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STIRRINGS 165 now out...

SOMETIMES IT SEEMS as though God invented sisters so that they could play fiddles together. You want proof? Check out The Rheingans Sisters, Rowan and Anna, originally from Hope Valley but now weaving their sibling sorcery all over the land and over the Continent too. Their new album is stacking up rave reviews, and we have an exclusive interview—or two interviews, since they were in different locations at the time—with the two of them.

OUR STEAMY four-part series on Sex In Folksong reaches its final part. Clare Button has sensibly kept the most disturbing stuff till last... And we're sad to be running yet another obituary of a popular figure on the local folk-scene, this time JP Bean, much feted last year for his milestone study of the folk club movement, Singing From The Floor.

AND IN ADDITION—the usual welter of reviews: CDs, live events and books. 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. Unbeatable value for a mere £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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