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Not to be confused with Froot (disambiguation).
fRoots issue 289, cover-dated July 2007
Editor Ian A. Anderson (1979–present)
Categories Music (folk, world)
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 12,000 worldwide (2006)[1]
Publisher Southern Rag Ltd
Year founded 1979
Country England, United Kingdom
Based in Farnham
Language English
Website fRoots
ISSN 0951-1326

fRoots (pronounced "eff-Roots", originally Folk Roots) is a specialist music magazine published monthly in the UK. It specialises in folk and world music, and features a compilation cover CD four times every year, with occasional specials. In 2006, the circulation of the magazine was 12,000 worldwide.[1]

The magazine is also involved in live music production, as well as the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, and the Europe in Union concert series.


In 1979, Southern Rag was founded[2] by folk musician Ian A. Anderson with Caroline Hurrell and Lawrence Heath. It was renamed as Folk Roots in 1985,[2] and in 1998 it became fRoots.

The magazine is published on a monthly basis.[2] The headquarters is in Farnham.[2]

Albums of the year[edit]

Folk Roots album of the year:

fRoots album of the year:

Later awards became merged with the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music:


Sources consulted
  1. ^ a b, "About fRoots" (the year is matched from the "fRoots Advertising Information" that provides the same "readership of 40,000" data for their "2006 readership survey" as the main "around 12,000 worldwide (giving a readership of around 40,000)" claim).
  2. ^ a b c d Edward Komara (2006). Encyclopedia of the Blues. Psychology Press. p. 756. ISBN 978-0-415-92699-7. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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