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Friday, 17 August 2018
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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.

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Tykes' News Summer Issue


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Welcome to Summer and the approach of the Festival season. One hopes the weather has improved by the time you read this issue of Tykes. There’s lots to enjoy – plenty to amuse, inform and entertain.

Cast your clouts, remove them from view, consign them to attic/cellar/garage, Summer is here – even if the skies deny it. The Morris has danced up the sun and the 'Obby 'Oss has been teased; get out to them festivals and gatherings, a list of which you will find in FiloFolk. Space decreed only July & August unfortunately, but the internet is your friend in this. FiloFolk also contains lists of clubs closed and open through the Summer, our gift to save you travelling in vain. We think of you and the environment in equal measure.

Editorial Excerpt


Whiskey Priest: Gary Miller and poet Keith Armstrong have made an epic production with supporting boxed set of book and three CDs.
Paul Downes talks about his collaborations and the experience of gigging solo.


The House of the Rising Sun: Nigel Schofield reveals the surprising English genesis of this famous song. You couldn't make it up - or have we!




We have lost two greats in the past few months months, Liam O'Flynn and Brian Senior.


A small but perfectly formed review section this time with an aside to locally sourced CDs – Tracks of my Tykes. The Young'Uns new book, Bound Together, gets a thorough page turning, and Joan Baez is spotted in York – Old York that is.

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Copy Dates

SPRING:20th January
SUMMER:20th April
AUTUMN:20th July
WINTER:20th October

Periods Covered...
SPRING:Mar /Apr /May
SUMMER:June /July /Aug
AUTUMN:Sept /Oct /Nov
WINTER:Dec /Jan /Feb


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