on Phonic FM

Roots and Shoots on Phonic FM. 106.8fm in Exeter UK. Live streaming on www.phonic.fm

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The week before Easter

The Monday 29 March playlist was...
Brooklyn Funk Ensemble..Istanbul Twylight..Istanbul Nights
Orhan Haklamaz..Ham Cokelek..Turkish Cafe
Sharon Shannon..Dance Of The Honeybees..Each Little Thing
Boreale..Ze Daninho..Mousson 
pictured: Dani Detammaeker who (thoroughly) entertained us at Longdown on Sunday. He plays with Toulouse band Boreale
Molara..Oranbula..Massive Respect
The Mamaku Project..Oracle Of Rain..Karekare
Bob & Ron Copper..Come Write Me Down
Les Witches..Drive The Cold Winter Away / The Beggar Boy..Nobody's Jig: Mr Playford's English Dancing Master
Dan Berglund's Tonbruket..Monstrous Collussus..Tonbruket
Nic Jones..Ruins By The Shore..In Search Of Nic Jones
Kate Rusby.High On A Hill..Awkward Annie
Celtec Faery Dance..Celtec
Doudou Ndiaye Rose..Chants Du Burgam..Djabote
Youssou N'Dour..Fenene..The Best Of Youssou N'Dour
Ricardo Tesi..Tarantella Rouge & Noir..Banditaliana
La Lionatta..La Vijoire..La Lionetta
Illaga Village People..Prelude..Merdeka: Artists From Around The World Unite In Support Of The Independence Movement Of West Papua
Dominic Kakolobango..Ubukwa..Merdeka
Carlos Libedinsky..Tres Son Multitud..Think Global - Tango
Manteca..Fuego..Tremendo Boogaloo

Monday, 22 March 2010

All's well that ends well

My good friend and colleague Martin had to go to a rehearsal at 7pm tonight. So, there I was, all on my tod, for most of the second half of the show. Everything was going well. Then, 15 minutes before the end, there was a "slight technical problem" which I didn't deal with terribly well - and I felt annoyed with myself. But then things turned around as - almost instantly - words of reassurance came to me by email from regular listener Ozgur and, as the show came to a (successful!) close, Mick from near Exeter phoned to say how much he loves listening to rootsandshoots. Thanks so much, Mick and Ozgur!!
Martin Hodge

Martin Henning's selection:
Salif Keita..Yambo..M'Bemba
Gigi..Bale Washintu..Gigi
The Mamaku Project..Cirque Part 2..Karekare
Crosby Stills & Nash..Wooden Ships..Crosby Stills & Nash
It's A Beautiful Day..White Bird..It's A Beautiful Day
Compagnie Giulia pictured..Canarios/Mui Grandes Noche Y Dia..Compagnie Giulia
Daughters Of Elvin..Ognor Mi Trovo..Galdrbok
La Lionatta..Papa Deme La Bela..Danze E Ballate Dell'Area Celtica Italiana
Orient Beats..Rhythmic Composition 3..A Night In Istanbul

Martin Hodge played:
Gogol Bordello..Ultimate..Super Taranta!
Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble..Gershfeld's Bulgarish..Beregovski's Khasene
Kirsty McGee..Bonecrusher..The Kansas Sessions
Anibal Velasquez..Mambo Loco..Mambo Loco
Mariza..Terra D'Agua..Fado Em Mim
Orchestra Baobab..Ndeleng Ndeleng..Sound Of The World: Beyond The Horizon
The last 2 tracks played in honour and remembrance of the great broadcaster Charlie Gillett
The Walpot Brothers..Dew On The Grass..Butterfly Wings
Roy Bailey..Red And Green + Ceasefire..Coda
Mawkin: Causley..Cookie Monster..Cold Ruin
Show Of Hands..Evolution..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed
Nic Jones..Planxty Davis
Jim Moray..Leaving Australia..Low Culture
The Waifs..Since I've Been Around..A Brief History Of The Waifs (Live)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Come in and play for us!

It's been a few weeks since we have featured live music but - have no fear - several singers and musicians are involved in serious negotiations to get them onto rootsandshoots !

If you'd like to sing or play for us some time, please get in touch via the blog or our email: rootsandshootsdevon@gmail.com or through
Oh - and, if you haven't done so yet, do become a Facebook friend!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Mothers and St Patrick's Day & Night...

