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STIRRINGS 173 now out...


YOU CAN SEE the attractions of Iceland, can you not? Not only do they have the Northern Lights, they also have a better national football side than us. So you can understand why CHRIS FOSTER moved there a decade or two ago. But he still gets back to Britain every so often to remind us what a fine singer and guitarist he’s always been. We caught him in Sheffield recently for a special Stirrings interview.

We also take a penetrating look at STEVE ROUD’s monumental Folk Song In England, and cast a glance over our shoulder at BERT LLOYD’s 1967 foundation text of the same title. Plus we report on hot new folk-flick The Ballad Of Shirley Collins, and look back at Shirley’s sometimes ill-starred career. All this and news, views and reviews aplenty, as well as our not-quite-comprehensive guide to what’s happening in the Stirrings Zone over the next quarter…










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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