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

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Here's to 2012...

rootsandshoots returns this Monday 2 January with wonderful music from around the world including the world close at hand.

Here's to good times ahead. We wish you a fulfilling and very happy 2012.
Picture courtesy of Boracay Tourist Map

Monday, 19 December 2011

Graham Butterfield

Graham Butterfield entertained us this evening with a fine selection of his own songs. Thanks a lot, Graham! 
The songs were The Red Foil, So Crazy, Life In The Slow Lane and The Old Busker.

Recordings played
Poisson Rouge..6 x Laride..2nd Rush
Thomas Mapfumo..Shumba.. Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited Gwindingwi Rine
Peter Bellamy..A-Roving On A Winter's Night..Both Sides Then
Andy Cutting & Nigel Eaton..The Ice House Schottisches..Panic At The Cafe
Daughters Of Elvin ..Frenetique..Daughters Of Elvin 
Hanggai Band Hanggai ..My Taobuxiaor (Mini Taobuxiaor)..Hanggai Band
Ben & Alfie..Hot Ginger..Milestones
Makam with Iren Lovaz..Mennyei Szep Hajnal..9 Colinda
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens ..Umkhovu..Next Stop... Soweto - Township Sounds from the Golden Age of Mbaqanga
Akalé Wubé ..Jawa Jawa..Akalé Wubé
Crasdant..The Grey Cock..Welsh Traditional Music
Julie Murphy & Ceri Rhys Matthews..Mari Lwyd..A Celtic Christmas
Chung Woong Korean Traditional Music Ensemble ..Ch'ongsong Jajinhanip..Traditional Music from Korea World Chung
Gada Mohammad & Azim Hassanpur..Jâm-E Nârenji .. Ustad Rahim
Beirut..A Candle's Fire..The Rip Tide
Jim Causley..Wailey Wailer..Dumnonia
Khushnawaz, The Rough Guide To Afghanistan 
Cabo Verde Show ..Cadeira Kemado..Caminho de Esperança Coladance 80

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Graham Butterfield live this Monday

Exeter-based singer, guitarist Graham Butterfield joins Martin and Martin on rootsandshoots this Monday 19 December. Chink your glasses with us for our last show of 2011.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Moor music

Yvonne (vocal), Lee (guitar, vocal) and Paul (double bass) from Moor Reason gave us some highly entertaining self-penned songs this evening.
From their EP Secret Love we played Secret Love and Searching For Something.
In Moor Reason's new line up, they are augmented by Dick on drums.
They performed I Would, You Are My Everything, Holding Pictures and Walking Away.
Find out more about their music and gigs and listen to more of their songs on the band's website.
Listen to the show again here.

Other recordings played to be completed
Banda De Gaitas Ledicia..Xiga Do Borbonesado..ARC Music 35th Anniversary 1976-2011
Juldeh Camara & Griselda Sanderson..Pijin Jelen..Traders Julaba Kunda
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc..Polska From Delsbo..The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Valkyrien Allstars..Det er Ingen Hverdag Mer..Folke Larm
Lotte Mullen..Wicked Way..Plain Jane
Reg Meuross..Davey Johnson..The Dreamed & The Drowned
Gasandje..Je Suis Conne..Gasandje
Gecko..Guanabana Juice..Pigeon
Peachy Farmer..Clover
Ocho Macho..Congo Jamma..El Mundo Fantastico

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Live music continues...

...on rootsandshoots
12 December 2011 Yvonne and Lee 
from Moor Reason

19 December 2011 Graham Butterfield

23 January 2012 We Ghosts

More live music will be added...

Monday, 5 December 2011

Daughters of Elvin plus Dave and Bully

Due to illness, early music ensemble Daughters of Elvin did not play live but they sent Martin Henning several recordings made with the new line-up. Martin used them for a special feature on the group. Beautiful music. Their new website is being re-constructed but does have two tunes for you to listen to. You can find older recordings on Daughters of Elvin's myspace page.

The recordings played were
Dark & Light, Salterello, Frenetique and Moonpig.

