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British Folk music magazines request

20 Oct 09 - 06:46 PM (#2749027)
Subject: Folk music magazines request
From: Lucy Wright

Hello Mudcatters,

First off, i'll apologise if this isn't the right place to post this sort of request... I've just joined and i did have a quick search through the FAQs but couldn't find anything that prohibited it - anyway, if i missed something and this isn't appropriate please just say and i'll remove it immediately!

I'm a PhD student working on a project to do with the British folk scene and am looking for old copies of folk music magazines (any age, any regional specialism! Living Tradition, the EFDSS mag, FRoots, Irish Folk magazines...anything i haven't heard of too...) If anyone happens to have any hanging around at home that they want rid of - i realise that lots of people collect these (i've been looking for back issues on Ebay and so far haven't seen anything) - but just on the offchance that someone did have some they were just waiting to throw out with the recycling, i'd really appreciate it if they thought of me... i'm a student of modest means but i'd be willing to pay a little and at least cover the postage costs if anyone was able to help me out :-)

Or alternatively, if anyone knows where i might look for old (preferably cheap, not collectors) copies of folk mags please let me know!

Thank you,
Lucy


20 Oct 09 - 06:57 PM (#2749034)
Subject: RE: Folk music magazines request
From: Folkiedave

I have Pm'd you.

Contact me and I may be able to help.


21 Oct 09 - 04:35 AM (#2749244)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Lucy-

Your request is certainly appropriate for posting here. I added the word "British" to your thread title because you said you wanted information on the British folk scene. If that's incorrect, please let me know.

The American Broadside Magazine is available online. Other U.S. folk magazines are/were Dirty Linen, Sing Out!, and Come for to Sing.

But you wanted UK Magazines, right?

-Joe-


21 Oct 09 - 04:58 AM (#2749251)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: The Villan

Hi Lucy
Hope you are well.
Les Worrall


21 Oct 09 - 06:03 AM (#2749272)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST

Getting copies to own yourself will be difficult, though bundles of old fRoots/Southern Rag do get offered from time to time on the Readers Sales/ Wants board on the fRoots site and you could post a request there - people do seem to have regular loft clearouts.

You'll find that Cecil Sharp House hold quite a lot in their Library, and also of course it has been a legal requirement to deposit copies of everything printed with the British Library for many years.

For people doing serious research, I do have a huge archive at the fRoots premises. Not only have I been a magazine junkie all my life, but when the late Eric Winter retired he gave us all his archive going back to the mid 50s. So we have pretty much all the copies of Sing, Folk Scene, a lot of copies of Spin and many other small and regional UK folk mags (and a lot of memorabilia like club leaflets etc, not to mention 8 filing cab drawers stuffed with b&w photos!). The ones we seem to be short of are Karl Dallas' late 70s mag which I've temporarily forgotten the title of. On the US front I've got a pretty much complete set of Sing Outs from the late 50s, lots of Boston Broadsides, the US mag Folk Scene from the 70s/80s etc. They're not for letting out of here, but as I say, for people doing serious research they're welcome to use us as a reading room - the BBC did that for Folk Britannia, and Pete Frame and other authors for various projects.

If that interests you, email me via fRoots - the address is in the mag or on the web site.

Meanwhile, if any American readers have any Little Sandy Reviews going spare to add to the archive . . .


21 Oct 09 - 06:04 AM (#2749273)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Ian Anderson, fRoots

Sorry - if it wasn't obvious, the above non-ID'd post was from me - Ian at fRoots


21 Oct 09 - 06:30 AM (#2749290)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,baz parkes

Where are you based and what "era" are you looking at?

Baz


21 Oct 09 - 06:48 AM (#2749303)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Lucy....I would just like to affirm Ian Andersons kind offer. Mind you, you'd probably be nearing retirement age if you took him up on it!!
As Baz says...where are you in the UK. Ian is in North London (don't think thats giving too much away Ian??!).
But good luck with the research....


22 Oct 09 - 06:04 PM (#2750599)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Susanne (skw)

Lucy, I've got a near complete set of the Scottish 'Broadside/Broadsheet' newsletter, but I'm in Germany. Where are you? If you're anywhere near Scotland you might contact Pete Heywood at The Living Tradition (after the next issue is out). He's got a few spares of every issue iirr.

Ian, I think you've just let yourself in for a prolonged visit from me in about five years' time (when my retirement starts) ...


23 Oct 09 - 06:57 AM (#2750920)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Lucy Wright

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for all the kind offers and advice...Sorry it's taken me so long to follow this up... Will be in touch! :-)
I'm looking at the British folk scene now i suppose, but i'm interested in the history too and how folk music is and has been presented visually, artist/band photographs etc. I suppose also i'm interested in the differences between Irish / English and Scottish-identifying groups visual presentations...
I'm based in Manchester but always glad to travel - i had thought i should make another visit to the old Cecil Sharp house - i would quite like to scan some images and things (i'm guessing that's ok?) Ian - Maybe i could tie in a wee visit to FRoots (that's like a dream for me!) I'll email you...

I don't know how to access pms so please bear with me while i bash about on the keyboard again for a while!

Hi Les - long time no see! Entirely my fault. Am performing again though after a v long absence and loving it!


