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For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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Tykes´ Towers ... the amorphous entity that holds the notion of Tykes´ News ... lives East Southeast of Neverland (turn left at Asda), and has been harboured there for 12 months or so. You would think by now all the kinks have been ironed out — but no — we are constantly finding errant addresses and inappropriate phone numbers, out of date data and un-reported happenings. Such is the state of flux we find ourselves in we have decided to have a new and shiny website built — exactly the same as the last one. Hopefully you will not notice the change, after all this is folk music! and the swan should glide gracefully along this gentle river of information, but it will be snappy and reliable and usable and accessible by future guardians of The Rose.

Be ever vigilant Tykesians and let us know if you spot further wrong addresses or phone numbers and let us know now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is too late — and also, ironically, it never arrives.

So it's been a year since Carol retired as Editrix and the transition, although not flawless, was and is smooth enough for no one to notice… or complain about — yet! Carol has now completed her retirement plan by shaking off the last of Tykes' News' dust from her booits, and has relinquished the distribution and the subscriptions database - which is now up for grabs. So if anyone has the database skills and would like the glory of wrangling this particularly crucial section of the Tykes' News empire, please feel free to let yourself be known to us. The database itself is overdue for a rewrite, so that would be another skill you could arm yourself with.

Nigel has bedded in nicely — he had one foot in the door anyway — and has brought forth some excellent new initiatives: BackTrack, Songs from the Shows, Local Heroes, Gone to CD. His nationwide folk music links have enabled us to interview high-end folk luminaries such as Geoff Lakeman, The Hayes Sisters, The Young ´Uns and Karine Polwart; super talented newcomers such as Henry­ Parker and long serving bastions of Yorkshire´s folk scene Lynda Hardcastle & Alan Rose (AKA: The RoseCastles). We confide that the list will get longer and ever more encompassing.

Onwards and sideways — The Tykes Team.

Regular writers and reviewers (in no particular order).
The list changes regularly — you need to buy a copy to find out!

Nigel Schofield, Alan Rose, Mike Feist, Elaine Wood, Penny Heaton, Lynda Hardcastle, Mary Humphreys, Anahata, Duncan McFarlane, Jennie Ellison, Jim Saville, Jim Shipley, Lucy Moon, Mal Jardine, Chris Dyson, Gordon Tyrrall, Jim Ellison.

Not forgetting all those club and festival organisers who keep us updated with their latest news. It's a pretty impressive list!