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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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SUMMER:20th April
AUTUMN:20th July
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Winter Tykes is now sleighing its way to your favourite folk vendor, elegantly presented, ready for you to savour its seasoned splendour. It's time to grab your Folkmas present and devour its spicy contents in front of a roaring audience.

In News and Club News we report on the comings and goings of folk persons everywhere. BayFolk gets a larger than usual forum in Club Spotlight, due to us missing them out in the Autumn edition. We have been duly chastised by the understandably peeved Jim Foster. The HEART Cafe in Headingley continues to book top line act - this season's line-up includes Duncan McFarlane Band and the ever popular PlumHall. Read all about it on pages 3 through to 17.

RE~view: Part four - the final part of Fairport's in their 50th year. This time three of their landmark LPs get the Schofield treatment; What we Did on Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking & Liege & Lief. It really is a story to rival the greats in pop survival.

The Interview for your delectation is the 40 year career of Lynda Hardcastle & Alan Rose. It's s slow burner. And in the TWOfer section, page 48, as well as three CDs, we get a fulsome interview with Ani and Gerry McNiece.

Articles ~ Jim Saville has a look at the 'Five Minute Marvels'. His finely minted phrase exactly describing the unsung singers from the floor.

John Jones and his Reluctant Ramblers are wondering our hills and dales in the Spring. Find out when, where and why.

Graham Smout tells us about his amazing trip with Michael Chapman to a broadcast of LATER ... with Jools. A TV studio is a secret world to most of us, here we get a snapshot its inner workings.

Tom Paley obituary: Mike Feist bids farewell to this transatlantic legend, a contemporary of Seeger, Guthrie, Leadbelly and an influence for the likes of Dylan, Cooder and Garcia.

The Reviews section has taken on a life of its own; Books/Live/Singles/Local/Left overs and, yes, actual CDs. The problem is our reviewers take time, care and space to give you a full and detailed resumé. This means we have to limit the number and the illustrations we print - hence the occasional Gone to CD section.

Tune Spot: This is a new and enticing section hosted by ace free reed squeezer Anahata. He and Mary Humphreys have recently relocated to Yorkshire, right into Tykes' heartland and he has graciously agreed to set stunning tunes for you to absorb and broadcast. We start with a corker - Sun Assembly. Grab the mag and learn the majestic arrangement in three parts, fit for any soirée.

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