Tykes Stirrings

Tykes Stirrings
For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
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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.

Autumn issue

Tykes Stirrings Autumn Issue

No3: AUTUMN 2020

This, the second issue under lockdown conditions, is still full of hope and messages of support. Bradford, the home of Tykes’ Towers, is, as I write, firmly locked down once more! (I still miss the simpler, Twa Corvid days, of old.)

Loads of club initiatives have surfaced in this issue, including actual gigs! It’s early days for these nascent enterprises and funding them will be a new experience. From the relatively small-scale house concert style (the very active Ryburn 3 Step) to the large and well supported live concerts from The Live Room in Saltaire. There seems to be no consensus on how to do this, but we hope they will blossom, and we wish them all the very best of luck.

We’ll still only print enough for the subs copies, with a small allowance for incidentals and some shops that are tentatively emerging from their shells. No festivals to get ready for and enthuse about, and with only Zoom or YouTube clubs meeting, we still have no sales outlets.

Inside the 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 next page to uncover the quarterly delights.

That Postage! An update. Although it went steeply uppards in the Summer, we have managed to keep the subs at a very reasonable £13 per annum, through the increased uptake in Spring, which gave us a buffer - not huge, merely a buff - but it was enough. The subs for outside the UK (not altered for at least 10 years!), however, have risen like a cottage loaf.

The new rates are, using the Royal Mail zones:

It sounds a lot, but once again, no wriggle room. Pared to the bone, we are.

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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