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STIRRINGS 168 now out...

ALICE JONES—You may not know the name…yet. Until lately, she’s tended to hang out quietly in bands. But now the Yorkshire-born singer and instrumentalist is striking out as a soloist, and attracting admiring notices from all points of the compass. She tells Stirrings about her “sad life” (it’s not really sad) and her plans for the future (global domination, naturally).


What else lurks in Stirrings 168? Learned speculations on the street names of Sheffield (they’re older than you think), reflections on how Brexit could impact on the folk scene, and we bid a sad farewell to two stalwarts of the Yorkshire scene, Karl Dallas and Tony “Tee” Westran. But we stay cheerful. Well, you’ve got to, haven’t you? 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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