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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

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Deptford and Jason McNiff

Yes Goran Bregovich is from Sarayevo, Bosnia not Poland as I said on air! Thanks Martin.
Jason Mcniff's album is out soon. Today's broadcast was a world exclusive premier of the track mentioned below.
For more information about Jason and his new album give him a google! Seems to be a lot of songs about Deptford (S.E. London) at the moment.
The Monkey Gland Blues Band have recorded one about Okehampton. Any one got any songs about Exeter that I could put on the show?

Tracks played tonight were:

Jason McNiff..If Ghosts Should Walk In Deptford..Deptford Days    
Paddy Roberts ..The Ballad of Bethnal Green .. Paddy Roberts
Goran Bregovic ..Yeremia ..Alkohol (Bonus Track Version)
Kal..Papusha.. KAL
Balfa Toujours ..Chicot Two-Step..Deux Voyages 
The Bonzo Dog Band ..The Equestrian Statue ..Gorilla
Levon Helm ..Feelin' Good..Dirt Farmer
Corinne Renaud, Catherine Grimault, Eric Thézé & Gérard Gordon..Ils Se Sont Endormis (Valse Trois Temps).. Brume
Esquisse..Rond De Loudeac - 15b3..Esquisse Live   
La Machine ..Track 08..La Machine  
Sous Le Pont ..Avant L'orage - Scottish..Sous Le Pont
Daily Planet ..The Big Scoop..The Big Scoop
One String Loose ..A Savage Scenario ..Kumquat
Ola Belle Reed ..Going to Write Me a Letter..Ola Belle Reed and Family
Alex Bershadsky ..Closer..Anonymous
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones ..Bottle Rocket ..Rocket Science (Deluxe Edition) 
Dan Berglund ..Stethoscope..Dan Berglund's Tonbruket
Buika..La Falsa Moneda.. Niña de Fuego
Burkina Electric ..Sankar Yaaré ..Paspanga 
Burhan Öçal ..Tim Tim ..Karadeniz
Esquina..Silbando .. Tango - Corto Maltese
Mendes Brothers ..Atéquemfim..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coração
Étoile de Dakar ..Lay Suma Lay ..Xalis (feat. Youssou N'Dour)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Segu ..Jonkoloni ..Blue 

Tango Band..Swardfish Trombones..Live at Hay Festival
Bay-Bay 6:20 Najm El Farah Essafi The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco Traditional

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Monday 19th November 2012 saw Steve Tyler & Katie Marchant of Woodwose and Daughters of Elvin in the studio for a live session.
They played 3 tunes exquisitely with Katie playing English
Border Bagpipes and Steve playing Percussion for
one tune, Hurdy Gurdy for another
and Cittern for the third.
Woodwose are playing at the Jubilee Hall, Chagford
on the 24th November at 8pm and for a concert at
Hazelwood House on 1st December at 8pm.
Well worth treating yourself to either or both of these.
Also played on the show were tracks from their
latest album, Dancing Stones: Id / Psychling,
Habibti's / Ignioc and Moonpig.
The CD is available from Woodwose at www.woodwosemusic.com
for £13.50 (inc. p&p) or £12 at Woodwose gigs.

Other music played was:
Somo Somo & Mose Fan Fan ..Hello Hello..Hello Hello
Richard Bona ..Couscous ..Munia (The Tale) 
Little Rumba ..Lone Star..The Big Picture
Maia..Slivers The Clown..The Grandfather Plan
Maia..El Aguacero.. Natural
Esquisse ..Scottish-Rouille..Esquisse Live  
Le Gop ..Ricochets..Le Gop!
Daughters Of Elvin..A L'entrada Del Tens Clar.. Garden Of Earthly Delights
Mediaeval Baebes ..Star of the Sea ..Mirabilis
Brocc..Kernow .. 13 Moons 
Dan Berglund ..The Wind and the Leaves ..Dan Berglund's Tonbruket
Ivor Cutler ..Baby Sits ..Dandruff 
Rodolfo y Su Tipica Ra7 ..La Colegiala ..Cumbia Cumbia
Philip Glass Ensemble .. Einstein On The Beach - Bed ..The Essential Philip Glass
Soukous Stars ..Tita..Gozando

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Josie came to call.

