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STIRRINGS 164 now out...

HANNAH JAMES does it all: she dances like a dervish in clogs, plays accordion well enough to give the instrument a good name, and sings too. And sometimes she does all these things at the same time, which is frankly a bit scary. We discover what drives her to these feats of folkish multi-tasking, and find out about her latest mixed-media venture, Jig Doll.

WE ALSO BRING you a further fev'rous instalment of our Sex In Folksong series. This time we look at Anxiety—just in case you were enjoying it too much. And we say farewell to the late Mick Ball, whose sudden death in May came as a shock to all in the Stirrings Zone.

WHAT ELSE? Well, tons of CD reviews, live reviews, book reviews, kitchen utensil reviews... (No, we lied about the last one—but we're working on it.) Plus the closest we mere mortals can come to a comprehensive listing of folk-flavoured events in the Stirrings Zone over the next three months. News too. All yours for a modest £2.






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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