Tykes Stirrings

Tykes Stirrings
For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Sunday, 17 January 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.

Winter issue

Tykes Stirrings Winter Issue

No4: WINTER 2020/21

Here we are, the 3rd lockdown issue, but - focusing on the positive - its the 4th TykesStirrings, that's a whole year's worth of uninterrupted folk writings. And speaking of uninterrupted - since Tykes' Immemorial we haven't missed an issue. There may have been a stutter back in the 60/70s but certainly not since the Bowen/Schofield/Wood/Schofield years. However we are mulling over a having a respite break to allow the vaccination news to sink in and, hopefully, bear fruit.

As we have entered lockdown once more we’ve only printed enough copies to cover the subs, with a small allowance for incidentals, as the shops have not increased their orders and clubs are still closed. When we start on the Spring 2021 issue we will assess the viability of a short rest to recoup.

Clubs are becoming more sure of their on-line presence now, embracing the Zoom and the YouTube sessions. Some are even booking guests, as my local club is. A hybrid evening made up of a sing-a-round session, preceded by a healthy hour-long chunk of the guest. We've done two so far and they've been very enjoyable evenings. Wonderful though this expansion and diversion is, it doesn't translate into TS sales, we must attend to the leaching of our funds - hence the thoughts of a hiatus.

These negative thoughts, however, have not stopped us producing a top-flight magazine. We’ve been busy as bees, with a full spectrum of stories and features - from the new to the nostalgic. Nip over to the Current Issue page to uncover the quarterly delights.

About Tykes Stirrings

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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