TYKES' NEWS

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For Folk in and around Yorkshire
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Autumn issue

Current Issue: Autumn

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INTERVIEWS

John Kirkpatrick - photo: Amy Dyke
John Kirkpatrick - photo: Amy Dyke
John Kirkpatrick: Rolling Along
It’s just fifty years since “the concertina player for Hammersmith Morris Men” stepped into the individual limelight at Sidmouth Festival with workshops on playing to accompany dance. John Kirkpatrick’s life since then has been a full one...

Katie Spencer & Henry Parker: Not a Duo

Kate Spencer & Henry Parker
Kate Spencer & Henry Parker
Katie: "I like to write from experience but I don’t want to write just autobiographical songs. My influences are people like John Martyn, Laura Marlin.. Joni Mitchell, of course: she’s the lyric queen..."
Henry: "I was confident about my guitar playing long before I was happy with my singing. So an album of songs, especially songs I’d written, was some- thing I felt had to wait until its time came."

OBIT: Roland Walls

Roland Walls
Roland Walls
"Since the early 1980s Roland was the sole organiser of the Black Swan Folk Club in York. The club established in the early seventies is one of the longest running in the UK. His superb organisation and meticulous attention to detail resulted in the BBC Folk Club of theYear accolade in 2009."

MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS: Richard Hargreaves

Don't Feed The Peacocks
Don't Feed The Peacocks
Richard Hargreaves
Richard Hargreaves
"The Minstrels were seven [young] musicians from the UK National Youth Folk Ensemble. Four fiddles, a viola, a mandolin and a cello ... a cello? Yes! It made for interesting baggage transfers, especially on horseback in Albania!"

PETERLOO and the SKELMANTHORPE FLAG

Pete Coe, Laura Smyth and 
      Brian Peters
Pete Coe, Laura Smyth and Brian Peters
Commoner's Choir 
      carry the Flag
Commoner's Choir carry the Flag
We review the Laura Smyth, Pete Coe & Brian Peters CD The Road to Peterloo and Mike Feist writes on the Skelmanthorpe Flag and the Commoner's Choir march to Peterloo "50 Miles - 100 Voices - 200 Years"

MY LIFE as a KIPPER

Chapter One: Discovery

Sid Kipper
Sid Kipper
Chris Sugden fillets and bones the story into bite-sized portions. "The Kipper Family was discovered by the folk scene in 1983, at Sidmouth Festival, although this wasn’t confirmed until a fortnight later at Whitby Folk Week. A bit like requiring the blessing of both Canterbury and York."

ROSECASTLE RAMBLES - 6

Den Miller with Alan & Lynda
Den Miller with Alan & Lynda
Lynda Hardcastle & Alan Rose, that constant couple, now based in Whitby, have been exploring the Eastern seaboard of Tykeshire. The patio's laid, the veg is all of a row and the sun lounger positioned. Time for more musical away-days.

BACKTRACK

Hartley Mine Disaster, 1862
Hartley Mine Disaster, 1862
Mining Songs - Auchengeich, High Blantyre, the Hartley Mine among dozens of others, and, within our memory, the heartbreaking Aberfan.

TUNE SPOT

Harliquin Air
Harliquin Air
Harlequin Air from the Benjamin Cooke manuscripts - but which Benjamin Cooke, and will we ever know?

"Mary and I put this (coupled with Tom Fowler’s Hornpipe) on You Tube in 2010 and it’s now accumulated a staggering 23,000 views!"

REVIEWS

Packing the latter pages there are deep and erudite reviews of CDs by all your favourite reviewers. All musical needs catered for; duos, compilations, themes, trad., contemporary & re-issues, local and off-cummed-ens.

The Tracks of our Tykes and the Two-fer interview are all about what's been did locally and the body of reviews span the UK. We even have a Christmas CD for you to learn and share all those newly found winter songs and carols. It's later than you think.


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