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About

We've hit our initial target - THANK YOU! But we can't stop yet; every penny we raise means the future of the magazine is more certain. If we can hit £40,000 that means we'll be so much more confident about your investment supporting us into the future.

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fRoots magazine has been publishing continuously for almost 40 years, bringing you the best in folk, roots and world music – what we call ‘local music from out there’. 

Joe Boyd : "I doubt if the huge audience that now exists for world and roots music would be there if it weren't for fRoots."

Robert Plant : "Incredibly stimulating."

But, like many print magazines, we've reached crisis point.

We want to keep publishing the great interviews, commentary, photography, reviews and listings that our readers love and are so vital to the independent music world we support - but the magazine is no longer breaking even, despite our faithful advertisers and subscribers. We've been having difficulty covering our costs since the crash in 2008, and the magazine can no longer continue with its current business model.

We need to develop a new business model and decide what our next steps are as a publication - but we can't devote time to doing that while we're also trying to stay on top of a busy publishing schedule and balance increasingly unbalanced costs and income. This is why we need your help.

If we can raise more than £20,000 - preferably a lot more! - it will greatly relieve current pressures, so that rather than worrying about paying the bills, the fRoots team can develop a new business model for the magazine. We can also plan for the current editor's handover to a new team to take over the reins. Founder Ian Anderson has been tirelessly creating the magazine all this time, and is keen to ensure a smooth transition to make sure all the work of the last four decades won't be lost. Your support will mean that we keep the magazine going for as long as possible, with a team willing and able to take it into the future.

Jon Boden: "It is the inclusivity at the heart of fRoots magazine - the ability to celebrate cultural specificity alongside multicultural cross-fertilisation and global unity - that makes it such a vital and life affirming publication."

Billy Bragg : "fRoots proves that Englishness and multi-culturalism do go together. Music is great at creating empathy between individuals, communities, races and nations and by spreading the word, fRoots has made a considerable contribution to this process. Long may you continue to do so."

Our history

fRoots has always stayed connected with the grass roots from which we grew, and operated outside of the mainstream music business. We’ve often been the first to highlight artists and musics that readers may not have been so familiar with, with more attention to cultural and gender equality than most, as a glimpse at some of our 21st century covers will show. . We’ve often got involved in event promotion and media partnership as well as simply publishing a magazine. Down the years it has been that deliberately non-commercial, involved, activist approach that has helped give us our incredibly loyal readership for which we are so grateful. Many thanks go to you if you are already a subscriber.

Arts Council officers have told us that because of all we do, we tick many of the boxes that they most require from clients in order to support them with funding, but unfortunately the Arts Council has no scheme to support ‘commercial’ magazines, no matter how deserving and uncommercial they agree we are. And we've never had the luxury of a publishing house or investor behind us.

Folk, roots and world music gets irregular coverage from the mainstream publishing and broadcast media, yet in spite of the music itself being in an incredibly creative and buoyant phase, it seems to have currently fallen off the mainstream's radar. fRoots is always there for the music, and rarely has it been more needed than now. 

Sam Lee: “What would a young folk singer do these days if it were not for the pioneering, sound divining, scene defining, truffle sniffing skills and reportage of this very magazine?”

Here at fRoots, we have taken many sensible steps to cut overheads including relocating out of London, freezing or cutting wages (in the editor's case not drawing any pay at all for the past two years) and decentralising our hard working staff. But without outside funding or investment we need the support of our community more than ever if we are going to maintain this valuable role in the new realities. 

How can you help?

The most obvious is, of course, to support this Kickstarter! Remember, if we don't hit our target of £20,000 we get absolutely nothing (your card won't be charged unless and until we hit the target), so every backer helps. We've got some fantastic backer rewards so you'll be able to get your hands on something very special.

If you can't back this Kickstarter, the next best thing you can do is to share the link. We need everyone with an interest in folk, world and roots music to know this is happening. Please pass it on to your friends, your colleagues, mention it at your local session, tell your local music venue, share it on social media, put it in your newsletter if you have one - tell people why this matters to you. Your words make an enormous difference.