...were two of tonight's musical themes. Here's the list:

Rory McLeod..When Mum And Daddy Made Me..
Mouth To Mouth
Karine Polwart..The News..This Earthly Spell
Martin Simpson..Mother Love..Prodigal Son
Mothers Of Invention..Theme to Burnt Weeny Sandwich..Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Renaud Garcia-Fons..Mahoor..Entremundo
Dick Gaughan..Song For Ireland..Handful Of Earth
The Walpot Brothers pictured..Thomas Burke..Butterfly Wings
Daily Planet..Kitchen Girl / Locks Of Dread..Millenium Live (At The The Lift)
Luka Bloom..You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time..Riverside
Altan..The Humours Of Castlefin / Nia's Dance / An Duidin..Local Ground
Sin'e..The Hard Hat Set..It's About Time
Bill Bloke..The First World Cup..Mud On The Snax
The Tango Band..Monahan Jig..Wind In The City
BKO..Smoking Bowl..Dirtmusic
Tamikrest..Tidite Tille..Adagh
Tal Wilkenfeld..Table For One..Transformation
Lulo Rheinhardt..Lady Bird..Project No. 1
Anibal Velasquez..Carruseles..Mambo Loco
Marta Sebestyen..Tavasz, Tavasz..The Best Of Marta Sebestyen
Richard Bona..Kalabancoro..Bona Makes You Sweat
The Roots Union..Rough Diamonds..promo
Joan Baez..San Francisco Mabel Joy..The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
Marcus Miller..Cause I Want You..Marcus

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Rough Diamonds...

...is a song we've played on rootsandshoots. Written by Tobias Ben Jacob and recorded by his band The Roots Union, it has reached the final of the International Songwriting Competition, judged by luminaries such as Tom Waites. It's a great song and this is great news! Congratulations, Tobias and the band. We'll play a new mix of Rough Diamonds on Monday's show - before it's all the rage on national radio!! Prizes and winners will be announced in April.
Check out The Roots Union on myspace here.
The photo shows Phillip, Hannah and Tobias performing last year on rootsandshoots.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Women's Music

played to celebrate International Women's Day
on Monday 8 March:

Jackie Oates..Staffordshire Maid..Jackie Oates
Shirley & Dolly Collins..Fair Maid of Islington..Love, Death & The Lady
Dalla..Three Knights..More Salt
Rebecca Worthley..Little Sister..Morning Comes To Those Who Wait
Alice Jemima pictured playing for Roots & Shoots..Something Cliche..Alice Jemima
So Long Angel..Hard Working Women..Falling
Marcel Cellier Presents.. Polegnala E Todora..La Mystere De Voix Bulgares Vol. 1
Xenos..Ani More Nuse..My Mother Said
Tal Wilkenfeld..BC..Transformation
Esperanza Spalding..Ponta De Areia..Esperanza
Griselda Sanderson pictured playing for Roots & Shoots..Spring Storm..Harpaphonics
Virginia Rodriguez..Male Dibale..Nos
Gotan Project..Amor Porteno..Lunatico
Sueno De Barrilete..Suni Paz..Think Global - Tango
Lal & Mike Waterson..Shady Lady..Bright Phoebus
Sharon King & The Nevernever Cowboys..Shiny shoes..Reckless Angels
Oi Va Voi..Travelling The Face Of The Globe..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
The Mamaku Project..Cirque Part 2..Karekare
Nina Simone..Gin House Blues..Capital Gold Blues Legends
Silly Sisters: Maddy Prior & June Tabor..Blood & Gold / Mohacs..No More To The Dance
Huseyin & Gunay Turkmenler..Hudayda..A Night In Istanbul
Sevval Sam..Soyleyemem Derdimi..Turkish Cafe
Anne Briggs..Tangled Man..The Time Has Come
Kathryn Tickell..Kilfenora / My Laddie Sits Ower Late Up

Thursday, 4 March 2010

International Women's Day Monday 8 March

The men of rootsandshoots celebrate women's musical achievements

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Roots and Shoots on St David's Day

M, M and R played...
Amsterdam Klezmer Band...Alter Ego..Remixed
Tango Fusion Club..Aromatango..Vol.1
Les Boukakes..A'Alawi..Awards For World Music 07
Mamanii Keita with Nicolas Rebac..Djekafo..fRoots 28
Dogan Mehmet..The Raging Sea..Looking For A New England
Ugur Isik..Alamanti (Rum)..fRoots 25
David Starfire..Shakti..Bollywood Brass
Jasman..Dimdanana..Putamayo Presents World Lounge
Sierra Maestra..Marieta..Tibiri Tabara
David Caldazo..Ese Soy Yo..El Ciclon De La Habana
Musa Eroglu..Bulut..Turkish Cafe
Akim El Sikameya..A Chaque Instant, Oran..North African Cafe
Alan Stivell..Land Of My Fathers..Brian Boru
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll pictured..Barnstaple to Umberleigh
Dalla..Tanst's Golowan..Rooz
Tango Band..Monahan Jig..Wind In The City
Sierra Maestra..Marieta..Tibiri Tabara
Salif Keita..Afriki..Soro
Richard Bona..Invocation..Reverence
David Caldazo..Ese Soy Yo..El Ciclon De La Habana
Salif Keita..Afriki..Soro
Richard Bona..Invocation..Reverence
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight..Memories..A Bed Of Roses
Norma Waterson..Black Muddy River..Norma Waterson
Dan Berglund's Tonbruket..Waltz For Melissa..Tonbruket
Gil Scott Heron..South Carolina..From South Africa To South Carolina
Daby Toure & Skip McDonald..Past Time..Call My Name
Cachao..Al Fin Te Vi..Master Sessions Vol 1
Anibal Palazolo..El Jinete..Flamenco Entre Cuerdas