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STIRRINGS 160 now out...

Nancy Kerr—woman or human dynamo? Not content with a hectic gigging schedule with the Melrose Quartet and with partner James Fagan, the Sheffield-based singer and fiddler has recently been involved with The Elizabethan Session song project and has linked up in trio formation with Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting. Oh yes—and she's just brought out her first solo CD. Time for a relaxing cup of tea, and a chat with Stirrings... We also celebrate what would have been Peter Bellamy's 70th birthday with a definitive guide to his recording career, and bring you the latest gripping installment in the turbulent history of the South Riding Folk Network.

WHAT else, you cry? Loads of folkish news local and national, more reviews—CDs, books, concerts—than you could realistically shake a stick at, and the usual comprehensive guide to everything of a folkish hue that's happening in the Stirrings Zone this autumn. Happy reading!





We're living in the white heat of the CD revolution. Nowadays the facilities to record and market a CD are available to almost everyone, and CDs are becoming as common on the folk scene as roadkill on a B-road, though usually they smell better. Well, you've made one—the next step is to get it reviewed on folk-flavoured websites and in magazines like this one. So what do you need to do to get your CD (or DVD, or book—we cover those too) reviewed in Stirrings? Step one is to send a copy to the editor, and include with it a press release or other information so that we know something about you and where readers can buy copies. That's it, really. There is no Step two. Our Reviews section gets bigger with each successive issue, so what we can't fit into the paper version of the magazine we'll carry in the Reviews Extra section here on the website.


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