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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Our special guest next Monday...

...could help you if you have a problem with snoring! Alise Ojay will speak to us about Singing For Snorers. In the meantime, check out her website and find out more.

rootsandshoots on Monday 30th June with the 2 Martins.

Monday, 23 June 2008

James Hollingsworth and friends....

....from Germany (Sabine), Turkey (Emel), Hanna (Poland) and Francois (France) made a merry party with me and Rich at Phonic FM tonight.

Special thanks for an excellent live set to James, who worked up a sweat with fine songs and tunes, overcoming potentially difficult circumstances in the studio.

Click here to find out more about (& listen to) James Hollingsworth (pictured here - tonight in the studio)

The CD tracks I played were...
Toots & the Maytals..Sweet And Dandy..Reggae Roots
Camille..La Jeune Fille Aux Cheveux Blancs..Le Fil
17 Hippies..Son Mystère..Sound Of The World 2007
Taksim Trio..Gitti De Gitti..Taksim Trio
James Hollingsworth..Still Lights Up The Rain/Better Never Than Too Late/Way Down South
Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Poulare..Senza Parlá..Italian Music Odyssey
Nigel Kennedy & Kroke..Dafino..East Meets West

Rich played...
Youssou N'Dour..Live Television..Eyes Open
Clave Y Guaguanco..Echame Carta..Noche De La Rumba
Heather McClell..Right For Me..Heather McClell
E.T. Mensah..205..Rough Guide To W African Music
Milton Nascimento..Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser..Clube de Esquina
Amadou & Mariam..Coulibaly..Dimanche a Bamako
Los de Abajo..Joder..Cybertropic Chilango Power
Joey Pastrano..Jammin' With Joey..Illicit Latin
Hank Dogs,,Daddy's Arms..Froots#11

Cheers, Martin Hodge

Friday, 20 June 2008

Roots and Shoots Live! presents

European dance events
at Sidmouth Folk Week
1 – 8 August 2008

Sunday 3 August 7.30 pm Blackmore Gardens Marquee £8 (£4)
Fest Noz: French & Breton dancing with Poisson Rouge (left)

Monday 4 August 7.30 pm
All Saints Hall, All Saints Road £8 (£4)
East Meets West: European dances with Goliards (right) and MC/dance leader Martin Hodge. Hosted by Roots and Shoots Live!

Tuesday 5 August 6.30 pm Dance Workshop. 7.30 pm Bal
All Saints Hall, All Saints Road £8 (£4)
French/Breton Dance with Poisson Rouge + Chobote and dance leader Carrie Atkinson. MC Martin Henning.
Hosted by Roots and Shoots Live! and d'Accord

Thursday 7 August
3.00 pm Jewish Dance Workshop.
4.00 pm Ceilidh
St Francis Hall, Woolbrook £8 (£4)
Jewish and other dances from around Europe with Spinach For Norman (above). MCs/dance leaders: Pam Hayes and Martin Hodge.
Hosted by Roots and Shoots Live!


Goliards are a troupe of first class folk musicians and singers taking their material from many different traditions including those of England, France, Spain, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Well experienced in performing and communicating their art not only in England but at festivals and gatherings all over Europe.

Spinach for Norman are a popular Devon-based folk dance band playing violins, guitar and bass guitar. Their exhilarating music comes from Britain, the Jewish traditions and further afield. Very much in demand for numerous events including festivals, weddings, parties and barmitzvahs.

Poisson Rouge are the highly accomplished house band for d'Accord, playing exciting music for dances from central France and Brittany. Their wide range of instruments include accordion, melodeon, guitar, bass guitar, bombard and bagpipes. Chabotee too play fine music at d'Accord events.

Carrie Atkinson, Pam Hayes & Martin Hodge have a passion for a variety of European dances and specialise in helping people get the steps and figures right as well as having fun.

d'Accord: Whether experienced or beginner, if it‘s the sounds of France and Brittany or the traditional dancing you‘re looking for, d'Accord meets every 3rd Friday of the month at Ide Village Hall near Exeter for fest-noz and central French dancing with superb live music every time.

rootsandshoots live! puts on folk/roots music events featuring top (mainly local) artists in Exeter and Devon including events listed above at Sidmouth.

For complete festival programme & to buy tickets:
Box Office: 01395 578627

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Live and kicking!

Thanks, Bob and John (left) for an excellent live set on this week's rootsandshoots.

Next Monday, further live music, this time from Bristol's James Hollingsworth (right), a fine singer, guitarist and songwriter.

Cheers, Martin Hodge

CDs I played on Mon 16 June:

Kris Drever..Steel And Stone (Black Water)..Black Water
Eliza Carthy..Gallant Hussar..Folk Awards 2006
Flook..Maire Breatnach's/Trip To Herve's..fRoots 8
Pedro Clavero..Cancion De Navidad..Esto es Cuba
La Ciapa Rusa..La Torinese
Makam with Lovasz Iren..O Jon A Szanon..9 Colinda
Tarika..Zotra..Son Egal
James Hollingsworth..Cast Down From The Skies..Coming Home To Stay
Spiro..Gabor's Tune/Spinning Jenny..Pole Star

Martin Henning's playlist:

Shriekback..Berlin..fRoots 15
Daughters Of Elvin..Ondas Do Mar De Vigo..Galdrbok
Hamon Martin Quintet..Les Metamorphoses /The Winding Way.. Les Metamorphoses
Jon Hassell..Cobra Moon..Earth Quake Island
Hoover The Dog..Dreamers..Between
Rumbajax..Log Jam..How Come We Never Dance?
Jazz Monk..New Vistas..Afro Cortex

Monday, 16 June 2008

This Monday and last

Today it's the Martin & Martin Show plus A GREAT LIVE SET from Bob Powell (right) and John Bickford (left). Not to be missed!!