Many thanks to Bully from Mudskippers and Dave Wood who joined us in the studio to play their superb music and talk about their coming gig for Phonic FM.
Listen again to Dave and Mudskippers on rootsandshoots here.
Dave and Bully collaborated on Cuba and Dave performed Song For Ricky.
We also played a recording of Mudskippers..Who Will Play For Me?
Other recordings played Buika..Culpa Mia..Nina De Fueg
Eberhard Weber..Nimbus..Selected RecordingOther recordings played to be completed
Astor Piazzola + Gary Burton..Vibraphonissimo..The New TangOwiny Segoma Band..Here On The Line..Owiny Segoma Band
Ben & Alfie..Make Do & Mend..Taxi
Sion Russell Jones..Thinking Of You..and Suddenly..
Eberhard Weber..Nimbus
Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton..Piazzola
Kasse Mady Diabate..Sinanon Saran..Manden Djeli Kan
Gareth Davies-Jones..Breath..Water & Light
Buika..Culpa Mia..Buika Coleccion
Cobo Verde Show..Cadeira Kemado..Caminho De Esperan

Friday, 2 December 2011

Early Music live on Roots and Shoots

On Monday 5 December we welcome Daughters of Elvin to the studio. 
Infectious early music, played on authentic instruments. A rare treat!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Harbottle and Masters

This evening we welcomed onto rootsandshoots two fabulous local musicians David Harbottle and Jack Masters. David sang three of his own songs and one traditional number accompanied on concertina by Jack. The songs were Walking At Pace, Hall Street Bill, Knuckles Slamdown and Leaving Of Liverpool.
We also played
Mariarchi El Bronx..Mariarchi El Bronx..Mariarchi El Bronx II
Dave Wood..Healing Tune..Into the Light
The Workers..Let's Work Together..single
Totally Gordgeous..Doing The Right Thing..The Stroke Of Midnight
Joel Xavier..Fado..Lusitano
Carminho..Meu Amor Marinhiero..Fado
Guo Brothers..The Conflict..Music Of China
Tien-shan Suisse Express..Tibet..fRoots 21
Warsaw Village Band..To You Kasiunia..fRoots 21
Luigi Cinque & Tarantula
Hypertext Orchestra..fRoots 21
Urar Isik..Alamanti..fRoots 28
Lydia Mendoza..Mal Honbre..fRoots 28
Daughters Of Elvin..Che Ti Cova..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Gilhad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble..The Tide Has Change
Jackie Leven..The Long Hard Field..Oh what A Blow That Phantom Dealt Me
Sion Russell Jones..And Suddenly..download
Sezen Aksu..Arkadas Sarkisini Duyunca..Optum
Vujisciscs..Sviralka..Serb & Croat Music

Monday, 21 November 2011

Katie and her guitar

Katie Marie showed her flair for singing and guitar playing this evening on rootsandshoots. Beautiful self-penned songs that left us spellbound.
Listen to Katie Marie on rootsandshoots here.
Katie sang and played It's All Right, Maybe and Same Old Day.

From her current album To The Journey we played Who Told You and Not Like You. From her album Confessions we heard Change and Lover And Best Friend.

Find out where Katie is playing and hear her music on her Funkeegirl sites: Katie's own website, myspace and Soundcloud pages.

We also played
Goze..Fastan..Quand On Est Bien Amoureuse
Startijenn..Trawalc'h!..Kreiz Da Fas!
The Workers..Let's Work Together..Lets Work Together - Single
The Strawbs..Part Of The Union..Choice Selection
Billy Bragg..Never Buy the Sun..download
Lara Conley..Money Don't Mean A Thing
All The Queen's Ravens..Joe..All The Queen's Ravens
Terry Riley & Nice Opera String Quintet..Atlantis Nath
Brocc..An Dro Mod Koh..13 Moons
The Destroyers..The Stork Crossing The Dudley Canal..Out Of Babel
Swing Gadje..Nais Touke..Believe Digital Sessions - World Music
Juldeh Camara and Griselda Sanderson..Lyme Regis..Traders Julaba Kunda
A.R. Rhaman..Mausam & Escape..Slumdog Millionaire
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones..Joyful Spring..Rocket Science
Talvin Singh..Ananta..Together

Friday, 18 November 2011

Funkee girl on Monday

Katie Marie is Funkee girl on myspace. We welcome Katie back to rootsandshoots for a solo set this Monday 21 November. She's good..very good... Listen in.

Here's a lovely picture of Katie Marie (left) with Nicky Swann taken when Katie accompanied Nicky on a fairly recent show.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Special concert for Phonic FM: Dave Wood plus Mudskippers

Dave Wood solo and collaborative sets plus


Saturday 10 December
Doors open 19:30.
Tickets only £5 in advance from 
Exeter Phoenix Box office online or 
tel01392 667080. £6 on the door. See also this facebook page
All profits to Phonic FM

Dave Wood is highly regarded for his ability to re-interpret traditional songs and tunes as well as classics from The Beatles and Motown era. His own songs are particularly popular and his song May the Kindness has been recorded by the well known folk singer and musician Jackie Oates. His versatile use of open-tuned guitar and subtle bottleneck provide a backdrop for his rich, emotive voice. Whether on solo acoustic or electric guitar, or in combination with percussion and bass on original songs, Dave's highly individual guitar style shines.
Mudskippers are fast gaining a strong reputation for playing beautifully arranged, mainly self-penned and largely acoustic music. Their performance at Exeter Respect Festival was extremely well received.

This promises to be a special evening to entertain and delight music-lovers.

Monday, 14 November 2011


Saravian entertained us this evening. An enchanting performance of her own songs simply accompanied on the guitar.
Pics (1) Saravian and Phonic FM (2) Saravian and fellow musician Pete Gage in the studio
Songs performed live by Saravian: Love Be With Us and Is The Sun Really Rising?
Recordings by our guest: Wild, Free & Beautiful; Trickster
Find out more about Sara and her music on myspace.

Recordings played to be completed
Bill Bloke..The First World Cup..demo 
The Daily Planet..The Safe Return Of The Venture..The Daily Planet Live 
Totally Gordgeous..Make Up..The Stroke Of Midnight All 
The Queen's Ravens..Eden..All The Queen's Ravens 
Show Of Hands..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed
Woodie Guthrie..I Ain't Got No Home..Pastures Of Plenty
The Destroyers..Torregaveta..Out Of Babel 
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Like The Blues Man 
Do Fucho Aparico - Tres Plus One Quartet..Ansiedad..Venezuelan Music For The World 
Rokia Traore..Aimer..Tchamantche 
Poisson Rouge..Dry wood..Cinq
Tim Van Eyken..Australia..Stiffs, Holymen & Thieves
Frank Yamma..Ngura Watjilpa..Global Sounds From Australia
Talulu..Lingua Lebi..Braga Maria 
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Bassekou..Segu Blue 
Dave Wood..Sheebeg & Sheemore..Into The Light
Andre Hajj Ensemble..Mah'lqaa..ARC Music 35th Anniversary 
Yira..Al Piantau..The Tango Club Night Vol 2 
Tend'm..Comptinett, Les Vergers..Une Musique Trad-Urbaine En Centre France
Fernhill..Y Fwynlan O Serch..Canu Rhydd

Monday, 7 November 2011


A great set tonight from Will and Gabriel from Gecko.
Hear the show again here.
Many thanks to them and to my co-interviewer Keri Ross.
With intelligent and perceptive lyrics and terrific melodies, Gecko produce danceable and fun songs. Will and Gabriel performed some of them for us on rootsandshoots and talked about how they got started and how Gecko have developed into one of the most exciting young acts in London. Their music crosses various genres including hip-hop, rock and folk and usually includes a strong story telling aspect.
You can hear and download their single Safest Bet - receiving lots of national and local radio plays - here and find out more about the band and their music on facebook and on myspace. They have videos too on Youtube including Safest Bet and Best Friend and they are extremely well made and highly entertaining.
Locals can catch Gecko and friends at Havana, Exeter on Wednesday 16 November. Details here.

Recordings played by Gecko: What You Gonna Do? and Safest Bet (available as a free download here)
Gecko played live...Too Much; I've Got Time; Best Friend and Pigeon.

In the first half of the show we saw the welcome return of Martin Henning who played...
Rafi Naabzada & Hameed Sakhizada..Sabza Ba Naaz Mea Ayad..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Afghanistan
Johnny Winter..I'm Yours and I'm Hers..Johnny Winter
All The Queen's Ravens..Profundo.. All The Queens Ravens
Taraf De Haidouks..Terno Chelipe..Electric Gypsyland
The Destroyers..Sirba..Out Of Babel
Dissidenten..Instinctive Traveller..World Lounge
Duo Lefeuvre & Diaz..Leo Estante Num Instante..Plasnetes Musiques 2006
Edoardo Catemario..El Gordo Triste..Complete Works With Guitar
Evan Christopher..Merlodie Au Crepuscule..Django A La Creole
Francesco Banchini..Szerelmi Tanc..Bar Italia
Mendes Brothers..Atequemfim..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coracao
Jason McNiff..Oh Caroline..Nobody's Son
Paul Astles & Bobby Valentino..You're Going Nowhere..Friendly Street

Martin Hodge later played...
Gogol Bordello..Wonderlust King..Super Taranta!
Jamie Smith's Mabon..Schindig..Live at the Grand Pavilion
Archie Roach..Little Sisters..global sounds from Australia
Madison Violet..Fallen By the Wayside..The Good In Goodbye
San Lazaro..La Chimera..Global Sounds From Australia

Monday, 31 October 2011

A feast of live music...

...on rootsandshoots this evening.
Hear the show again here.

We had a whale of a time in the studio tonight and hope you listeners enjoyed the feast of live music as much at home.

It was good to welcome back to Phonic FM ace local singer, guitarist, songwriter Jaime Leigh who joined me to play recordings of her choice.

From London, Marcus Bonfanti gave us an amazing live performance. Marcus is fast building a reputation for his own blues influenced music - and we found out why. Great songs, delivered in Marcus's deep, rich and expressive voice and a guitar style that just sings.

In the studio Marcus sang and played
The Bittersweet, Devil Girl and What Good Am I To You?
From his album Medicine Man we played
Honey and St James' Infirmary.
All except for the last track are written by Marcus.

See Marcus's website where you can find details of his gigs, more information on his music and albums. His new EP Medicine Man is only on sale at his gigs so get along to one or more!

Jaime Leigh also sang and played for us live, at times accompanied by top folk fiddler (on viola and violin) 
Ben van Weede. Beautiful songs written by Jaime plus a snazzy bluegrass number with Ben contributing a mean fiddle accompaniment. The songs: A Friend Like You; Painted Smiles; Finding My Ground (available on Jaime's album of the same name); Blackberry Blossom.

We are indebted to these highly entertaining and gifted musicians.
Martin Hodge

Recordings chosen by Jaime
Mad Dog McRea..The Which..The Whirling Dervish
Mark Wynn..Leaving Song..Lovers, Losers and Wasters
Spiers & Boden..Captain Ward..Vagabond

Recordings chosen by Martin
The Bad Shepherds..White Riot..By Hook Or By Crook
The Poozies..We Build Fires..Chantoozies
Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan..Main Tere Sangh Kaise..Naina lage Ke
Poisson Rouge..Du Regret..Cinq
Dave Wood..Sundown..Into the Light

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Bad Shepherds

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds are at Exeter Phoenix this Sunday 30th October. 8pm.

More details here: Box Office: 01392 667080 | www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments, not as a gimmick but because they like the music and the words.

Martin Hodge interviewed Ade Edmondson on Phonic FM on Wednesday 26th October. The interview first went out live on Paul Gallagher’s show Your Mother Might Like It and an excerpt that includes the interview can be heard here.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Cole and Chris this evening!

The session with Cole Stacey and
Chris Woods on rootsandshoots
this evening was highly entertaining.
Chris began. He showed his skill on the guitar by playing a composition of his own Resilience ...which aptly demonstrated the amazing percussive effects he can achieve on the instrument.

Chris accompanied Cole on the banjo - another instrument he plays exceedingly well - as Cole sang and played guitar for his own song Light A Candle.

Cole is a passionate and inspirational performer and is increasingly in demand for gigs across the country. He and Chris are nearing the end of a highly successful tour together. Locally, you can catch them at The Globe, Topsham this Wednesday 26 October if you can get a ticket.

Cole also gave us If You, a version of which is on his album Changing Faces.
Cole brought an album along by an idol of his- and a big influence on his music - Paul Simon. From this album Rhyming Simon he played Something So Right.

Without too much arm twisting, Chris gave us another two superbly played tunes of his: Night Life and Rolling Hills.

