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Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)

Alec 13 Feb 07 - 02:18 PM
Alec 14 Feb 07 - 03:46 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 14 Feb 07 - 04:30 AM
Alec 14 Feb 07 - 04:40 AM
Folk Form # 1 14 Feb 07 - 05:34 AM
GUEST,jsterbob 17 Feb 07 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,Sean R'N'R editor 17 Feb 07 - 08:54 AM
CharleyO'Neill 17 Feb 07 - 09:00 AM
GUEST 17 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM
treewind 17 Feb 07 - 09:55 AM
Alec 17 Feb 07 - 11:01 AM
greg stephens 17 Feb 07 - 12:18 PM
GUEST,SEAN 27 Feb 07 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,Terry from Hampshire 28 Feb 07 - 12:27 AM
GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE 13 Jun 07 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE 16 Jun 07 - 07:12 AM
greg stephens 16 Jun 07 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE 07 Sep 07 - 12:51 PM
greg stephens 07 Sep 07 - 04:47 PM
GUEST 08 Sep 07 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,Sean McGhee 16 May 09 - 01:28 PM
Frozen Gin (inactive) 16 May 09 - 01:51 PM
MoorleyMan 16 May 09 - 06:57 PM
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Subject: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Alec
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 02:18 PM

Has anybody else come across Rock 'n' Reel magazine?
I picked up the current issue in my local Newsagents this afternoon.
Has the strapline "Roots,Rock,Blues & Beyond" & very much lives up to this.
Current issue contains (amongst other things) informative profiles of Ewan MacColl & John Lennon,interviews with Moya Brennan,The Levellers,Katie Melua & Billy Bragg AND far & away the most comprehensive Folk album reviews I have ever encountered in any mainstream music periodical.
They have a website www.rock-n-reel.co.uk
I,personally,think it is a great magazine.
Anybody else got experience/opinions?


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Alec
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:46 AM

Since writing the above I have visited their website which is,frankly, very poor.
The magazine itself however, is very good.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:30 AM

Oh dear, I can see what you mean about the website - that is one seriously awful cover photo (reminds me of A Werewolf In London). However, as you say, the contents look excellent and enticing, and only the high price of subscribing for us Irish & other non-UK European residents puts me off - it comes to £7.36 per issue with the postal charges, which may be necessary but it's beyond my magazine budget. Pity, because I would like to see more communication-exchange between the folk scenes of Britain & Ireland, and this would make a very rewarding addition - especially considering the assortment of Irish acts which are covered. It looks well worth reading and much-needed.

Hopefully they'll improve the website, which seems to be only a holding page. I would like some detailed tables of contents and synopses listed online - but these will probably follow in time.

Thanks for the heads-up, Alec -


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Alec
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 04:40 AM

Yes I could see why that would be a problem Bonnie. (Though the price does include the covermount CD that comes with every issue)
Being a Welsh magazine it is well placed to create & maintain the communication-exchange you advocate, as well.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 05:34 AM

The magazine is very good and I wish it every success. The free CDs you get with it have turned me on to lots of acts of whom I would not otherwise be aware. The only let down was the article of Shane McGowan, which concentrates mainly on the great freindship between McGowan and the writer and on The Fairytale of New York, which, in my opinion, is an okay song and not one of his best. Aprat from that, it is, as I said, very good.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,jsterbob
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 08:14 AM

Yes I agree that the web page is not good but perhaps under the circumstances this will turn up in time. They have come back from being off the publication shelf for some time and I think that given time and support it could be a worthy alternative to the middle ground of folk and rock that they seems to be aiming for. Having said that (and I have good reason to say, as they did a great review on our new album Bittersweet) they also support the real traditional end of folk too. Best of luck to them and We'll be happy to support where we can
Bob Berry aka jesterbob


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,Sean R'N'R editor
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 08:54 AM

Once again thanks for all the great comments on the mag. It's good to get such instant feedback. The mag intends to covers music we like, and as I love trad folk through to hardcore punk who knows! Where the music fuses and collides is an exciting place for me, but I'm still as likely to be thrilled by a traditional song from Peter Bellamy or Frank Harte.
We have a website ready to go live very soon with loads of features, news, reviews and a host of Xtras not seen in the mag. The webpage at the moment is really just acting as a holding page and a place where people can buy or subscribe online.
www.rock-n-reel.co.uk
Also we've a stall selling the mag,subs and Cds at this weekends Cheltenham Folk festival, something I believe Bob (above) has more than a passing interest in.
Cheers
Sean
ps the new Issue (Vol 2 Issue 2) is available now at the top 250 WH Smiths, Virgin shops, Borders, Fopp and a selection of independent record and newsagents shops.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: CharleyO'Neill
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 09:00 AM

I remember the mag from years ago. Glad to see it's been revived, fair play to ya ! Better quality and presentation. Glad to see you've got to issue 2 of the new improved version and lets hope production continues !


