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for Folk in and around Yorkshire

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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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Copy Dates Are. ..
SPRING:20th January
SUMMER:20th April
AUTUMN:20th July
WINTER:20th October

Periods Covered. . .
SPRING:Mar /Apr /May
SUMMER:June /July /Aug
AUTUMN:Sept /Oct /Nov
WINTER:Dec /Jan /Feb

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Peter Robinson (who he? I hear you whisper) is an award winning crime and thriller writer, author of the hugely successful DCI Banks books and TV series starring Stephen Tompkinson. Originally from Leeds his Yorkshire based books have many links with folk music even down to some of the intriguing titles. Having discovered the books and their links, Nigel Schofield tracked down Peter to grill him about the strange partnership of murder and folk music... hang on a bit, that's not strange, it's normal - even ordinary - in folk song. It's a bold departure from our usual interview subject, we hope you like it.

To bring us back to folk normalcy we also have the traditional interview with the amazingly successful O'Hooley & Tidow. Through having completely contrary diaries and rigid copy dates Lucy Moon resorts to email to deliver the necessary. She has surfed the ether to come up with the goods on their latest mini (pint sized you might say) tour - Read it and all will become as clear as a newly pulled Golden Best.

We have a sparkling two page spread of Joe Grint photographs. He's been out with his Instamatic again documenting the doings at Bradford Festival 2015, and a very entertaining few days it was, covering myriads of music styles, enough to please everyone.

Summer came and went, you might not have noticed but it did. And with it the bulk of the big festivals, Sidmouth, Whitby, Cleckheaton, Cropredy, Under the Stars to name but five. To come in September are the ever popular Otley - see their ad in this issue, page 26 - and the further away BAAFest... and the even further away Bromyard. All well worth visiting. To plan your festival itinerary for the coming months visit UK Folk Festivals' site [This is the link Bill <>] for a huge and comprehensive list.

A cursory glance at the Tykes' Towers page will highlight the ageing few of the Tykes' News team, and how many jobs are done by those few, we happy-ish few. Volunteer help with any of those disciplines would be greatly appreciated, especially the distribution and FiloFolk parts. Expenses are always offered, but traditionally refused - just sayin'.

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FILOFOLK changes for Autumn 2015

Our long serving and long suffering FiloFolk editor Jim Lawton is retiring from the position at the end of the Summer 2015 edition.

At the moment we have no one to service the FiloFolk webpage, which is Jim's very own creation and lives on his web space. The link is now disabled so this page will not be available until a willing victim is found to take up the position. The magazine will still include the FiloFolk centre pages of course, but any club/times/guest/venue changes will only be reflected on a quarterly basis.

If anyone with the required skills wishes to take on the mantle of all things date related, don't hesitate, please get in touch with us and we will all talk over what is required with our web master.

The Tykes Team.

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On the excellent Yorkshire Folk Arts web site there is a Conflict Calendar for organisers to arrange a conflict free event, ensuring the best customer up-take possible.

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