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Tykes’ is a quarterly print magazine about folk music, song and dance. It covers Yorkshire and surrounds, and is read by people as far afield as the US and Australia; even by one or two in Lancashire! You can find out more about Tykes’ and its history by entering Tykes’ Towers. All the information you need is here.

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The WinterAutumn 2016 edition of Tykes' News readies it's Winter garb - being careful not to wear a coat inside lest it doesn't feel the benefit.

Festivals come and go, and in this issue we celebrate the conclusion of three with tales, reports, insider views and pictures - Whitby, Cropredy & Carvoiero.


FiloFolk is now up and running on the website. A cursory glance will show that it is in no way as pleasant or elegant as Jim Lawton's version used to be, but it is usable and, at the moment, regularly serviced. It also works in tandem with the FaceBook page, or more correctly the FaceBook page supports FiloFolk with announcements and updates. The TN FaceBook page is here <> and FF on the web site is reached through the icon on the Home Page. It still needs your input. If something stops, starts or changes, it's only by the quirkiest stroke of luck the Tykes gets to hear of it. It'll be wrong forever if you don't tell us.


There are some notable shows coming up in the new year. Probably the most notable is a touring version of The Transports, Peter Bellamy's powerful folk opera. Billed as "THE TRANSPORTS: THE FOLK MUSIC EVENT OF 2017" the PR machine obviously think it's the best thing since sliced bread. Written in 1977, this is the first time it has ever toured in its, nigh on, 40 year history. The cast list brings joy to the heart - The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachel McShane & Greg Russell. Storyteller Matthew Crampton (it says here) "has created fresh narration for the show, amplifying its central tale into a broader exploration of exile and migration.  “History has long been shaped by the crossing of oceans by desperate people,” says Crampton. “We want to contrast those forced to leave Britain, as in The Transports, with those arriving in Britain, forced from elsewhere.". We will have more news stories from the fleet in the Spring issue.


In the Opinion piece Jim Saville has a little think about young performers. Not The Young’uns, they have aged into an oxymoron. No, I mean bright, young performers (of whom there are legions in our area) and how they are treated by the folk elders, who know everything about everything - obvs! Jim makes some salient points, and some are uncomfortable reading for the older folkie.

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