This week Josie Lloyd came in to the studio to sing some blues and play her wonderful National steel resonator guitar. She is working on some recordings at the moment so watch this space as and when it's completed.
Tracks played were as follows:

Katharina Kaali ..Lennä Leppäkerttu..The Tango Club Night, Vol. 2
Tango Jointz featuring Ricardo “Ricardito” Reveira..Tango.. Palermo Nuevo
Mustapha Bourgogne ..Khaliou Loudid Lamimtou..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco 

Maia.. The Grandfather Plan ..Pepper Stars   
The Monkey Gland Bluesband ..Shake It Down ..The Monkey Gland Bluesband 
Knockin' On Your Door..Elmore James Greatest Blues of All Time
Pain d'Epices ..Carotte..Équilibruiste
Emily Portman ..Scorching Sun ..Hatchling
Da Lata & Pedro Martins ..Alice (No Pais Da Malangragem)..Serious 
Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express ..Chitsidzo..Tinokumbira Kurarama 
Lúnasa ..Ryestraw ..Lá Nua
Marenostrum..A Sereia.. The Best Of MareNostrum (Compiled by Zilverzurf ) 
Nasser Cheshmazar ..Baba Karam..Tehran's Nights (Shabhaye Tehran), Iranian Dance Music, Vol 5:
Bessie Smith ..Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out ..Bessie Smith 
Duster Bennett ..Shady Little Baby..Duster Bennett - the Complete Blue Horizon Sessions  
Turgun Alimatov ..Kosh-Chenar..From Samarkand to Bukhara: A Musical Journey Through Uzbekistan  
Mongal Band ..Khuumei Song..Traditional Mongolian Music  

Lau..The Jigs..Soundcloud

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Guy Fawlkes

Monday 5th November 2012
For those not letting off fireworks and burning Guy Fawlkes I hope you were listening to Roots and Shoots. It was full of divers roots music from all over the globe, as usual. Fron Devon to the Mississippi Delta, Ireland to Ivory Coast.

Music played tonight was:

Eagle All Stars..Thrillah..Soundcloud
One String Loose ..Shakey The Pigeon..Kumquat
The Balfa Brothers ..Drunkard's Sorrow Waltz (La Valse des Bambocheurs)..Louisiana Legends
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys ..C'est l'heure pour changer (This Is the Time for Change) ..Grand Isle
Samuel Yirga ..The Blues Of Wollo ..Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012) 

Alice Jemima..Far From Here..All The Boyfriends EP
The Other Europeans ..Lautar Clarinet Suite #1..Songlines CD #82 (March 2012)
Mustapha Bourgogne ..Khaliou Loudid Lamimtou ..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
The Circus Contraption Band ..Shneykoyl..The Half-Wit's Descent
Wilko Johnson ..I Really Love Your Rock 'n' Roll ..The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volume 2
John McSherry ..The Stone of Destiny..Soma
Beoga..How to Tune a Fish .. How to Tune a Fish
Le Gop ..Bliz-La Course Des Nuages ..Le Gop!
La Chavannée ..Adèle blanc sec / Derrière les carreaux..Rage de danse
Ti Jaz ..Loudia..Rêves Sauvages
Jean- Charles Guichen ..Un Tu Bennak ..Guitares Celtiques - Collection Musiques Celtiques (13 Morceaux Instrumentaux)
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension ..Wonderfall ..Now Here This
Bako Dagnon ..Le Guide de la Révolution (Simbad Remix) ..Le Guide de la Révolution
Dalla..Fly Cellar/Heva Cornishe .. Cribbar
Hoover The Dog ..Gavotte/Baching Mad ..Scratch 'n' Sniff
Roberto Fonseca ..Gnawa Stop ..Yo
Duotone..Turning Pages Over ..  Songlines CD #83 (April/May 2012)
Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bábaro ..I'd Cry ..Songlines CD #83 (April/May 2012)
The Unthanks ..The Testimony of Patience Kershaw ..Here's the Tender Coming
Mikey Dread ..Destiny ..Life Is a Stage 
Next wGong..Tried So Hard .. Opium for the People
Martha Tilston..The Numbness..Soundcloud

