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Monday, 27 April 2009

What we did on our Breton hols, Gardening tips and more...

First the music, then the tips... Artist..Track..Album

Guichen .. La Porte Rouge..Freres
Winaj'h..Hep Bal!..Winaj'h
Alain Genty..Carnet De Route..Le Grande Encrier
Wig A Wag..C'Est Une jeune Fille..Wig A Wag
Fred Combo..Samba Pour Thea..Obsession
Fernhill.. Gladez & Katell.. Llatai
Katell Kloereg.. Feunreun Ar Goassaleg..Obsession
Storvan..Rond De St Vincent..Digor 'N' Abaden
Malicorne..Le Prince D'Orange..En Public
Blezi Ruz..Hanter-Droiou..Coz Liorzou
Hamon Martin Quintet..A Paris Sur Le Petit Pont..L'Habit De Plume
Alain Genty..Melan Aour..Une Petite Lanterne
Chris Wood & Andy Cutting..Country Gardens..Knock John for the Gardening Tips
Les Espoirs De Corinthie..Temedi..fRoots32
Waaberi..Ada Bere Chaelka..New Dawn
The Deep
Kicks..Poison & Black..demo
Penguin Cafe Orchestra..Music For A Found Harmonium..When In Rome for the What's Ons
Lo Cor De La Plana..La Noviota..fRoots 29

Escuela De Folklore..Pollo..Antonologia Del Folklore Musical De Gualajara
Mayra Andrade..Lua..fRoots 29
Kroke..Eddie..Seventh Trip
Feryal Oney..Ajnali Koruk..fRoots29
Ale Moller Band..Yati..fRoots31

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..Benjamin Bowmaneer..Beneath The Black Tree
Jackie Oates..Hampton Lullaby..The Violet Hour
Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band..Hal-An-Tow..No Roses

The Gardening Tips
With May on
  • When all frost danger has passed you can move your stored fuchsias and geraniums outdoors. Feed them and water them well.
  • When they have finished blooming, you should deadhead your spring flowering bulbs. Do not cut off the green foliage yet! These green leaves continue to grow for a few weeks, and provide the bulb with food for flowering next year.
  • April and May are good months to select and plant fruit trees and berry plants. Fruits and berries do best when planted in full sun.
  • Seeds to plant now indoors or in the greenhouse include celery, cucumber, peppers and tomatoes. Outdoors you can sow beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, radishes and sweet peas. Under cover put in tomato, leek and sweet corn seeds.
  • As your direct-seeded crops sprout, be sure to keep them thinned out to avoid crowding.
  • Cut out all the dead canes from your raspberry patch. The new canes that will bear this year's fruit should have new, swollen buds along the edges. Thin these to five canes per foot of row to allow good air circulation and prevent overcrowding.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Next Week - 27 April

Next Monday is What we did on our holidays night. Some musical highlights from Martin & Martin's trip to Brittany.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Tobias, Phillip and Hannah: a superb set

Many, many thanks to the members of The Roots Union who came in on Monday to entertain us on rootsandshoots. Spellbinding music, amazing instrumental dexterity and haunting vocals - all-in-all a great mix of roots music with an original twist. The band are now on a tour around the UK and we wish them very well and are absolutely certain that they will captivate audiences everywhere. Find out more about The Roots Union and hear samples of their music on myspace.
Their set for us comprised:
Song To Light Your Candle By; Love Is The Revolution; English Tunes: S
now Dove + Cuckoo's Nest; Sketches; Rough Diamonds
We'll be playing tracks from their EP on forthcoming shows.

We also played... Artist..Track..Album TO BE CONTINUED
A made in England playlist with St George's Day coming up on Thursd
The Melody Light Orchestra..Theme from Children's Favourites..Teddy Bear's Picnic
John Shuttleworth..I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now..4 Rather Tasty Tracks
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band..Suspicion..Beast of the Bonzos
Oi Va Voi..Od Yeshoma..Laughter Through Tears
The Tango Band..Blues On A Berlin Night..Berlin Nights
The School Of Trobar..Spiritual..Love Songs & Trance Rhythms
Kangaroo Moon..River..Live at The Lift
Gris Sanderson with James Dumbelton..Alpha..Harpaphonics
Billy Bragg, The Young Coppers, Eliza Carthy & Simon Emmerson..Hard Times Of O
ld England
The Daughters Of Elvin..Mandad Ei Comigo..Galdrbok
Hoover The Dog..Teletunes..Scratch 'N' Sniff
The Tango Band..Tarantella..The Best of The Rumbajax, Little Rumba & The Tango Band
So Long Angel..Ecstacy..Falling
3dB Ceilidh Band..Flaxey Green..demo
3dB Ceilid
h Band pictured left
Show Of Hands
..8th Of July/Glory Of The West..The Mother Of All Morris
Bollywood Brass Band..Gur Nalon Ishk Mitha..fRoots 13
Nitin Sawney with N
ina..Saudades..Displacing The Priest
Mawkin: Causley..Botany Bay..Cold Ruin
Shirley Collins..Just As The Tide Was Flowing..The Power Of The True Love Knot
Richard Thompson..Do It For My Sake..Strict Tempo

