Tykes Stirrings

Tykes Stirrings
For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Friday, 1 July 2022
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Current Issue: Winter / Spring

Out now - and mainly through subscription, although he retail sector is coming back to life, clubs are re-emerging from hibernation and concerts are springing up. Then came Omicron! so it's probably safer, overall, to continue to buy through subscription. For the breathtakingly great price of £16 have it delivered anywhere in the UK. Other world destinations are available but costs will differ accordingly, see the subscription page. There may be a market for a PDF version out there, but there has been no clamour. Please clamour if you feel the need, and we'll find out how to make one!


WINTER 2021 / SPRING 2022

The NEWS section … is full of reopened clubs and plans for the future and bookings for now. Organisers never cease to amaze with their optimistic outlook.

TUNE SPOT

PEMBROKE’S FANCY & WESTMORLAND

Anahata ranges far and wide from Wales to Westmorland for some 6/8 action.

We say goodbye to LYDIA, she will LAIKE no more.

Jim Shipley (her carer!) reports that after a 10 year cycle she has decided to "replenish her goblet with a double measure of the finest Chilean Merlot and retire to consider half a century of Tykes trivia."
A unique cover: Bellamy by Bellamy

Chris Sugden's MY LIFE AS A KIPPER

Chapter 9: The ASTORIA STORY: A gig so bad it merited a ballad - if he could remember the tune. "Chorus: But we were never daunted, despite this small reverse; At least, we thought, it can’t get any worse." …
Verse and worse

OBITUARIES

Michael Chapman - A Life Lived on His Own Terms

"As well as his native Yorkshire determination and dogged belief in his own way of doing things, he also possessed a highly developed, inbuilt ‘bullshit detector’."

Steve Dumpleton

"Steve will be remembered in the folk world as a very fine player of the melodeon and Anglo concertina, though he had also taught himself to play the English concertina and the Northumbrian pipes. A keen supporter of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust (EATMT), he also had a particular affinity for Welsh folk music, having worked in Carmarthenshire for a time and played in a ceilidh band there."

FORGOTTEN FAVOURITES

Vin's Tossin' a Wobbler. His fifth disk and full of Vintage Vin. "The single most important element, though, is Vin’s absolute commitment to his material . Picture him, eyes closed, head thrown back, giving everything to the song he’s singing. In the moment … … In the zone,"
Zoning out

TAKE 5 … LIVE

And the Cat Came Back…

The Ship's Cat - after taking time off to raise a family - have reappeared on the folk scene. Here are their influences and image.
Cat Matters

Alice Jones & Bryony Griffith

Chris Manners has a cuppa with Alice & Bryony and unearths some folk gold. "Chris: Come on then, admit it: you were both so bored during lockdown that you formed a duo out of sheer desperation. Not so, they protest - we were bored before lock-down."
A solo Alice

A Demon Bryony

COMING to TERMS No.36: FAIR

It's an ancient and multi-faceted word - Fair enough? "derived directly from the Latin, feria, it first appears in written english in this form in the mid-13th century. Usually translated as “holiday” by Latin/English dictionaries "

BOOK REVIEWS

Crawtherdale Tales: by Bruce Michael Baillie

"The whole volume draws inspiration from the songs of Bob Pegg and in particular takes Fiddler’s Cross as a starting point for the whole process, whose history is outlined at the end of this 150-odd page volume.” Says an impressed Nigel.
Graphic storytelling

The Brightest Of Entertainers

Jig dolls from England and beyond
by Pat Pickles and Katie Howson
Originally by Rene & Pat Pickles: "The process of updating and expanding the book has tended towards some unevenness in layout but this is a minor quibble. Katie Howson and Pat Pickles have crammed a lot into 104 pages and are to be congratulated on producing such an excellent, well-re- searched and comprehensive publication on a hitherto neglected aspect of traditional folk art "
Read of Mr Jollyboys and his articulated friends

On Track … The Incredible String Band by Tim Moon

"'Every Album, Every Song' claims the cover … Well, almost … Cometh the Increds. Cometh Tim Moon. The songs are here in order, from Maybe Someday to Ithkos, with a detour into the Mike and Robin solo albums made during the band’s main existence "
The Increds made credible

CD REVIEWS

Including LOCK-DOWN ROUND-UP

(From their front room to yours)

“And it’s vanity will get you in the end, I’ll be bound.”
[with a nod to Cyril Tawney]

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