Next week I will be hosting a live performance from blues singer/resonator guitarist from Hatherleigh, Josie Lloyd.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

29th October show

Ti Jaz ..Idéal Jazz .. Rêves Sauvages
Lebedek..Hode Hode .. Lebedek
Bliz-La Course Des Nuages 6:06 Le Gop Le Gop! Traditional 
Riccardo Tesi ..Pomodhoro ..Banditaliana
Hans Karl Berger, Karl Berger, Santi Debriano, Koji Paul Shigihara & Leroy Williams ..Guitar Vibes ..Around
Sandy Lopicic Orchestar ..Last 1..Border Confusion
Dalla..Parra Hearn.. More Salt!
Sin É..The Hard Hat Set=The Goban; Munera De Casu; S. O. R. .. It's About Time
Emily Portman ..Hatchlings..Hatchling
A Hawk and a Hacksaw & The Hun Hangár Ensemble ..Oriental Hora..A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble
Richard Bona..Shiva Mantra ..  The Ten Shades of Blues  
Lúnasa..Loophead..  Sé
Amir Beso..Restless Rumba ..  Illumination 
Anelis..Mulher Segundo Meu Pai .. Brazil New Series
Mendes Brothers..Pasadinha .. Cabo Verde / Kabu Verdi
Vince Mendoza..Shekere .. Nights On Earth
Jamie Smith's Mabon..The Gordano Ranter ..  Windblown
Cantec De Ascultuare Si Breaxa

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Keep on Going on

Mezkala with Nana..Berimbau..Mezkala
Jamie Smith's Mabon..Lady Of The Woods..Soundcloud
Jack Savouretti..Changes..Soundcloud
Amadou & Mariam..Unissons nous (feat. Keziah Jones) .. Welcome to Mali
Sin É..Keep On Going On=Father Timon's; Father Jack's; Father Ted's.. It's About Time
Spiro..The Mezzotint .. Kaleidophonica
Jan Hrubý, Jiří Tomek, Michal Gera, Jiří Cerha, Ladislav Kantor & Jazz Q Martina Kratochvíla ..Naděje ..Elegie 
Medialuna Tango Project ..Una Flor y Dos Corazones ..Una Flor y Dos Corazones 
Wilko Johnson ..Barbed Wire Blues..The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volume 2 
Alick Macheso and Orchestra Mberikwazvo ..Ziva Zvaunoda..Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Segu ..Jonkoloni ..Blue 
Corinne Renaud, Catherine Grimault, Eric Thézé & Gérard Gordon..Carnaval (Valse Huit Temps).. Brume
Esquisse..Ridee 6 Temps - Traffic ..Esquisse Live   
Hamon Martin Quintet ..Danse de la pluie ..Les métamorphoses
Mousaka ..Hanter Dro..Ca S'Bouffe Pas, Ca S'Danse  
Municipale Balcanica ..Kolomeyka ..Road To Damascus 
Riccardo Tesi Banditaliana ..Tarantella Al Melograno ..Riccardo Tesi Banditaliana
Ben Williams ..Home..State of Art

Dan Berglund ..Cold Blooded Music ..Dan Berglund's Tonbruket
Lil' Band O' Gold ..Spoonbread ..Louisiana Legends (Songlines #86 Bonus CD) 
Martyn Bennett ..Swallowtail..Songlines CD #82 (March 2012)
Sam Lee ..Goodbye My Darling ..Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Plebs Blues!

Wilko Johnson ..Down By The Waterside..The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volume 2
Tango Siempre ..Cascada (feat. Gilad Atzmon) ..Barrio Tango
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset ..Sea Song ..The Bairns
Motion Trio ..It's Ok ..Pictures from the Street
Mendes Brothers ..Deusa de Orion..The Gate of Return 1
Zakopower..Kiebys Ty .. Polska Rootz
Fred Frith ..Romanisches Cafe ..Step Across the Border
Medialuna Tango Project ..Una Flor y Dos Corazones ..Una Flor y Dos Corazones
FOS Brothers ..M62 Blues..Without Reason + 2 bonus hidden tracks
Monty Morris & Stranger Cole ..Blessed Be..Ska Down Jamaica - The Best of Ska
Brotto Lopez ..Jeu Soi Perdut..Le Bal 