Monday, 13 April 2009

Live next week...The Roots Union

Tobias Ben Jacob: vocals, guitar
Phillip Henry: dobro, harmonica, beatbox
Hannah Martin: violin, backing vocals

"Every once in a while a band come along who don’t need to rely on a barrage of hyperbole to get your attention. Their music speaks plainly and compellingly for itself. The Roots Union are such a band. The Exeter and Brighton based four- piece wield acoustic guitars, Dobro slide guitar, harmonica, violin, drums and four– part harmonies. They are Tobias Ben Jacob, Phillip Henry, Hannah Martin and Michael Sykes. The band have already played shows at venues across the South, on the UK festival circuit and even as far afield as Hamburg. They have just finished a much anticipated new EP with producer Nick Gordon in Exeter and are gearing up for a very busy year ahead.
Boot Hill Records.

All being well, we'll be welcoming Tobias, Phillip and Hannah from The Roots Union to the Phonic FM studio next week for rootsandshoots.
Listen to and read more about them

Easter Monday music

Rich and Martin played: Artist..Track..Album

The Watersons..Pace Egging Song..Frost & Fire
Morris On Band..Old Tom Of Oxford/Webley Twizzle..The Mother Of All Morris
Jim Moray..Leaving Australia..fRoots 32
Jackie Oates pictured right..Young Donald..The Velvet Hour
Youssou N'Dour..Bamba the Poet..Egypt
Radio Tarifa..El Viaje De Lea..Cruzando El Rio
Ray Santiago..Man's World..Afro Cuba a la New York
Oliver Mtukudzi..Pindurai Mambo..Paipevo
Storvan..Marche & Laride 6 Temps..An Deiziou Kaer
Yann Tiersen with Natacha Regnier..L'Echec..L'Absente
Pentangle..Lord Franklin..Cruel Sister
Kris Drever, John McCusker & Roddie Woomble..The Poorest Company..Before The Ruin
Oscar Sulley..Bukom Mashie..Ghana Soundz
Amina..Zahra..Mediterranean Cafe Songs
Amal Murkus..Hulum..World 2002
Grupo Niche..Damaris Canto..Alive
Warsaw Village Band..Wise Kid Song..fRoots 32
Beirut..Forks & Knives (La Fete)..The Flying Club Cup
Niyaz..Beni Beni..fRoots 32
Mirtitch Mahossian..Toui - Toui..Armenian Folk Music
Issac Delgado..Malo Que Tiene La Habana..Prohibido
The School Of Trobar..Bele Aelis..Love Songs & Trance Rhythms
Tarika..Vavanka..Son Egal
Julien Jacob..Kalicom..African Groove

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Exquisitely beautiful music from Juveloy

If you tuned in to rootsandshoots this week you will have heard the exquisitely beautiful music of Ruth Clarke on violin and Julia Thomas on concertina.
Many thanks to both of them
for coming along to play and talk about their music. Look out for them under the name Juveloy at Teignmouth Folk Festival and other events.

Here's the playlist of tunes by Juveloy plus the recordings (

Jackie Oates..Wishfulness Waltz..The Violet Hour
Eel Grinders..Georgina..Voyage
The Amestoy Trio..Le Barbu..Sport & Couture
Jazz Mandolin Project..Reich's Boogie..Jungle Tango
Leon Rosselson..Money Matters..Harry's Gone Fishing
Karine Polwart..Better Things..This Earthly Spell
Compagnie Julia..La Coujont..Compagnie Julia
Juveloy..Royal Oak + Hornpipe/Hereford Hornpipe..demo
Juveloy played LIVE...Zensha + Limerick Lamentation
Xenos..Püskülü..My Mother Said
Michalis Terzis..Tha Paro Mia Psarovarka-Maoukas (I Will take A Fisher-Boat)..Roots Of Greek Music: Music Of The Islands
Las Vagabonds De Gibolescu..Hora..Tsiganie A Et Kornu
Red Ingle & The Natural 7..Pagan Ninny's Keep A Going Stomp..Tim-Tayshun
Bernard Loffet..Laride: Me Moa Choeset Ur Vestres
Omara Portuondo..Hobanera Ven..Flor De Amor
Esperanza Spalding..Ponta De Areia..Esperanza
Jazz Mandolin Project..Ipenema's Sister..Jungle Tango
Girma Bèyènè..Enken Yèlélèbesh..The Very Best Of The Ethiopiques
Gadzologie..Swing 85914..Gadzologie
Joscho Stephan..Dark Eyes..Acoustic Live
Faustus..Brisk Lad..This Is Navigator Records
Last Orders..O'Keefes..Folk Awards 2007

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Roots and Shoots Live again!

Yes, we have a live set on the show this week from Ruth Clarke (violin) and Julia Thomas (concertina). They'll be playing some of their beautifully crafted music as well as talking about their musical collaboration and projects. Don't miss it!