Last time (9 June), Martin Henning played..

So Long Angel..Love Is Freedom..Falling
Tango Band..My Baby Left Me/All Shook Up..The Lift CD
Gotan Project..Celos..Lunatico
Otros..Sin Rumbo..Aires
Rumbajax..Scavenger's Blues..How Come We Never Dance
Tango Band..The Tango Dancer..Berlin Nights
Oi Va Voi..Refugee..Laughter Through Tears
Miranda Sykes..Icicles..Bliss
Sandy Popicic..Maja..Balkea
National Health..The Collapso..Of Queues And Cures
Alain Genty..La Douche Du Pouldu..Le Grand Encrier
Plantec..Dans Ban Tan..Plantec
Hamon Martin Quinter..Danse De La Plui + La Nousille..Les Metamorphoses
Rabin Abon-Khalil..Chess With Mal..Between Dusk And Dawn

Rich's selection was..

Arsenio Rodriguez..Mami me Gusto..Mami me Gusto
Sur Caribe..Lejos De Santiago..Credenciales
Amina..Zahra..Mediterranean Cafe Songs
K.Frimpong & His Cuban Fiestas..Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena..Ghana Soundz Vol 1
Maria de Barrios..Mi Nada Um Ca Tem..Women of Africa
Trio Reynoso..Teresita..El Ritmo
Latino 2Orchestra Baobab..Dee Moo Woor..Specialist in All Styles
Willie Colon..Todo Tiene Su Final..Lo Mato

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Looking back and forward

Martin Henning and I have just got back from a great weekend's French/Breton music and dance extravaganza (put on by d'Accord) on the moor featuring, amongst others, The Eel Grinders Trio, Poisson Rouge and Chobote, all of whom you'll have heard featured on the show. Keep listening for further news of local folk/roots events! Right: Eel Grinders Trio at Gidleigh
Martin Hodge

Next Monday 9th June, Martin Henning and Rich Cooke.
Me and Martin on the 16th plus EXCITING LIVE MUSIC from Bob Powell and John Bickford!!

Last Monday 2nd June, Martin played...


Hamon Martin Quintet..Banian's Jig..Les Metamprphoses
Obsession..Tryptique..Bulgaroide Tribu
Eel Grinders..Upwards..Voyage
Rosa Rebekka..Om Alla Berg Och Backar..Untold
Anna Mudeka..Chamantaguri..The Lift Millenium Live
M'Bilia Bel..Bokosami..Faux Pas
Sandy Lopicic..Makedonska devojce..Balkea
Rumbajax..Scarcastic..How Come We Never Dance?
Margaret Duffy..Roseville Fair..Full Circle Round
Campagnie Giulia..Al Nist By The Rose, Rose..Compagnie Giulia
Gabriel Yacoub..La Chasse..Trad Arr
Cosmic Drone..Cosmic Drone..Cosmic Drone
Salif Keita..Calculer..M'Bemba

and Rich played..


Carlos Patato Valdes..Desde El Fonde del Rio..Legend of Cuban Percussion
Sibongile Khumalo..Mayihlome..Women of Africa
Haris Alexiou..Piches Ke Somata..Mediterranean Cafe Songs
Latinaires..Creation..Broasted or Fried
Radio Tarifa..Baile de Almut..Temporal
Ba Cissoko..Dandala..Sabolan
Pupy..Suavecito Asi..Pupy y su Charanga
Youssou N.Dour..New Africa..Joko

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Playlist for 26 May

Rich played...


Sierra Maestra..Marieta..Tibiri Tabara
Souad Massi..A Day Will Come..RaouiTrilok
Gurtu..Sounds of India..Remembrance
Hommage A Alain Peters..Calaboudia..FR#21
Cachao..Al Fin Te Vi..Master Sessions Vol 1
Celia Cruz..Nadie Se Salva La Rumba
Youssou N'Dour..Sabar..Set
Oumou Sangare..Djama Kaissoumou..Rough Guide To W African Music
Cesaria Evora/Compay Segundo..Lagrimas
Negras..DuetsLura..Es Bida..Di Korpu Ku Alma
Eliane Elias..Segredos..Around The City
Fosforito/Paco De Lucia..Que Cuantas Puedes Pedir
Eleftheria Arvanitaki..Blow On My Soul..Mediterranean Cafe Songs
Cheb Mami..Tzazae..Delali
Susana Baca..El Mayoral..Eco De Sombras
Pedro Luis Ferrer..Tataito..Natural
Omara Portuondo..Donde Estabas Tu..Buena Vista Presents
Manoliti y Su Trabuco..Sabrosona..Hablando En Serio
Rosa Rebecka..Om Alla Berg Och Backar..Untold
Shirley Collins..?..Power Of The True Love Knot
Robert Randolph And The Family Band..?..Unclassified
Waaberi..Shubahada..New Dawn
Tipica 73..Adonde Vas..Charangeando
Issac Delgado..Deja Esa Gente..En Primera Plana
Juan Luis Guerra..El Primo..Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual
Thomas Mapfumo..Buka Tienda..Papo
Lucca..Bomba Carambomba..La Herencia