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stirrings 162


STIRRINGS 163 now out...

IT'S TEN YEARS since Martin Simpson made his home in the leafy western marges of Sheffield. Over that time the city has been universally declared the Epicentre of the Folk Universe. Coincidence? You decide. Stirrings boldly doorstepped Martin to hear his reflections on the life of the travelling musician and to get the gen on his recent musical liaison with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr: they've got a CD coming out, you know. Meanwhile, our fearless Sex in Folksong series continues to peek through the curtains, this time focusing on Euphemism and Innuendo. Know what we mean...?

AND OF COURSE we bring you the usual conucopiaful 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 spring.

IDEAL SUMMER reading, and still only £2. Feet up, shades on, glass in hand—off you go!





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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