Rewards

We've been amazed by the rewards people have got in touch to offer - and we like to think it says something about the position fRoots holds in its readers' hearts and the musical ecosystem.

The rewards we’re able to offer are actually pretty overwhelming (even for us!) so here’s a quick list of what’s available, plus links to external sites for more background info:

CDs, LPs, music downloads and other treasures:

  • High quality A2/A3 prints of any fRoots cover since 2000
  • Five fRoots back issues of choice, from available stock - whether you've got some gaps in your collection you'd like to fill, or you're new to the magazine and want to catch up
  • Limited edition art paper A3 prints of two Biff strips: 'Bernie & Jeremy' (2016) and 'Morris Dancing' (2009):
Biff cartoon: Bernie & Jeremy
Biff cartoon: Bernie & Jeremy

 

Biff cartoon: Morris dancing
Biff cartoon: Morris dancing

  • CDs of Gabi Lunca: Sounds from a Bygone Age
  • James Yorkston signed white label test pressings and novel Three Craws
  • Glass painting of Youssou N'Dour by Senegalese artist Mahiah, plus CD
Youssou N'Dour, by Mahiah
Youssou N'Dour, by Mahiah
  • A Jaune Toujours limited edition collectors' box set
  • Andrew Cronshaw signed CD bundle
  • A collection of vinyl EPs from Fledgling: Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs, and Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick
  • A set of signed CDs from Choux de Bruxelles, featuring Jaune Toujours, Mec Yek, Qotob Trio, and Arabanda
  • A collection of CDs from Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma, including contemporary compositions of Cretan music
  • A set of CD and vinyl recordings from the Hornbeam catalogue, featuring Tom Paley, Spider John Koerner, Bonnie Dobson and Jim Kweskin
  • A signed Natalie Merchant 10-CD box set
  • A huge bundle of treasures from Oysterband (seriously, too much to list out here - have a look!)
  • An amazing - and discovered by surprise in their warehouse! - full 78-vinyl archive from Fellside; you are not going to find this somewhere else
  • A pair of signed CDs from Emily Jones, aka Owl Textures
  • CDs of contemporary Cretan music from Giorgos Manolakis and Stelios Petrakis
  • A collection of CDs from Muziekpublique
  • A set of six CDs from Pete Coe
  • A signed and dedicated copy of Unprepared To Die, Paul Slade's acclaimed exploration of the true stories behind American murder ballads

Festival tickets: 

We have fistfuls of festival tickets to give away: 

  • A pair of tickets to Fire in the Mountain, 1-3 June 2018
  • A pair of tickets to Cornwall Folk Festival, 24-27 August 2018

Event tickets:

  • Kickstarter exclusive: a ticket (only 50 tickets available) to join Joe Boyd, legendary producer and writer, for an evening at the Green Note in Camden, London, taking you through his perspectives on musical history followed by a Q&A session - 17 April 2018.
  • Tickets to a 2018 concert from The Goose Is Out in south London
  • A pair of registrations to WOMEX 18, "the most important international professional market of world music of every kind"

One-off experiences:

  • Tea and a chat with Fay Hield - pick her brains about songs, singing and more.
  • A personalised video from Jon Boden, who will record a song from his repertoire for you, along with a message for you or dedicated to someone else - do you know someone with a big birthday, anniversary, or celebration coming up?
  • Visit the BBC's Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe in Salford - meet Mark, the team behind the show, and whoever the special guest is that week, and sit in on the recording of that week's show.
  • A day's birding in Poole Harbour with Simon Emmerson of The Imagined Village and Afro Celt Sound System
  • Co-create your very own original Borfolk strip on a topic of your choosing

House concerts: 

Whether you decide to club together with a few friends, or sell tickets (privately, not commercially), a house concert is an amazing way to hear an artist really up close and personal - whether it's in your own home, or a nearby private space like a cafe.

