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STIRRINGS 175 now out...


THERE’S LIFE AFTER Steeleye Span, says legendary bassist Rick Kemp. After belting out the basslines behind the ageless folk-rockers for much of his career, Rick is now striking out solo and confides to Stirrings his anxieties at such a bold career move. “It’s going all right,” he says with some relief. We get all the gen, plus a rich tapestry of anecdote from a life lived to the full.


What else? We raise a toast to Chesterfield Folk Club, celebrating ten years of monthly music and mirth, and to Stainsby Festival, fifty this year and almost the oldest-surviving folk festival in these islands. Plus our annual raspberry at the Radio Two Folk Awards (“It was good this year,” admits our reporter), and the usual torrent of news, views, reviews and folk-flavoured listings for South Yorkshire and beyond. Summer starts hereā€¦











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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