23 Oct 09 - 07:03 AM (#2750924)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: The Villan

Hi Lucy, glad to hear that you are back in to the swing of things.
Les


23 Oct 09 - 07:06 AM (#2750926)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Lucy Wright

Just pm-ed you - now i know how to do it!


23 Oct 09 - 07:29 AM (#2750945)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: The Villan

You are just too smart Lucy :-)


23 Oct 09 - 10:58 AM (#2751068)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

Lucy
are you Lucy as in the Wright family Lucy? Jew's harp etc?
anyway, I'm in Crewe and have a full set of fRoots (and earlier titles), English Dance & Song, Living Tradition, a lot of the 1960s national magazines, Folk News, Folk Review .... no wonder I can't move in my house! let me know if you'd like to come and consult.
I also have a lot of artist promo photos I inherited from Sidmouth.
Derek


23 Oct 09 - 11:28 AM (#2751081)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: greg stephens

Manchester would be deliverable for me. I will look at the collection. Time to pass it on maybe!


29 Oct 09 - 10:24 AM (#2754791)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Lucy Wright

Hi Greg - well that would be amazing, but please don't give away anything you'll regret! Maybe i could borrow for a bit?
Derek, yes tis Lucy Wright of the Wright Family... does that make you change your offer?! :-) Would be great to come and have a rummage at some point soon, thanks!


29 Oct 09 - 10:45 AM (#2754804)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,BBP at work

Hi Lucy,

Hope you've not forgotten sunny Gainsborough ;-)! Please come and visit us soon.

Deirdre


29 Oct 09 - 11:41 AM (#2754862)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

Lucy - email me. eds.editor@efdss.org
Derek


29 Oct 09 - 01:58 PM (#2754987)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST, Jim Hancock

Hi there

I Put a pile of stuff in the recycling box yesterday, some national mostly UK regional mags going back around 20 years.

I'll take them back out now.

contact me on jim@folktalk.co.uk

(I wonder if the blue clicky thing will work)

Something in the back of my head says your are from, or often seen around, the Lincs. area, if so we can probably arrange to pass them through a mutual aquantance.

All the best

Jim Hancock


30 Oct 09 - 05:05 AM (#2755479)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Lucy Wright

Thank again everyone - just bumping this again :-) Though it sounds like i have enough to keep me going for decades once i get started!
x


09 Apr 17 - 07:48 PM (#3849732)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST

Book Review
Jiggery Pokerwork The John Spiers Tune Book
Boars Hill Music
        John Spiers, better known in folk circles as 'Squeezy' has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. Well known for his long standing partnership with musician extraodinaire John Bowden as well as being a key member of 'Bellowhead', the most successful folk band in recent history.
        This collection of 59 new tunes reflect his wonderful feel for the English traditional repertoire and includes a range of dance tunes, incredibly sensitive slow airs, hornpipes, polkas, jigs, reels and schottiches.
        Most of the tunes are written in the southern English style but include influences from other countries.
        In order to allow for the limited keys available to the most common D/G box, the majority of tunes are written in the keys of D, G and E minor. Where tunes are in other keys, John has included an alternative transposition and suggested chords.
Available from P J Music (pjmusic@btinternet.com) at 11.95 + 2.00 P&P
Pete Cunningham


09 Apr 17 - 07:50 PM (#3849734)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Pete Cunningham

Book Review
Jiggery Pokerwork The John Spiers Tune Book
Boars Hill Music
        John Spiers, better known in folk circles as 'Squeezy' has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. Well known for his long standing partnership with musician extraodinaire John Bowden as well as being a key member of 'Bellowhead', the most successful folk band in recent history.
        This collection of 59 new tunes reflect his wonderful feel for the English traditional repertoire and includes a range of dance tunes, incredibly sensitive slow airs, hornpipes, polkas, jigs, reels and schottiches.
        Most of the tunes are written in the southern English style but include influences from other countries.
        In order to allow for the limited keys available to the most common D/G box, the majority of tunes are written in the keys of D, G and E minor. Where tunes are in other keys, John has included an alternative transposition and suggested chords.
Available from P J Music (pjmusic@btinternet.com) at 11.95 + 2.00 P&P
Pete Cunningham


09 Apr 17 - 08:07 PM (#3849735)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Big Al Whittle

with respect Pete I think you need to start a fresh thread about your booki;ll see if i can do it!


12 Apr 17 - 05:38 AM (#3850136)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GUEST,Desi C

I have several copies of Folk Monthly magazine from the past 7 or 8 years, if you're interested mail Desi on crc778@aol.com


21 Apr 17 - 06:06 PM (#3851742)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GeoffLawes

Hello Lucy,I have sent you a PM with details of old folk magazines which you may have if you want them.
Regards, Geoff


21 Apr 17 - 07:30 PM (#3851747)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: Reinhard

Geoff, the request is more than five years old. Lucy has finished her PhD by now and is a research associate at the University of Sheffield. By the way, she is responsible for the Digital Folk survey that is being advertised at the top of of the Mudcat entry page. So if you want to help her, fill out the survey ;-)


22 Apr 17 - 06:50 AM (#3851827)
Subject: RE: British Folk music magazines request
From: GeoffLawes

Thank you Reinhard , that explains why I have had no response .