  • A one-man Northumbrian ceilidh from Alistair Anderson
  • Maggie Holland

Lessons and workshops: 

  • A private morris workshop for you and up to five friends with Laurel Swift & Alex Merry
  • Skype singing lessons with Tim Eriksen
  • Music production workshop with Gerry Diver

fRoots advertising: 

If you haven’t tried advertising in fRoots before now, we have two special offers for new advertisers if you book through the Kickstarter:

  • A full page advert in the magazine, normal cost £697 or more
  • A full page inside cover advert in the magazine, to run for three consecutive months, normal cost £2300 or more

Risks and challenges

To heavily mix metaphors: this isn't a magic bullet, it's a lifebelt. We would love to promise that your support here will mean fRoots will keep publishing for another 40 years, but we can't say that.

We have plenty of ideas for what our next steps should be, but we need the time to sit down with a wider team, and plan them out in detail - artistically and financially - and that's what your support will give us. It means we'll at least be able to be confident that we've planned it out as carefully as possible.

The future of the magazine will look very different from its past (like many print magazines) but we're committed to keeping it going in physical and other forms for as long as possible.

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    An evening with Joe Boyd

    Folk rock from Newport to Fairport: the early years

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    fRoots cover print: A3

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    fRoots intro: 5 back issues of choice

    Choose five back issues from those available, while stocks last! We'll contact you as soon as the campaign closes for your choices - the sooner you get back to us, the more likely you are to get your first choice. Full list and availability here: http://frootsmag.com/shop/backissues/

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    Biff 'Bernie & Jeremy' A3 print

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    Biff 'Morris Dancing' A3 print

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    Andrew Cronshaw signed 3CD bundle

    A set of three signed CDs from Andrew Cronshaw - Ochre, The Unbroken Surface of Snow, and SANS Live.

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    Choux de Bruxelles signed CD bundle

    With thanks to Choux de Bruxelles, a set of five signed CDs from their collection:

    Routes by Jaune Toujours
    SuperDiverCity by Mec Yek
    Entity by Qotob Trio
    Re:Plugged - remix album Jaune Toujours & Mec Yek
    Shams by Arabanda

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    Eliza Carthy bundle - all signed

    A collection of treasures from Eliza Carthy: Wayward Daughter, the biography (signed by Eliza and Sophie Parkes, the author); signed copy of 'Wayward Daughter' – Eliza’s compilation album (signed by Eliza); signed copy of Neptune – critically acclaimed song writing album (signed by Eliza), and signed copy of LAYLA, by Carthy, Hardy, Farrell, Young (signed by all 4 artists – Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell, and Kate Young).

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    Muziekpublique 6CD bundle

    With thanks to Muziekpublique, a collection of six CDs: Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele "Tamala"; Voxtra 'The Encounter of Vocal Heritage'; Refugees for Refugees 'Amerli'; Malick Pathe Sow & Bao Sissoko 'Aduna'; Zongora ''Doverie'; Shahkilid 'Nedaye Asemani'

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    Signed Natalie Merchant box set

    Signed copy of The Natalie Merchant Collection, a ten-CD box set with thanks to Nonesuch Records.

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    Waulk Records 9CD bundle

    With thanks to Waulk Records, a collection of nine albums spanning twenty years, from their first to most recent release:

    1 - VEER by Griselda Sanderson & Ricardo de Noronha 2017
    2 - CURLICUE by Freya Rae & Louis Bingham 2015
    3 - RADIAL by Griselda Sanderson 2015
    4 - GNAWA LONDON by Simo Lagnawi 2013
    5 - YAKAR by Amadou Diagne 2013
    6 - TRADERS by Julaba Kunda (Juldeh Camara & Griselda Sanderson) 2011
    7 - HARPAPHONICS by Griselda Sanderson 2008
    8 - UM-DI-UM by Waulk Elektrik 1999
    9 - HOUSE MUSIC by Waulk Elektrik 1997

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    Skype singing lesson with Tim Eriksen

    A personal 45min singing lesson from Tim Eriksen, via Skype, focusing on finding your confidence as a singer.