Rosa Rebecka..Can Vei La Lauzeta..Songs For Mrs. Beautiful
Hanggai Band ..Grassland Life (Cao Yuan Sheng Huo)..Hanggai (Mongolian)
Homayun Sakhi, Mukhtor Muborakqadomov, Salar Nader & Sirojiddin Juraev ..Zuhal's Song ..Music of Central Asia, Vol. 9 (In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals)
Tarang..Homage.. Sound Of South Asia (Songlines #83 Bonus CD)
Jan Hruby & Kukulin ..Falls of Rauros ..Silmarillion

Jaromir Nohavica..Plebs blues (Live) .. V Lucerne (Live)
Swami Jr..Paladino .. Brazil New Series (Songlines #82 Bonus CD)
Sunpie" Barnes & Michael Douget ..Zydeco et La Encore .."Louisiana Legends (Songlines #86 Bonus CD)
Criolo..Bogotá..Criolo Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)
Ivor Cutler ..I'm Walking to a Farm ..Dandruff Alternative  

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Cosmic Drone and hospital moan.

Monday 8th October 2012 saw Roots and Shoots on air as usual.
Great to see so many live music events happening in the area.
Tracks played were as follows:
Cosmic Drone ..Les Fregates ..Cosmic Drone
Robert Wyatt ..Shipbuilding (Remastered in 1998)..EPs
Brotto Lopez ..Jeu Soi Perdut..Le Bal  
Vlatko Stefanovsky and Miroslav Tadic..Uci me majko, karaj me .. Live in Belgrade
FOS Brothers ..Without Reason ..Without Reason + 2 bonus hidden tracks  
Flight of the Conchords ..Rambling Through the Avenues of Time ..I Told You I Was Freaky
Caçapa..Coco-Rajão 4 .. Brazil New Series
La Bottine Souriante ..Mon Père ..Songlines CD #82 (March 2012)
Purbayan Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan, Atul Raningas And Taufiq Qureshi ..Dwo ..Sound Of South Asia
Feufollet ..Bosco Stomp ..La Bande Feufollet
Emily Portman ..Hinge of the Year ..Hinge of the Year - Single
The Klezmatics ..Araber Tants .. Rhythm + Jews 
Cahit Berkay & Grup Zan ..Arda Kalan ..Istanbul Twilight 
Smadj, Orhan Osman & Savaş Zurnaci ..Bardezum ..SOS
Anthony Jackson & Yiorgos Fakanas ..Parhelia ..Interspirit
The Moon and the Nightspirit ..Ösforrás ..Osforras  
Motion Trio ..It's Ok ..Pictures from the Street
Ivor Cutler ..Go and Sit Upon the Grass ..Velvet Donkey  
Mezkala..Berimbau .. with Nana..Demo

Megan Henwood..Television..Sound Cloud
Rosa Rebecka..Heartful Of Seaweed..Songs For Mrs. Beautiful
Alice Jemima..I Didn't Know What To Expect..All The Boyfriends EP 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Monday 1.10.12 - Roots and Shoots solo

Hi all.

Monday 1st October 2012 saw me, Martin Henning, beginning a period of solo Roots and Shoots shows. Many thanks to Martin Hodge for all his trailblazing work over the last 6 years.
There were no guest musicians this week but that will not be the case for long. I have already booked Daughters of Elvin in for a chat and to play some live music as well as music from their new album on the show on the 19th November and there will be more. Watch this space! 

Music played was as follows:
Abyssinia Infinite, featuring Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw ..Alesema ..Zion
Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane ..Thiere Lamboul..Thiosanne
Ahilea..Kalabalak.. Cafe Svetlana
All the Queens Ravens..Valiente..All the Queens Ravens
The Angel Brothers and Satnam Singh ..Black Waterside ..From Punjab to Pit Top
Arvest..Liammou .. Tri Diaoul
Avishai Cohen ..Ani Maamin..Continuo
B'Net Marrakech ..Leilaa Lill..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
Brotto Lopez ..Se Vols Venir Ambre Ieu..Le Bal
Buika..La Falsa Moneda .. Niña de Fuego
Ciac Boum ..Scottish Manon ..Vert
The Destroyers ..Black Cat ..Hole In the Universe
Dick Gaughan ..Erin-Go-Bragh..Songlines CD #82 (March 2012)
Dissidenten..Instictive Traveler.. World Lounge
Edoardo Catemario ..Cinco Piezas - Campero..Complete Works With Guitar
Robert Wyatt ..Pastafari ..Comicopera
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset ..Blackbird..The Bairns
Lionel Loueke ..Goree ..Heritage
Mossycoat ..Lionel Loueke ..The Glamoury
Lionel Loueke ..Isn’t It a Lovely Night? ..The Hazards of Love

