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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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SUMMER:20th April
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The SPRING 2016 edition of Tykes' News will be let out into the wild by the last week in February.

Spring is sprung (well it would if the rain, hail, and snow stopped) - and with it a new crop of festivals. Our Preview section has several for you to think about going to. And even if you're not thinking of going to a Spring festival, it may be time to book your Summer and Autumn festivals to take advantage of any earlybird offers around.

In this issue we say goodbye to our firm friend and supporter, Jim Lawton. For many years he edited FiloFolk for us and gave us the benefit of his wit and wisdom in his column, Lawton's Lore. We miss him extremely and wish there were more people of his stature giving their time and skills freely as Tykes' News contributors.

Katie Spencer is the new kid on the block so, of course, we have to find out all about her. Duncan McFarlane's new foray at the Chemic Tavern "The Itinerant Waiters Club", gives him the opportunity for a cosy chat all about her songwriting and guitar playing, her heroes and her mentors.

Roger Davies gives Nigel an update on his live album, Live at the Topic, and his upcoming tours. Roger is moving up the folk ladder and reaching his deserved position as one of England's best songwriters.

The Spring's Re-View slot is filled by No Roses - Shirley Collins' 1970s foray into folk rock, ably assisted by husband-at-the-time, Ashley Hutchins ("No Roses is just as much Ashley's album as Shirley's", chirruped Karl Dallas in the original Melody Maker review), it still holds up against today's electric folk and contains some seminal folk tracks.

Rab Noakes (Humblebums, Jerry Rafferty, etc) is our headliner this quarter and he explains why he's singing other people's songs as well as his own, why he put his career on hold for the best part of a year and his collaborations with some longtime friends.

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 and subscribe now.

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