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    Oysterband bundle

    An absolutely enormous collection of treasures from Oysterband:

    Autographed vinyl copy of Oysterband's Holy Bandits LP (just released, never before on vinyl)
    CDs:
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    Diamonds On The Water
    Meet You There
    Deserters
    The Shouting End Of Life
    The Oxford Girl And Other Stories
    This House Will Stand (Best of 1998-2015) (2CD set)
    June Tabor & Oysterband : Ragged Kingdom
    John Jones : Never Stop Moving
    Alan Prosser & Al Clarke : Roomful Of Light
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    Oysterband 40th Anniversary Tour Hoodie (size to be chosen)
    40th Anniversary Tour Teatowel
    40th Anniversary Tour Keyring
    Oysterband enamel badge
    Oysterband lightweight nylon backbag

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    Fire in the Mountain tickets

    With thanks to Fire in the Mountain: a pair of tickets to 2018's festival, 1-3 June 2018, camping included.

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    Gerry Diver music production workshop

    Spend an afternoon with Gerry Diver in his personal studio in South London. Get as techie as you like! Gerry will take you though a live ‘production’ session working on a track from scratch with Lisa Knapp as the singer for the day. If talk of all things mixing, production and arranging are your thing, this could be for you. All levels welcome, Gerry will tailor session to suit the group - date and time to be arranged by mutual agreement.

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    Glass painting of Youssou N'Dour

    Glass painting of Youssou N'Dour by the Senegalese artist Mahiah, originally intended for Youssou's Rokku Mi Rokka album, plus copy of Rokku Mi Rokka CD.

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    Cornwall Folk Festival tickets

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    Morris with Laurel Swift & Alex Merry

    A private morris workshop for you and up to five friends with acclaimed dancers Laurel Swift (Morris Offspring) and Alex Merry (Boss Morris, Belles of London City) - location and date by mutual agreement, if possible close to Bristol, Stroud, or London.

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    Full page advert in fRoots

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    Maggie Holland house concert

    A concert in your own home (northern England/southern Scotland) from Maggie Holland - you can sell tickets (privately, non-commercially), or get a few friends together and cover the cost for a very special performance. Date to be mutually agreed.

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    Alistair Anderson one-man ceilidh

    A one-man Northumbrian ceilidh in your own home or private space (UK only) from Alistair Anderson, who will call, play for the dancing, and do a few spots for the dancers to get their breath back! You can sell tickets (privately, non-commercially), or get a few friends together and cover the cost for a very special performance. Date to be mutually agreed.

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    Fellside 78-vinyl bundle

    A very special reward from Fellside, who quite literally discovered this brand new archive collection in their warehouse. This is a full set of all 78 vinyl LPs released on the Fellside label, all new and mostly unplayed, including artists such as Jez Lowe (first 4 solo albums + first Bad Pennies album), Roy Harris, Songs From The Penguin Book (M. Carthy, R Harris, J. Lowe, L Adams, J Bowden); Martyn Wyndham Read; Brian Peters; Bobby Eaglesham; Sara Grey;Steve Turner; Dave Goulder; Gerry Hallom; Cockersdale. An extraordinary treasure trove for vinyl collectors.

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    Inside cover ad in fRoots (three months)

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    Folk Not Hate fRoots canvas bag

    Limited edition fRoots Folk Not Hate bag - a large natural canvas 12oz shopping bags, 38x43x10 cm with long handles.

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    Lankum - signed CD

    Signed copies of Lankum's acclaimed new album Between The Earth And Sky.

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    Evolving Tradition/Ruth Notman CDs

    One copy each of Evolving Tradition (various artists) and The Life Of Lilly (Ruth Notman), with thanks to Mrs Casey Music.

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    Dedicated copy of Unprepared To Die

    A copy of Unprepared To Die, Paul Slade's exploration of America’s greatest murder ballads and the true crime stories that inspired them, with a personal dedication from the author. Paperback.

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    Emily Jones signed CD pair

    A pair of signed CDs from Emily Jones: The Book of the Lost, by Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill, and Autumn Eye by Emily Jones.