Alice Jemima..By Your Side..All The Boyfriends
Rosa Rebecka..In Praise Of Grey..Songs For Mrs. Beautiful
Sechou Keita..Baiyo..African World

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Griselda Sanderson

Griselda Sanderson was our special guest on this week's rootsandshoots (Monday 24 September). This too was my farewell from the Phonic FM show and my chance to express my gratitude and say farewell to many people including my colleague Martin Henning, other fellow presenters, all the guests who have been on the show up to now and, of course, listeners. Once again, many, many thanks to you all. Enjoy rootsandshoots with Martin Henning and guests from now on.
Listen to the show here.    Also video by Cecil Hatfield here.
Martin Hodge
Pictures by  Cecil Hatfield with thanks.

Griselda Sanderson gave us a delicious Swedish Polska tune on her amazing nyckelharpa, the instrument you see in the pictures here. The nyckelharpa is a Swedish bowed, keyed fiddle with sympathetic strings. 

Gris talked too about an exciting new agency she has set up to promote and support folk and world music acts based in South West England. Do check it out - it's a really worthwhile venture that starts with the recognition that in the south-west we have some top rate musicians from a wide range of cultures. Full details from Waulk Music.

Gris played two tracks, each from fellow artists represented by Waulk Music Agency: Amadou Diagne (track: Yakka - traditional Senegalese) and Tamaraneh (track: Pangamo).

Lovely to have you on the show, Gris!
Other recordings played 
Spinach For Norman..Exe Hornpipe..Ready To Start Again
Rosa Rebecka..Night Song..Songs For Mrs Beautiful
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..Regi Bugalú (Bugalú)..Tropidélico
Liya Ag Ablil, Nadia Nid El Mourid, Abdallah Ag Ahmed, Mathias Vaguenez, Sanou Ag Ahmed, Yamina Nid El Mourid & Terakaft Kel..Awa Adounia..Tamasheq (Deluxe Edition)
The Unthanks..Lucky Gilchrist..Here's The Tender Coming
Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson..The Mermaid..On The Tide
Eric Ness..Problems, Blah Blah Blah
Lau..Salty Boys..Arc Light
Tangongo..Untitled..The Tango Club Night Vol. 2
Julaba Kunda..Working Song..Traders
Roberto Rodriguez..Timba Talmud..Timba Talmud
Mariachi El Bronx..Mariachi El Bronx..Mariachi El Bronx (II)
Suuf..Yarleen..Debbo Hande
Rosa Rebecka..In Praise Of Grey..Songs For Mrs Beautiful
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..The King Of Poland..Beneath The Black Tree
Krar Collective..LDN..London's Calling (Bonus Version)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Rosa returns to Roots and Shoots

On this evening's rootsandshoots we were delighted to welcome back singer songwriter musician Rosa Rebecka. Rosa introduced us to her new album and played two songs live in the studio.

Listen to the show here.

Rosa's songs were
Om Alla from her album Untold
A Heart Full Of Seaweed LIVE with Rosa's very special guitar
Night Song from Rosa's new album Songs For Mrs Beautiful
(World Premier of a song from the album!!)
Broken Melody LIVE with guitar

Rosa Rebecka will be in concert at Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 23 September at 18:00 
along with Tobias Ben Jacob, Paul Wilson, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and Rowan Massey.

