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TYKES' NEWS

for Folk in and around Yorkshire

 

Current Issue :

Winter

Out now, and available from all good music shops etc, or by post and subscription for the breathtakingly great price of only £13 for UK, £18 for Europe and £22 for the rest of the world, including postage! here -

The Winter edition of Tykes' News is now out

There are lots of reviews of live events, CDs and a book of Yorkshire tunes – and even more… we have new reviewers this time. Check out what’s on at your local folk club and look to see if there are events worth a look further afield.

Keep up to date with what’s on where and when – with the jewel we call Filofolk. Browse the bumper crop of new CDs from Martha Tilston, Ciaran Boyle, Bryony Griffiths and so many more - all hungry for your folk groat.

And Live Reviews too! (be still my beating heart) - the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Richard Thompson and Gordon Tyrrall. Yes, some of the Tykes’ Team have bus passes!

There are also interviews with Pete Coe & Alice Jones (how many fingers am I holding up?) and BACCApipes supremo Jenny Scott who talks about the highlights of her 40 years as a benevolent dictator.

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 time is to treat yourself and subscribe now.

Tykes' News Summer issue

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Frank Kidson, from Leeds, published his ground- breaking collection Traditional Tunes in 1891, half- way through the publication of Child’s Ballads and years before most collections of folk songs we usually think of as the bedrock of the folk revival. As a collec- tor, curator and academic, he won the well-deserved respect of his peers. From The Watersons to Fay Hield, his books have remained the go to source forYorkshire folk-songs.Yet, to most lovers of folk music, unwittingly aware of his work through widespread performance of songs he preserved for us, he remains unknown.

In short, if ever Pointless has a “Name a folk song collector” round, Frank Kidson would be a pretty good bet for 0 points!

With a new project,The Search For Five Fingered Frank, Pete Coe and Alice Jones aim to redress the balance.