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Howard Jones fRoots suspending publication (76* d) RE: fRoots suspending publication 05 Jul 19

Whilst Brian is correct that the British folk scene was never ignored, the magazine undoubtedly lost a lot of readers from the folk scene when it increased its emphasis on world music, and dropping the word "folk" from its title possibly didn't help to encourage them to stay. Nevertheless, that was probably a sensible direction to go, commercially as well as artistically, given the state of the British folk scene at the time.

What can be in no doubt is that from its earliest days as Southern Rag it raised the bar for folk music journalism, and it went on to reach the highest standards of writing and production by any measure, not just by comparison with folk or even general music magazines but with those on any subject. I can only imagine the disappointment Ian Anderson and his team must now feel, but they must be congratulated for what they have achieved.

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