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM

Rock'n'Reel will continue! With everyones support. And if the wave of goodwill and kind words are anything to go by, we'll not only survive we'll thrive.
Sean


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: treewind
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 09:55 AM

Original Rock'n'Reel revival thread

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Alec
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 11:01 AM

Thanks treewind.As oversights go that's a doody.
Mea Culpa Mea Maxima Culpa.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: greg stephens
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 12:18 PM

One of the great strengths of the magazine is that Sean McGhee is from West Cumberland. An area as culturally far from London as it's possible to get, really. More so, surprisngly, than Dublin and Edinburgh are.
   So you get a kind of British Isles viewpoint from Rock'n'Reel, which I find a nice change from an English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh approach.
    Greetings from a fellow West Cumbrian!


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Subject: ROCK'N'REEL ISSUE 2 INFO
From: GUEST,SEAN
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 04:46 PM

Rock'n'Reel March/April 2007!
www.rock-n-reel.co.uk

Rock'n'Reel….a music magazine covering the very best in roots, rock, blues and beyond.

Front Cover & Main Feature John Lennon "Dear John"
July 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. With an eye on the recent raid on the Beatles' illustrious back catalogue for the album Love and the release of the film The US vs. John Lennon, music critic Art Stevens examines the enduring appeal of the Fab Four and ponders the continuing relevance of John Lennon.

The second issue of the relaunched Rock'n'Reel includes,
Dave Stewart + Moya Brennan + Katie Melua +The Levellers + Billy Bragg + Dropkick Murphys
Hazel O'Connor + Walter Trout + Derrin Nauendorf + King Blues + Julia Biel + Britannia Rumba + Sparks.


PLUS… Ewan MacColl…Ken Hunt examines the life and times of a true giant of the UK Folk Revival

AND…Love it…Hate…it…The Beatles remixed.

ALSO…It Started With A Disc…the record that began your musical love affair

Over 150 CD, DVD, Book & Live Music Reviews.

Free Cover Mount CD entitled 'UN-HERD Volume 2'
Swill & The Swaggerband + Jess Klein + The Queensberry Rules + Lilo Rhydderch + The Redlands Palomino Company
Dave Derby + Lau + Hazel O'Connor + Juan Martin + John Redfern + Chumbawamba + Bleeding Hearts

Subscription Offer
A one year subscription to the magazine includes a five CD offer. The collection courtesy of Terra Nova and Osmosys Records gives the listener almost five hours of hard core folk, world music and comedy as well as left field contemporary sounds. The offer earns the subscriber seventy one tracks which include some very rare pieces by well known performers as well as gems from up and coming artists. Potential subscribers can take up the offer by either visiting the web-site www.rock-n-reel.co.uk
or by purchasing the second edition which includes full subscription details and an application form.      
Available from WH Smiths, Virgin, Borders, Fopp or your local newsagent. Ask them! We're distributed by Comag.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,Terry from Hampshire
Date: 28 Feb 07 - 12:27 AM

Got a copy yesterday. A great read. Even the ads are interesting. I've sent off for a couple of cds and also booked tickets for the Wickham Festival just 15 miles down the road from me as a result of seeing adverts in the mag.

Terry


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 10:44 AM

The latest issue of Rock'n'Reel (Vol 2 issue 4) is in the shops and available in every WH Smiths in the UK. Included this time are Proclaimers, Travis, John Mayall, Oysterband, Tunng, Bruce Cockburn, Po'Girl, Steve Ashley, Damien Barber, Folk Rock In The Theatre, Plus a CD with tracks from Runrig, Waterboys, Joe Brown, Ron Sexsmith, Helen J.Hicks, Big Country, Hummingbird and many more.
www.rock-n-reel.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 07:12 AM

ROCK'N'REEL ISSUE 4 OUT NOW
With Proclaimers, Travis, Eddi Reader, John Mayall, Oysterband, Tunng, Bruce Cockburn, Po' Girl, Steve Ashley, Michael Weston King, Damien Barber, Folk Rock In The Theatre plus free cover mounted CD featuring tracks from Runrig, Ron Sexsmith, Brian Houston,Homespun (featuring Mary Coughlan),The Waterboys, Helen J. Hicks, Winter, Hummingbird,Big Country, Joe Brown, Rob McCulloch, Blair Harvey, Showstar and Pete Shelley.
Plus over 150 reviews, letters, news etc.
You can still claim 5 free CDs by subscribing or it's still only £4.25 from any WH Smiths, Borders, HMV, Virgin, Fopp or independent newsagents and book and record stores. If you don't see it they can order it. We're distributed by Comag.
Also visit our website for exclusive news, info and a myriad of links.
www.rock-n-reel.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 07:17 AM

Do buy this mag. It's good fun, which is what music should be. It's also deadly serious, which is also what music should be.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,SEAN MCGHEE
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 12:51 PM

ROCK'N'REEL 5 IN STORES NOW!
The latest issue of the UK's most eclectic, independent music magazine includes 116 packed pages and number 5 in our acclaimed free Un-Herd CD series.
The very best in Roots, Rock, Blues and beyond features interviews and features with
SINEAD O'CONNOR, JOE STRUMMER, MCDERMOTTS 2 HOURS, MARTIN SIMPSON, WAYNE KRAMER, PJ WRIGHT, NODDY HOLDER, NICK HARPER, HAYSEED DIXIE, FRANK TURNER, GYPSY MUSIC, CANDYE KANE , DAVE PEGG, FIONN REGAN, HELEN J HICKS, BRIAN RAY and KATE WALSH

