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for Folk in and around Yorkshire

Welcome to the Tykes’ News website!

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

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AUTUMN:Sept /Oct /Nov
WINTER:Dec /Jan /Feb

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It's Winter again (Brrrr!) and Tykes' News is now out (Huzzah!).

To "Leaves are falling / Just like embers" as Rowland Salley beautifully wrote. What he didn't write about was the receding advertising in Tykes' News, which is falling just as fast as the leaves in Tykes' Tower's walled garden. Although it won't affect this issue, indeed it's a bumper story fest once again, but it might in future. Howsoever it pans out though, we will still have the best stories in the Yorkshire Folkosphere. Just fewer words on fewer pages. A magazine marches on its advertising - as Napoleon famously didn't say - and you won't find a more even handed and reasonably priced ad policy in any other magazine. Not for us the 'special' deals that disappear with the dying year - no - we offer a solid and regular platform for all your advertising needs.

We are still looking for a volunteer to take over FiloFolk. Hard working and ageing volunteers have taken it on temporarily, but they already do too much, so we do need someone who is IT literate to do it.  Full tuition will be given and there will always be someone at the end of a telephone to answer queries if you have any.  It is all done by email these days, so feel free to make our day!

Bryony Griffith has a reassuring message for those fearful of singing in public, Chris Rust oils his velocipede's chain and describes a cyclic tour of Yorkshire's folk clubs and Jim Saville visits the fascinating frescos of The Savile Arms folk club [Ed: correct spelling - no relation]. John Curtin graces us with The Doom of the Dog, first published in Tykes in 1994, this updated version has a tune - 'bout time!

Two insightful interviews this time with the lowdown on Steve Tilston's surprising John Lennon link & Truth to Tell, his new CD, and the re-discovery of Magna Carta's lost Live at the Albert Hall recordings plus Chris' abiding love of Yorkshire particularly the Dales. It's a far reaching interview and like Magna Carta it spans the globe in scope.

Speaking of new CDs we have a bumper crop of those too. To lead off the Review section veteran Tykes' contributor, Alan Rose, rounds up three of Britain's best singer/songwriters, all with stunning new offerings. This Tykes' is the best place to fulfil your Christmas CD wish list, including a subscription of TN for your Significant Other or Favourite Aunt. At only £13 for a whole year it's the most Folk for your Fee you're likely to find.

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FILOFOLK changes for 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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