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The Summer edition of Tykes' News is now out

Keep up to date with what's on where and when, with FiloFolk. Read about Rachael McShane and the bellowhead boys, a re-re-review of Pete Seeger's "we shall overcome" side two, PeteMorton's frenetic frapping, and not only but also reams of news about your favourite performers shenanigans.

There are also lots of juicy reviews of CDs and live events, what your local folk club has been doing and will be doing over the next few months. It’s all there in the Summer issue of Tykes’ News.

In fact there's heaps more inside and the only way you'll get to read it is to sign up, so why not treat yourself and subscribe now!

Tykes' News Summer issue
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Rachael McShane

Hold onto your hats. Bellowhead is blasting into Yorkshire headlining Harrogate International Festival this July, as well as curating a platform for Young Musicians during the month-long festival. Ann spoke to cellist, fiddle player and the only female in the 11-strong band, Rachael McShane.

Read more in the summer edition.......

We Shall Overcome

Side two opens with a much weightier Dylan song which appeared in Broadside #31 and had just been released on Dylan’s second album. Pete had already released a studio recording of it (on Little Boxes, Verve 9020 which also included Blowin’ In The Wind and Paths of Victory ). Though it tackles much wider topics, at the time Dylan’s Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall was taken as a commentary on the nuclear threat (a topic to which Seeger also alluded in a Japanese song not included on the album).

Read more in the summer edition.......

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Pete Morton

After witnessing the birth of the Frap, Pete Morton’s new song form, we thought we would ask him the How & the What of it all, but mostly the Why?

TN: Frappin' - a seemingly new genre: so please let us in on the how, why and what thereof.

PM: Well, frappin’ is a folk talking song, with a traditional chorus between the ranting lyrics. It stands for folk-rap. It’s a new genre by name, but in essence nothing new really. I think people have been talking over four chords for a long time now. I wrote about 10 of them all at once. All with traditional cho- ruses...only Ewan MacColl’s Manchester Rambler was non trad.

Read more in the summer edition.......

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