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    Movimientos Records CDs

    Thanks to Movimientos Records, we have a pair of CDs to offer - La Mambanegra's debut album El Callegüeso Y su Malamaña, and Voodoo Love Orchestra's Inglorious Technicolor.

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    • CD: Inglorious Technicolor, by Voodoo Love Orchestra
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    Real World 25 anniversary box

    With thanks to Real World Records, mark 25 years of the label with this celebratory 3CD set boasting big names, hidden gems and tracks chosen by listeners, and including a 28 page booklet containing the story of 25 Years of Real World Records, and a collection of Real World Tales with contributions from musicians, producers, designer and managers.

    https://realworldrecords.com/release/634/real-world-25/

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    Stick In The Wheel signed From Here CD

    CD album of From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, signed by many of the artists who performed at the Cafe Oto launch in March 2017.

    In 2016, following their ground-breaking debut album release, radical folk band Stick In The Wheel began a field recording project with some of the best loved names in folk music. Recorded on location, produced and curated by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, these brand new recordings offer a different way to hear some distinguished folk names alongside lesser known artists.

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    Signed Rhiannon Giddens CD

    A signed copy of Rhiannon Giddens' Freedom Highway CD, thanks to Nonesuch Records.

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    Signed Offa Rex CD

    A copy of Offa Rex's The Queen Of Hearts CD signed by Olivia Chaney and Colin Meloy, thanks to Nonesuch Records.

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    Gabi Luncă: Sounds From A Bygone Age

    CD of Gabi Luncă: Sounds From A Bygone Age, thanks to Asphalt Tango Records: http://www.asphalt-tango.de/records/lunca/artist.html

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    Seasons They Change by Jeanette Leech

    An autographed copy of Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk, telling the story of the birth, death and resurrection of acid and psych folk. It explores the careers of the original wave of artists and their contemporary equivalents, finding connections between both periods, and uncovering a previously hidden narrative of musical adventure.

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    Anne Lister CDs & downloads bundle

    A collection of recordings from Anne Lister:
    - Singing on the Wind CD
    - Waiting for the Hero CD
    - Spreading Rings download
    - A Flame In Avalon download

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    Leveret signed CDs

    Signed copies of Leveret's three albums:
    - New Anything
    - In The Round
    - Inventions

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    Stelios Petrakis CD bundle

    Contemporary Cretan music from Stelios Petrakis: "Avgi" by the Stelios Petrakis Quartet, live in Heraklion Walls CD+DVD package; "Mavra Froudia" by Petrakis - Lopez - Chemirani, CD digipack.

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    Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute

    Thanks to the Alan Lomax Archives, get a high-quality digital download (no waiting for the post!) of the 100-song centennial tribute Root Hog Or Die.

    2015 marked the centennial of Alan Lomax’s birth and to commemorate it, the Alan Lomax Archive collaborated with Mississippi Records to compile a limited 6-LP box-set, surveying Lomax’s career through 100 songs gathered from fifty years of his field recordings, 1933 to 1983. Root Hog Or Die combines the famous (Jelly Roll Morton, Big Bill Broonzy, Margaret Barry) with the unheard (Brother Alec Stamps and the congregation of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist of Greenville, Mississippi; the women’s league of the South Hill Methodist Church in South Hill Village, Anguilla; an adolescent hambone performer in Harlem named Steven Wright) and is the most geographically and stylistically diverse compilation of Lomax’s recordings to date.

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    Lankum - signed vinyl LP

    Signed copies of Lankum's acclaimed new album Between The Earth And Sky.

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    Stick In The Wheel signed From Here LP

    Vinyl LP album of From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, signed by many of the artists who performed at the Cafe Oto launch in March 2017. Each one is unique! Pressed on heavyweight vinyl, sleevenotes on colour inner.

    In 2016, following their ground-breaking debut album release, radical folk band Stick In The Wheel began a field recording project with some of the best loved names in folk music. Recorded on location, produced and curated by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, these brand new recordings offer a different way to hear some distinguished folk names alongside lesser known artists.

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