadcast of the year. I'm away 'til the 7th of January 2013. Martin Hodge has kindly offered to take the chair and will present Roots and Shoots on 24th and 31st December.
In this week's show I played some of my most memorable music of the past year's shows including some music from guest musicians who have played live in the studio over that period.
They were:-
(Please note that I have changed the order in the listings to, 'track name..artist..album name')
Svengarry..Devonbird..Live Roots and Shoots session 3.12.12
Woodwose..Wildest Dreams..Dancing Stones
Tip Top Hornpipe / Tip Top Polka..Malcolm Woods..Amongst Friends
Mrs. Beautiful's Guitar..Rosa Rebecka..Songs For Mrs Beautiful
Oh Ma Belle..Maurice El Medioni meets Roberto Rodrguiez..Pirhana Latin Noir
Little Girl..Moor Reason..Moor Reason Demo
The Guy I Never Knew..Los No Boss..Los No Boss
Manoir de mes rêves ..Evan Christopher ..Django à la créole
Jean Pierre ..Marcus Miller.. Marcus 
El Tiempo Es Circular (feat. Aline Esquivel & Alex Bershadsky)..Zane Tate ..El Tiempo Es Circular
A Mi Padre..Pepe Haro & Rubem Dantas..Sentires y Quereres
Wedding ..Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch.. Songlines CD #83 (April/May 2012)
Ils Se Sont Endormis (Valse Trois Temps)..Corinne Renaud, Catherine Grimault, Eric Thézé & Gérard Gordon.. Brume 
Les Trois Marches - Gavotte De Grenoble..Sous Le Pont.. Sous Le Pont
Hir, hir! - Ton simpl plin..Startijenn.. 'Kreiz da fas!
Hir, hir! - Bal plin ..Startijenn.. 'Kreiz da fas! 
Hir, hir! - Ton doubl plin ..Startijenn.. 'Kreiz da fas! 
Ça m'turlupine ..Swing Gadjé.. Partir
Stick Stock..Emily Portman.. Songlines CD #82 (March 2012) 
Stuck in a Hole?..James  Dumbelton.. Dawn Chorus (3rd mastered version)  
Without Reason..FOS Brothers.. Without Reason + 2 bonus hidden tracks 
Gedawo ..Abyssinia Infinite, featuring Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw.. Zion Roots
Boro, boro ..Kal.. KAL
Ostalgie On Eastern Christmas (Clap Dance)..Sandy Lopicic.. Soundtrack Without a Movie, Vol. 1
My Taobuxiaor (Mini Taobuxiaor)..Hanggai Band.. Hanggai (Mongolian)

So Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
Martin Henning

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

FOS Brothers

Tonight - 10th December 2012- the studio was filled with the sound of two of the FOS Brothers, Sam & Dave McCrory playing a few songs live in the studio. We even got a bit Christmassy with them singing a carol!
The tunes they played were:
Tom Payne's Bones,
McCanns Continental Ceilidh,
Does This Train Stop On Merseyside
and our Christmas carol, In the Bleak Mid-Winter.

Other tracks played were:

FOS Brothers.. Without Reason..FOS Brothers
Watmon Cultural Group ..Lweny Dong Pe..World Routes - [Disc 1]
Tarang..Homage .. Sound Of South Asia (Songlines #83 Bonus CD)
Rupak Kulkarni ..Raga Bhimpalasi ..Sound Of South Asia (Songlines #83 Bonus CD)
Hamon Martin Quintet ..Dañs-tro zarico (Ton simpl)..Du silence et du temps
Hamon Martin Quintet..Le Fao (Tamm kreiz) .. Du silence et du temps 
Hamon Martin Quintet ..Roscoper (Ton doubl)..Du silence et du temps
Duo Thébout ..BB..Le Pingouin Ivre
MGoran Bregovic  ..Borino Oro ..Soundtrack
Gadjo..Charlotte.. Gadjistan Zizany
Jan Hrubý, Tomáš Procházka & Jazz Q Martina Kratochvíla ..Citadela..Elegie
Alex Bershadsky ..Underdog..Junk
Look East ..Alex Bershadsky ..Origins
C.K. Mann ..Okuan Tsentsen Awar ..Ghana Funk
Pura Fé ..4 Daughters..Rough Guide To Native America
Show of Hands ..Seven Curses..Wake the Union (Bonus Track Version)
Nuala Kennedy ..Love at the Swimming Pool ..Noble Stranger 
Spiro ..The City and the Stars .. Kaleidophonica
Aynur Dogan ..Ehmedo .. Crossing The Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul 
Baba Zula ..Kelebekler Kuslar..Gecekondu

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Tonight - Monday 3rd.December 2012 - local band Devonbird came on to the show and sang & played some wonderful music for us. For more information about the band please visit www.devonbird.co.uk
Mick emailed to ask if there was a CD available. There will be as the band are beginning recording one in January.
So watch this space and keep listening to Roots and Shoots on Phonic FM on air 106.8fm in Exeter and on line at www.phonic.fm everywhere else worldwide, every Monday 6pm - 8pm.

The band played 4 live pieces - please let me know if I've got the spelling wrong, band!-:
Jig set ;  Lanigan's Ball, Connaught's, Lilting Banshee
Fairleigh Well Old England
Cruel Cropinga

Other recorded music played on the show was as follows:
Devonbird..Masters In This Hall..Demo
Devonbird..Hangman's Daughter..Demo

Cab Calloway..Minnie the Moocher .. Blues Brothers
Josie Lloyd ..Fever..Josie Lloyd's Album 
Louis Jordan ..Keep a Knockin' But You Can't Come In ..The Ultimate Collection
Little Rumba ..Menai Straits ..We Could Be Anywhere
Rupak Kulkarni ..Raga Bhimpalasi ..Sound Of South Asia (Songlines #83 Bonus CD)
Bonga..Maiorais.. Maiorais
Federico Aubele ..Ojalá (feat. Natalia Clavier) ..Berlin
Mendes Brothers ..Helena..Palonkon
Waldemar Bastos ..Minha Familia ..Pretaluz [blacklight] 
Hanggai Band ..Vagabond (Yuan Zou de Ren)..Hanggai (Mongolian)
Hassan Hakmoun ..Lala Aisha..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
Belshazzar's Feast ..Primus Hornpipe..Find The Lady
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston ..One Good Year ..Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston 
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin ..Three Witches ..Singing The Bones
Spiro..Spit Fire Spout Rain .. Kaleidophonica
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys ..Grand Isle..Louisiana Legends (Songlines #86 Bonus CD) 
Brotto Lopez ..La Candela ..Le Bal 
Bal O' Gadjo ..Zuip ..En Route
Lúnasa..The Shore House .. Lá Nua
Traditional Japanese Music Ensemble ..Kappore..Traditional Japanese Music - Japanese Traditional Music with Japanese Koto and Japanese Flute Music
Doug Johns ..Southwest Song ..Pocket Fulla Nasty
Doug Webb, John Beasley, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, Roastom Khajikan & Vinnie Colaiuta ..Marrakech ..Paris Blue