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Folk magazines in the UK

NOTE: Some of these magazines are small newsletters for members of EFDSS and other folk organisations. Musicians are advised to contact the editor before sending review copies as not all magazines carry reviews and some carry reviews only from their own local area.

BEDFORDSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, CAMBRIDGSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE
Unicorn: Quarterly, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, 30 x A5 pages, circulation of 3,000. Diary, news, reviews. Editors - Simon Bailes, Clive Batkin, Mike Nacey. 10 Chapel Street, Dunton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8RW. 01767 310 424
www.unicornmagazine.org.uk Note: Unicorn magazine only review CDs by artists living in the region

BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE
Shire Folk: Six per year, covering folk, roots and acoustic music in and around the South Midlands (approx. 50-mile radius from Oxford), 28–32 x A5 pages, 1800 copies. News, gig reviews, artist interviews, club and festival ads. Editors: Graham Hobbs & Jonathan Roscoe, 24 Oxford Road, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford OX10 7LX. Telephone: 0771 722 3114. Email: For ad bookings contact Jonathan: shirefolkreviews@gmail.co.uk. For editorial matters contact Graham: editor@shirefolk.org.uk www.shirefolk.org.uk 

CORNWALL
Folknews Kernow: Six per year, Cornwall, 6 x A5 pages, 1,200, Diary, clubs and contact lists. Editor: Christopher Ridley, Trenillocs, St Columb, Cornwall TR9 6JN. (01637) 880394. Very small - only a page or two, but on the ball info-wise. http://www.folknewskernow.co.uk/

DEVON
What's Afoot: Devon Folk Committee. Three per year, Devon, 40 x A5 pages, circulation of 600. News, reviews, diary dates. Editor: Colin Andrews, Bonny Green, Morchard Bishop, Crediton, Devon EX17 6PG. Tel/Fax (01363) 877216.
http://www.bonnygreen.co.uk/whatsafoot.htm

DEVON
Events South West: What's On Folk column, Monthly. Editor: Patrick Cunningham, 14 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 2LS. (01392) 258070.

DORSET
Dorset Folk: Dorset, Quarterly, 4 x A5 pages. Editor: Steve Hunt, Meadow Cottage, Chapel Lane, Woodlands, Dorset BH21 8LU. (01929) 462405.

EAST ANGLIA
Mardles: Suffolk Folk Quarterly. At least 72 x A5 pages. Circulation of 800. Clubs, Sessions Dance listings for Cambs, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex.Adverts for festivals, clubs etc. Reviews and articles. Contact the editor at: editor@suffolkfolk.co.uk Send adverts to advertising@suffolkfolk.co.uk http://www.suffolkfolk.co.uk/mardles.html

EAST MIDLANDS: DERBYSHIRE, LEICS, LINCS, NOTTS
Folk Monthly, run by the Traditional Arts Team, published every month. Address: 6 Barron Road, Birmingham B31 2ER. Email: FM@tradartsteam.co.uk. Website http://www.folkmonthly.org.uk

HAMPSHIRE, SUSSEX, DORSET
Solent Waves: Folk Association of South Hampshire. 10 x per year, Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, South Wiltshire, 12 x A5 pages, 700. Editor: <editor@fash.org.uk> Website: http://www.fash.org.uk

HERTFORDSHIRE
Puddingstone: Hertfordshire Folk Association. Three per year, Hertfordshire, 16 x A5 pages. Editor: <adrian.r.burrows@btopenworld.com>

KENT
Around Kent Folk: Six per year, Kent, 28 x A5 pages, circulation of 800, Folk Music in Kent. Editor: Kathy Drage, 80 Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate, Kent CT8 8NY. 01843 835694.

KENT
What's On Supplement: Folk Column. Kent Messenger Newspaper Group. Fortnightly, articles, reviews, events. Editor: Doug Hudson, 4 Rectory Road, Broadstairs CT10 1HG (tel: 01843-868757) doug.hudson@hotmail.co.uk or doug.hudson@sky.com

LANCASHIRE
Lancashire Wakes: Lancashire Folk. Two per year, Lancashire and environs, 56 x A5 pages, circulation of 1,000. Editor: Roy Smith. 7 Southgate, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3HX. (01772) 716772.

LANCASHIRE, CUMBRIA, GREATER MANCHESTER, MERSEYSIDE, NORTH WALES, CHESHIRE
Folk North West: North West Federation of Folk Clubs. Quarterly, North West England, 40 x A4 pages, circulation of 1,000, Diary, news, reviews, features. CDs fpr review to:
David Jones, 517 Pensby Road, Thingwall, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 7UQ. Tel     0151 639 9350 anneanddavejones@hotmail.com http://www.folknorthwest.co.uk/

LEICESTERSHIRE
Leicester Mercury Folk Column: Friday Leisure Supplement 'The Week'. Editor: Mike Polanth, c/o Leicester Mercury, St George Street, Leicester LEI 9FQ. (0116) 251 2512.