  Photos of Rosa in the Phonic FM studio by Cecil Hatfield.
Other recordings played
Tom Paley's Old-Time Moonshine Revue..Little Birdie..Roll On, Roll On
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Old Adam The Poacher..Singing The Bones
Griselda Sanderson..Treadnightly March..Harpaphonics
Watcha Clan..Im Nin'Alu..Orient Noir
Eamon Friel..The Man Of Few Words..The Streets Forget
Suuf..Ndao Yi .. Debbo Hande 
Mahsa & Majjan Vahdat..Garden Of Visions .. Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)
Duster Bennett ..Bright Lights Big City (Live) ..Duster Bennett - the Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Paddy Roberts ..We've Got to Thank Columbus ..The Very Best of Paddy Roberts
Little Rumba ..New Years Resolution ..We Could Be Anywhere 

Treacherous Orchestra ..Easter Island ..Origins 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Ben and Alfie

Sincere thanks to Ben and Alfie for joining us on rootsandshoots on Monday and for introducing us to songs from their forthcoming album No Measure
Listen to the show here.

They are fantastic young musicians, storytellers and songwriters and we were not at all surprised that they have been invited to perform at the Young Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Read more about and listen to some of Ben and Alfie's music on their blog

Ben and Alfie's songs were: Velvet Tongued ManNo MeasureSnowfallAfter The Noise and For Good. We - and several listeners who got in touch - eagerly look forward to the release of the album.

Get well soon, Alfie! When your finger is fully healed, we'd love you and your brother to come back and play for us on Phonic FM.

Pictures in the Phonic FM studio by Cecil Hatfield
Other music played
Tama..Sima..Spirit Of Africa
Suuf..Ndao Yi..Debbo Hande
Sous Le Pont..Avant L'Orage - Scottish..Sous Le Pont
Dominique Folges Avec Bandabero..Track 03..Y Vitadez-Vous
Spiro..Spit Fire Spout Rain..Kaleidophonica
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..Regi Bugalú (Bugalú)..Tropidélico
Samuel Yirga.The Blues Of Wollo..Guzo
Luísa Maita..Fulaninha..Brazil New Series 
Watcha Clan..Im Nin 'Alu..Orient Noir
Kocani Orkestar..Siki Siki..Borat Soundtrack
Brotto Lopez..La Candela..Le Bal
The Bard..Late Afternoon..Springtime Fool

Goran Bregovic..Edelezi..Borat Soundtrack

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Brilliant Young Musicians on Roots and Shoots

On Monday 10 September on rootsandshoots we welcome Ben & Alfie. They will be introducing us to several of their new songs. They really are brilliant and highly entertaining. Definitely not to be missed!

Monday, 3 September 2012

David Heathfield

This evening we were entranced by traditional tales - a Tamil story as well as tales from Afghanistan and Africa - told to us by ace storyteller David Heathfield
Listen to the show here.
Photos by Cecil Hatfield. Thanks, Cecil!
David's stories for us were: The Three Diamonds, The Silver in the Hearth and How Kwaku Ananse Got All The Stories.

Find out more about David and his story telling on his website. You can also find his stories on Youtube.
David talked about The World Stories Project celebrating in story the 21 most spoken languages in the UK. Take a look at their website too.

Devon Wildlife Trust have booked David to tell stories at their Bovey Heathfield Day on Saturday 15 September. Follow the link for information.

Music played
The Toids..Seek..Unblocked Ears
Matlubeh..Gayla Gach..From Samarkand to Bukhara: A Musical Journey Through Uzbekistan
The Toure-Raichel Collective..Ane Nahatka (feat. Cabra Casay)..The Tel Aviv Session
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston..4am..Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Aruna Sairam..Tillana In Raagam Gambhira Nattai..Sound Of South Asia
The Quantic Soul Orchestra..She Said What? (Version)..Shapes 
Eric Ness..Peace Maker..Blah Blah Blah
Staff Benda Bilili..Libala Ya Mungwa..Bouger Le Monde
Moor Reason..Searching For Something..Secret Love EP
One String Loose..A Savage Scenario..Kumquat
Cole Stacey & Joseph O'Keefe..Light A Candle
Ben & Alfie..Hot Ginger..Milestones
Sin É..The Hard Hat Set: The Goban; Munera De Casu; S. O. R..It's About Time
Anelis..Mulher Segundo Meu Pai..Brazil New Series
Baiana System..Oxe Como Era Doce..Brazilian Sampler from Bahia
Maz Totterdell..Smile On Sunshine & Rex Preston..4am..Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Baba Zula..Kelebekler Kuslar..Gecekondu