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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.

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So far it's been the year of the collectors. Those intrepid people who travelled far to collect the remnants of the British folk tradition and reaped a mighty bounty. We first had the Full English demonstrating and touring the rewards of the digitised on-line collections of 58,0000 songs tunes, and dance. That tour has just come to a glorious end. If you chanced to see it you can't have been less than overjoyed. It made me so happy I had no words to describe it!

Then we had Pete Coe & Alice Jones [interviewed two issues ago in the Winter edition] with the Frank Kidson show '5 Finger Frank'. A lesser known collector than the Sharp/Butterworth/Granger gang, but nearer our hearts, in that he was based in Leeds and filled his collection with Yorkshire gems. 5 Finger Frank will be at Whitby this year - don't miss it, it's a jewel of a show.

In this issue (which I should be writing about, not waffling on about past glories) we have an interview with Brian Peters who has many irons in the fire. He's touring one show called 'The Liberty to Choose' highlighting the New Penguin Book of English Folk Song.

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 part. 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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Unfortunately due to the low level of usage and the increase of other tasks within Tykes' News the Conflict Calendar has been withdrawn.

There is an alternative calendar here on the excellent Yorkshire Folk Arts web site.

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