Many, many thanks to these two talented guys.
Check out their websites for details of their music, gigs etc:
Chris Woods + Cole Stacey

From Cole Stacey's album 
Changing Faces we played Just A Little Deeper and the title track. From his new album A Long Road To Find we played A Long Road To Find

Other recordings played
Chris Wood..Caesar..Handmade Life
Sondorgo..Posavsko C..Tamburising: Lost Music From The Balkans
Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitian..Guadalajara..Musica De America
Mariachi El Bronx..48 Roses..Mariachi El Bronx II
Marcus Bonfanti..Give Me Your Cash
Daughters Of Elvin..De La Grand Joie D'Amours..Galdrbrok
Regional De Vila Verde..1:0
The Kingston Trio..Greenback Dollar..Thank You For Smoking
King Kadu..Gormi Arma..Global Sounds From Australia
Blue King Brown..Never Fade Away..Global Sounds From Australia
Kasse Made Diabate..Bandja..Kasse Made Diabate
Fanfare Ciocarlia..Mukav Tu..Queens & Kings
Dave Wood..Long Distance Love..Into The Light

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Count rules

The Count (deceased) kept a watchful eye - or two - over proceedings in the studio today as we heard the delicious and infectious klezmer music of

They are Basil Bunelik (accordian), Tim Heming (clarinet and guitar) and Matt Webb (double bass). Many, many thanks to them for entertaining us. If you want to book them for your Hallowe'en evening, contact them via this website.

The Count's tunes were (1) Der Golden Cheseue (2) Belf's No. 1 (3) Der Gasn Nigun and Nacht In Gau Eydn (4) Honga & Freilachs

Follow the link below to see the band in action and hear their amazing music...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BSn5OappFMThe count is a ghost and occasionally sings ...

Basil Bunelik runs a Klezmer Music Session on Thursdays at 20:00 at The Barrel House in Totnes.
Recordings played
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate..Warbe..Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
The Destroyers..The Case Of The Dangerous Flamingo..Out Of Babel
Budapest Cafe Orchestra..Moldavie..Pocketful Of Rosin

Sezen Aksu..Vay..Optum
Chris Wood..No Honey-Tongued Sonnet..Handmade Life
Helen Yeomans & Glorious Chorus..Ola Mama..Weave A Prayer
Victor Jara..Zambia Del Che
Alyth..Chaidil Mi Raoir An Airgh..This Is Navigator Records
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin pictured playing for rootsandshoots..
Queen Quendolen..Singing the Bones
Cole Stacey..If You..Changing Faces
Gecko..What You Gonna Do?

Charnett Moffett..Moses..The Art Of Improvisation
Roland Becker..Cromenah..Immrama
Courtney Pine..Brotherman..Universal Jazz At The London Jazz Festival 2001
Jo Anne Kelly..Moon Going Down..fRoots #6

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Count Josef Lucky and the Transylvanian Vampers...

...are the latest additions to our Live music line-up. We are delighted to welcome the Vampers onto rootsandshoots on Monday 17 October!

See and hear them here.

Pic taken in central Transylvania by Martin Hodge

Monday, 10 October 2011

The lull before the storm

A quiet time in the studio at present with just the two Martins. But this will not last. Very soon we welcome a host of amazing musicians into the studio to perform on rootsandshoots. Scroll down for details.

The music we played this evening
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner..Beam Me Up..Magnify
Mateus Alelulia & Thalma De Freiras..Cordeiro de Nana..Brazilian Sampler From Bahia
Lais..La Grand Vent..Dorothea
Roland Becker..Bortifaouen..Immrama
John Escreet..As The Moon Disappears..The Age We Live In
Pentangle..Lord Franklin..Cruel Sister
Bert Jansch..Blackwaterside..Jack Orion
Bert Jansch 1943-2011 An innovative musician - sadly missed
Xalis..Lay Suma Lay..Etoile De Dakar
Mohamed Seddiq & Ranjit Kaur..Chad Suuf Da..Mein Sharlat De Bake
Ilhan Ersahin..Fly..Sahara Lounge
Sondorgo..Igran Cocec..Tamburising: Lost Music Of The Balkans
Amestoy Trio..Karaba..La Filles
Swing Gadje..Luka
Poisson Rouge..Du Regret / Annick's Earworm..Cinq
Cole Stacey..A Long Road To Find..A Long Road To Find
Jaime Leigh..Change..Finding My Ground
Daughters Of Elvin..Lucente Stella..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Susie Hodder-Williams & Chris Caldwell..Beardown..Mariners Way
David Harbottle & The Friendly Cats..Wolf
Chris Wood..Our Captain Calls..The Lark Descending
Spinach For Norman..Rocky Road Set..Ready To Start Again
Pietra Montecorvino..Guaglione..Froots 22
Sharif..Shraz..Sahara Lounge
Marcia Castro..Frevo Pecadinho..Brazilian Sampler From Bahia
Jason McNiff..Seaside Song..April Cruel
Belshazzar's Feast..Circle Of Biscuits..Find The Lady

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Lots of musicians...

