Tykes Stirrings

Tykes Stirrings
For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Saturday, 8 May 2021
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An amalgamation of Tykes News (West Yorkshire) and Stirrings (South Yorkshire)
Tykes Stirrings 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 Strrrings and its history by entering Tykes Towers.

Note our new new address: tykesstirrings.org.uk. If you have a web site with a link to the old Tykes News or Stirrings address we'll be much obliged if you could update it.

Spring issue

Tykes Stirrings Spring Issue

No 5: SPRING 2021

Still with us? ... Good.

Changes - there are changes coming, buckle-up!

Not to overstate the matter, there is still a raging pandemic - you may have noticed! Subsequently, being needled is now a GOOD THING. Many of the Tykesian volunteers have had their No.1 puncture, and we chafe at the bit for No.2, looking forward to sunny tomorrows. Howsomever, the advertising and retail drought continues, so, to make sure we have a magazine at the end of the lockdown tunnel, we must adjust the income.

We have also messed about with the periods covered by each issue ... I know! It's almost as bad as inventing a new calendar (Give us back our eleven days!). 

The Summer 2021 edition will span Summer & Autumn and the Winter Edition will stretch into Spring - thus ... Be assured, we will be assessing the situation as we near that date. You will still receive four issues per subscription - just over a longer period.

I hope this is all clear to you, but we will be standing at the ready for any and all email queries. This hiccough is bound to have some unforeseen effects on the ancient and creaking database, so If you feel you have a problem, write-in and get it sorted: this is not a drill.

All the above is to gain every advantage for our survival. When I come to retire from TykesStirrings, my greatest wish is to hand it on as a thriving journal, supporting grass roots folk music and musicians.

Now pop over to the Current Issue page HERE, and see what we've managed to bring you in the fourth of our Lockdown Editions.

Jim Ellison

About Tykes Stirrings

Next Four Copy Dates 2021/2022

SPRING 2021: 20th January
SUMMER/AUTUMN 2021: 20th April
WINTER/SPRING 2021/22 : 20th October
SUMMER 2022 : 20th April

Periods Covered...

SPRING : Mar /Apr /May

SUMMER : June/July/Aug
We hope to return to quarterly dates by the Summer of 2022. Fingers crossed.


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