Our Sixteen track Un-Herd Cd Includes tracks from And Did Those Feet, Mabon, Martin Simpson, Amy Speace, Dave Pegg & PJ Wright, Kit Holmes, Green Peppers, Robb Johnson & The Irregulars, The Lorelei, Steve Ashley, The Guggenheim Grotto, Jeff Larson, Ethiopiques, Paul King, True Deceivers and Freeway Jam.
Grab it from your local WH Smiths and all good newsagents (or order it – we're distributed by Comag) Virgin, HMV, Borders and independent record and music shops.
You can also order online at www.rock-n-reel.co.uk

Just wondered whether anybody on here has been buying the mag regularly? We're available throughout the UK and all over the world. Anybody any thoughts and opinions on the format, the free CDs each issue the coverage?
Cheers
Sean


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: greg stephens
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 04:47 PM

Coincidentally, I am listening to the free CD at this very moment, as I found this thread. Listening with much enjoyment I may add. I love the free CD concept, you get to hear some stuff you would otherwise totally miss, and someone has gone to the effort(Mr McGhee I presume) to have a good think and make a nice selection. Haven't got all the way through, Martin Simpson track was good. The backing singer sounded like KRusby, was it her?
Now relaxing to Lorelei.I think what the free CD needs is a Boat Band track.


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for the response Greg. Think perhaps there's only you on here who likes me (sniff)
Glad you're sticking with the mag and delighted you're enjoying the free CDs.
Sean


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,Sean McGhee
Date: 16 May 09 - 01:28 PM

Issue 15 sees Rock'n'Reel the magazine adopting a flashy new logo and a new streamlined name, R2. The bumper 116 page festival issue includes interviews with and features on Cara Dillon, The Decemberists, Tim Buckley, Julie Felix, Vetiver, Sugar Blue, Bonnie 'Prince ' Billy, Adrian Edmondson, Pete Morton, Clive Gregson, Darryl Hunt, Amy Speace and lots more. It's our usual popular mix of established artists and emerging voices … something for everyone and plenty for all.

Plus … we've all our regulars (including the most extensive review section of any music publication in the UK), our First Takes mini-feature section, It Started With A Disc, Open Mic and news round-up, plus new regulars Insight, Inside Job and Venues We Love. Each issue offers a hundred packed colour pages covering the best sounds around.

Then there's our free cover-mounted, full-length, jewel-cased Un-Herd CD presenting some of the best emerging acts from the worlds of roots, rock, folk, blues, singer-songwriter and country, alongside more familiar artists. This issue's featured artists on our CD include Elbow Jane, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Roger Chapman, Show Of Hands, Adrian Edmondson And The Bad Shepherds, Angie Palmer, Little Johnny England, Billy Childish And The Chatham Singers, Walking Wounded and more. Listen and read … it's a great combination!

We're in WH Smith, Borders, HMV, plus lots of other newsagents and retail outlets. We're distributed by COMAG and all newsagents can order Rock'n'Reel without fuss (please let us know if you have any problem doing so); just ask them to get you a copy. You can also subscribe for a year at the new recession beating sum of £19.75 (UK)(or buy single copies and back issues) via the web site:
www.rock-n-reel.co.uk/subscribe.cfm
http://www.terranovamusic.com/shop/index.php?cPath=35


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: Frozen Gin (inactive)
Date: 16 May 09 - 01:51 PM

For any of our Canadian readers, my sister (who lives there (in Victoria)) says her local Chapters bookshop stocks Rock 'n' Reel


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 16 May 09 - 06:57 PM

Great news Sean - the mag just gets better and better!

May I repeat my request from a previous thread here please, since it didn't get any response at the time
I missed out on Issues 3 and 6 of the latest volume (2) of RnR.
Can any fellow-Catters help me with copies? (I mean the mag only - I don't need the free cd)


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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Reel Magazine (U.K.)
From: GUEST,DMcF & crew
Date: 17 May 09 - 05:39 AM

Sean's mag (Rock n Reel, now trimmed down to the more modern title... R2) is a fine read.
Thoroughly recommended in our camp!

We have let our subscription slip after one year - but only as the magazine is sooooo fat (soooo much to read!) and then has a CD strapped onto it - so it is, in actual fact, too big for our wee letterbox! (which is still the same size as-was-built in the 1930s - way smaller than today's ones)
This meant an awkward trip to the Post Office sorting office every time (a fair distance in our case - and VERY inconvenient hours of collection! - which NEVER tallied with our work patterns)
But!!!!....
We made the decision to pick it up from local stores at our convenience instead - as pointed out above - we havn't yet failed to pick it up from our local shops (such as) Smiths/Borders.
Please do go find one - they're the best!

And we love you too, Sean! - Duncan McFarlane & crew


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