...are lined up to play for 
on shows up to December. Here's the latest line-up:

24 October Cole Stacey and Chris Woods
31 October Jaime Leigh
7 November Gecko
14 November Sara Coffield (Saravian)
21 November Katie Marie
28 November David Harbottle
5 December Steve Tyler & Daughters of Elvin
12 December Yvonne and Lee (from Moor Reason)


Monday, 3 October 2011

Exe-Mex from Los No Boss

A fantastic live set from Matt and Simon - 
Los No Boss - tonight. All the way from sunny, sandy Exmouth, they gave us their special Exe-Mex sound.
Their songs were Gold Coast, Cliche, Jumble Sale and
Los No Boss. Check out their music on Soundcloud and myspace.

Recordings played
Daughters Of Elvin..Miri It Is While Summer Ilast / Landord's Scourge..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Panacea..Far Horizon..Panacea
Poisson Rouge..Dry Wood..Cinq
Los Lobos..Mujer Ingrata..Tin Can Trust
Lara Conley..Slow Jim..Apple Tree
Monkey Gland Blues Band..Mad Woman Blues
Lunasa..Unapproved Road..La Nua
Tommy Sands..The Road To Aughnacloy..Arising From The Troubles
Alison Klauss & Union Station..Paper Airplane..Paper Airplane
Ashkhabad..Bayaty..City Of Love
Primas Parade..Megy A Nap Lefele (The Sun Starts To Sink)..Primas Parade
Sondorgo & Ferus Mustafov..Dada Sali..Sondorgo & Ferus Mustafov In Concert
Eileen McGann..I Live Not Near The Louvre..Herding Cats: Songs & Poems Of Les Barker
Cock & Bull Band..L'Escalier..Pumped Up & Loaded
David Harbottle & The Friendly Cats..Knuckles Slam Down..Ferrara Girl
Mari Boine Persen..Oppskrift For Herrefolk..Gula Gula
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Courting Is A Pleasure..Singing The Bones
Amadou & Mariam..Beaux Dimanches..Paris Bamako (Live)
Jeff Nhore..Afara Koa Fsy Atao..African Beats: Essential African Grooves
Poisson Rouge..Le Fin Du Jour..Cinq

Monday, 26 September 2011

Studio traveller

One of the albums I played a track from - the one by Jerry Cahill - is called Armchair Traveller. I guess we on rootsandshoots are studio travellers. Martin and I enjoy travelling far and wide but we enjoy coming home too - and this is reflected in the music we play. Anyway, it was just me tonight as Martin was ill. Get well soon, Martin!
Martin Hodge

And so to tonight's playlist...

Gecko..Safest Bet (Follow this link for a free download of Safest Bet)

Alan Stivell..Metig..Chemin De Terre (released in the UK as From Celtic Roots)
Edyta Geppett & Kroke..Spiewam Zycie / Ajde Jano..Spiewam Zycie
Spiro..A Small Light In The Far West..Lightbox
Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan..Koi Poochhe Hai Kabhi..Naina Lagai Ke
Kasse Mady Diabate..Fununkesaya..Awards For World Music
Roy Bailey..Tomorrow Lies In The Cradle..Tomorrow
Lara Conley..Money Don't Mean A Thing..Apple Tree
Phil King..A War I Cannot Win..They Come & They Go
Beirut..Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)..Flying Club Cup
Debout Sur Le Zinc..Se Dire Adieu..Recreations
Oliver Mtukudzi..Ndagarwa..Nhaka..Paivepo
Black Umfolosi..Ubankwa Wezigodo..Unity
Ruarri Joseph..Just Ask..Live From The Shed
Chris Wood..Lusignac..Albion
Cole Stacey..Uprise..A Long Road To Find
Sondorgo..Oj Jesenke..Tamburisong: Lost Music Of The Balkans
Nigun..Shnirele Perele..Klezjazz
Tommy Sands feat. Moya..A Stone's Throw..A Rising From The Troubles
Dave Swarbrick with Martin Carthy..Barney Brallaghan / The New Widow Well Married / Paddy Be Aisy..Rags, Reels & Airs
Amadou & Mariam..C'Est La Vie..The Magic Couple
Phillip Henry..Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning..Live In The Living Room
Jerry Cahill pictured..Breath Of Fire..Armchair Traveller
Chartwell Dutiro..Kana Ndazofa..Dendere Ngoma
Gecko..What You Gonna Do?