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STIRRINGS 179 now out...

 

No, but seriously…

It’s come to our attention that Stirrings has acquired a quite unjustified reputation for frivolity and irreverence. So how better to rebut these slurs than by running a cover interview with the self-described Serious Sam Barrett in our latest issue? But it’s not all about us, of course—we like his music too. Plus he plays banjo: surely no further justification is required…

 

Also in the new issue (out now—did we mention that?): Shaun Hutch tells us about his untiring exploits as musician, organiser and gardener to the folkiscenti; Bryan Ledgard reveals to the world his nine most formative folk-flavoured albums; and we publish Clive Hudson’s much-praised song Pigeon Park. If you can’t read the dots, you’ll have to ask him to sing it to you…

 

Plus the usual smorgasbord of CD reviews, book reviews, astonishing local news and our nearly-comprehensive concert and club listings. Is this the first time we’ve ever used the word smorgasbord? Probably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Reviews

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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