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STIRRINGS 169 now out...


THIS ISSUE we fix Wath’s eloquent bard RAY HEARNE in the anglepoise glare of our scrutiny. Usually diffident about blowing his own trumpet, Ray has brought out two CDs this year, and it’s our job to grill him about them. Plus whatever else is happening in Hearneworld these days. Info, insights, bon mots…it’s all here.

We also talk to PATRICK ROSE about what it’s like to be a Young Person in an increasingly greying folk scene (he’s only 25, you know…). And Your Editor waxes lyrical (if not satirical) in praise of the Older Folkie. Plus all the usual stuff —news, reviews, listings…You know the drill. Enjoy!







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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