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STIRRINGS 177 now out...


THE MELROSE QUARTET: they all live on Melrose Road, and there's four of them. What could be simpler? And more convenient for rehearsals? No wonder they've been together for nearly a decade and expect they'll just go on…and on. We hear how they balance child-rearing with Child ballads, and much else besides.

Also in this issue: Johnny Fuller reports back from sun-kissed, typhoon-stroked Taiwan on how far a song can take you, Nigel Parsons confesses a shady rock'n'roll past, and Brian Peters reveals his formative folk listening.

And there's more!—reviews, news, and comprehensive listings for the next three months of folk-fuelled fun in South Yorks and adjacent territories. Available now from the usual shady sources.



*Just as we were going to print, we heard of the passing of local folk legend Roy Bailey. Stirrings extends its sincere condolences to Roy's family and loved ones, and will aim to bid him a suitable farewell in the Spring issue.*











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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