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Tykes´ News Autumn IssueWelcome to Autumn as we become misty-eyed and mellow over the fruitfulness of Tykes´ News.
Scattered throughout the mag you'll find various articles and pages linked to 11/11/1918 - a day that was supposed 'to end all wars'. We know now that was a cruel and ironic hope. We, being a folk music magazine, have concentrated on the folk releases in that year and on the significant anniversaries from 1914 to 1918, while trying to paint a picture of the folk-doings in the trenches and on the home front.
- Bella Gaffney: a modern songwriter with a notable EP on the horizon, popped into Tykes Towers for lunch and a chat. The topics covered were as varied as her songwriting styles.
- Jeff Warner: has a new CD and is in the middle of his annual UK tour, so we gave him directions to Tykes Towers and he Sat Navigated his way here. Actually he knows our area well as he has lodged here often on his Anglo-rambles.
- The Editor as a Follow the Fleece Co. director: Well whodathoughtit, Nigel has something on the back burner you need to know about. It's all about Peace and War, but mainly Peace, and it spans the centuries from Troy to the Armistice and beyond.
- RoseCastle Rambles III. Lynda and Alan are still on the rolling English road of musical discovery. This quarter they went to Whitby Spa by way of Hebden Bridge.
- Scandimoot: It happens in the Dales each year and it´s a haven for the nyckelharpa or hardanger player. Phil Keen mulls over "eleven years of bringing the best of Scandinavian music and dance to the UK"
- Backtrack: Skewbald. It's been a long old trot for this legendary nag, and many have sung its praises. Here's who, and when and even why it all happened. The odds are good that you'll enjoy the ride.
- CleckFest: Jim Saville sets out the needs and aims of the Festival Committee and wraps it up in cogent rhyme. It's an eye-opener for the complacent.
- Anahata goes Cuckoo over Tarry Trousers. A tune from North Yorkshire with a choice of keys to pick over.
- Duncan McFarlane minoring in chords, majoring in helpful hints as he stirs a pot of chord shapes for you.
Obituary: Simon HeginbothamWe bid a sad farewell to 'Saltaire Simon' in this 'Not An Obituary'! One of that band of unsung event organisers who provide a living for folk professionals and a loving for folk aficionados.
Review SectionMassive Yorkshire presence in the review section this issue.
- Tracks of my Tykes mixes young, established, offcumeduns and born'n'bred. A heady mix of the vibrant Yorkshire scene.
- A Twofer-view with Jeff Warner; a Book/CD juxtaposition of Fairport – the band that just keeps giving – and two sides of Damien Barber, the intense folk club Damien and the larger than life Demon Barber.
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