Leicester Folk Diary: Online only http://lfd.org.uk/lfd.html

LINCOLNSHIRE
Folktalk: No longer produced on paper, now web-based only. North Lincolnshire and South Humberside. Editor: Jim Hancock, 57 Lloyd's Avenue, Scunthorpe, South Humberside DN17 1BY. (01724) 844241.
email jim@folk-now.co.uk - http://www.folk-now.co.uk/

LONDON & HOME COUNTIES
Folk London: Six per year. Greater London and Home Counties, 40 x A5 pages, circulation of 2,000, Diary, news, features. Editor:Peter Crabb-Wyke. 21 Goose Acre, Chesham,HP5 1YQ 01494 791231 Recently upograded production standards.
http://www.folklondon.co.uk

MERSEYSIDE
Liverpool Daily Post: Folk column. Weekly, Listings, reviews. Editor: Jack Coutts, 7 Thomas Lane, Liverpool L14 5NR. 0151-220 0152.

NORFOLK
Norfolk Folklist: Norfolk Folk Asociation. Quarterly, Norfolk and the Waveney Valley, 8 x A5 pages, circulation of 800. Clubs, listings and diary events. No reviews or articles. Editor: John Twell, Fieldfare, Starlings Rise, Sidestrand, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 ONJ. (01263) 578224.

MERSEYSIDE
Mersey and Deeside Folk: Two per year, Merseyside and environs, 8 x A5 pages. Editor: Chris Warrington. 1 St Anne's Gardens, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 6BP. 0151- 4271907.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Northamptonshire Folk Activities Association Bulletin: Northamptonshire Folk Activities Association. Quarterly, 14 x A4 pages. Diary, news. Editor: Roy Blencowe, Netherfield House, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN9 6QF. (01933) 622124.

SHROPSHIRE
Shreds and Patches: Three per year, Shropshire and borders, 44 x A5 pages, 1,500, Articles, reviews, listings, dance and song contacts. Editor: Sheila Mainwaring, 1 Herbert Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 2BT. Tel (01952) 240989. Email: mainwaring@enta.net.

SOMERSET & SOUTH WEST
Folk in the South West: South West. Diary, news, articles. Editor: Vanesssa Williams, Folk South West, The Stables, Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset TA156XP.Tel (01935)822911. Fax (01935) 822024. Email: folkw@dial.pipex.com.

SURREY
Surrey Folk News: Quarterly, Surrey and borders, 8 x A4 pages, circulation of 3,000, News, reviews, club ads. Editor: Bob Keeble, PO Box 194, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6YP. Tel (01737) 760492. Email: bobkeeble@lineone.net.

SUSSEX
Sussex Pie and Events Sheet: Sussex Folk Association. Three per year, Sussex. Editors: Kate and Doug Eaton, 52B,Tiltwood Drive, Crawley Down, Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 4DN. Telephone 01342 718719.

SUSSEX
The Folk Diary: Six per year, Sussex, 12x A4 pages, circulation of 2,500, Club ads, news, reviews. Editors: Jim Marshall Email: jimars@globalnet.co.uk and Vie Smith, 3 Chester Terrace, Brighton BN1 6GB. Tel (01273) 559750. Email: tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
2,500 copies printed and distributed bi-monthly and a great web version, too.

Sussex Folk Guide: Online http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk/

SURREY
East Surrey News Letter: East Surrey Folk Association. Two per year. East Surrey, 8 x A5 pages, circulation of 200, Local and general folk news. Editor: Mike Rothon, 33 Glenthorne Avenue, Croydon CRO 7ET. 0181-654 4430.

SURREY
West Surrey News Letter: West Surrey Folk Association. Six per year, 4 x A5 pages. Editors: David and Christine Sansom, 27 Crofton Close, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 OLR. (01932) 872617.

WALES + THE BORDERS & BEYOND
Taplas: Six per year, Wales, 24 x A4, circulation of 2000. Editor: Keith Hudson, 182 Broadway, Roath, Cardiff CF2 1QJ. Tel (029) 2049 9759 . E-mail: Keith Hudson mail@taplas.freeserve.co.uk Web URL www.taplas.co.uk

Folkwales Online Magazine Features, news and views from the whole of Wales +up-to-the-minute listings and folk events, live and CD reviews. Editor Mick Tems <micktems@folkwales.org.uk> Website: http://www.folkwales.org.uk/Magazine/

WEST MIDLANDS: WORCS, WARKS, STAFFS, SHROPSHIRE, HEREFS
Folk Monthly, run by the Traditional Arts Team, published every month. Address: 6 Barron Road, Birmingham B31 2ER. Email: FM@tradartsteam.co.uk. Website http://www.folkmonthly.org.uk

FolkFax - Diary of events, news and gossip. Online only at: http://www.folkfax.net/

WILTSHIRE
Wiltshire Folk Association News: Wiltshire Folk Association. Quarterly, Wiltshire and borders. Editor: Doug May, 8 Imber Avenue, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7JU. (01980) 625019.

WORCS, GLOS and THE WEST
Folklife West. Quarterly Magazine and Folk Directory: http://www.folklife-west.co.uk/ http://folkdirectory.folklife-west.org.uk/

YORKSHIRE, NORTH & EAST, TEESSIDE, CLEVELAND, NORTHUMBERLAND
Folk Roundabout: Quarterly, Morpeth to York, 100 x A5 pages, circulation of 900. