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Tykes’ is a quarterly print magazine about folk music, song and dance. It covers Yorkshire and surrounds, and is read by people as far afield as the US and Australia; even by one or two in Lancashire! You can find out more about Tykes’ and its history by entering Tykes’ Towers. All the information you need is here.

You can find out what’s in our current issue, buy a subscription or an advertisement and pay securely by credit card or PayPal. Unfortunately the web based section of FiloFolk has been mothballed until a willing volunteer with the requisite web development skills has stepped forward. However it is still standing proudly centre stage in the magazine each quarter.

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The SUMMER 2016 edition of Tykes' News will be let out into the balmy summer warmth by the last week in May.

'Sumer Is Icumen In' (barring a late swoop of arctic weather) - and it's the final time for festival choosing. Filofolk has sundry and varied festivals at which to disport yourself, get down and dirty with the mud and vape yourselves into a folkie frenzy - or was that 1970? - I just forget.

I counted the number of writers we have in this issue and was blown away by the sheer amount of effort and expertise invested. Over twenty people gave up their time on a volunteer basis to bring you what actually looks like a mainstream magazine. No money changes hands, no contracts are signed, and, apart from the printer who prettifies the pages, no one is a professional. We commission not one word, what you read within arrives at Tykes Towers unsolicited. And I'm not talking about adverts, that's a whole different kettle of eels. Humbling is what it is.

The ReView this time is Judy Collins' Who knows Where The Time Goes. As Nigel says "The other Miss Collins went from folk to baroque to electric folk at roughly the same time – comparing the two is like setting a smooth transatlantic flight against a rugged ramble over the South Downs."

Jim Saville continues his forensic examination of choice folk clubs in Club Spotlight. In this issue he lassos Just Voices at the Black Bull in Birstall. A monthly club for the sharing of song, and where, although not unknown, instruments are not at all common. It could be just for you.

There are nine [that's correct NINE!] full pages of CD reviews herein from a myriad of reviewers, therefore a myriad of opinions. But ultimately you must make up your own minds. Buy the Magazine then the CD, then write the letter to us agreeing or disagreeing. We love the leaden sound of a critical letter hitting the doormat.

There is so much more than just an events diary in each packed issue of Tykes’ News, and the only way to make sure you get a copy every quarter year is to treat yourself or 'A Friend' and subscribe now.


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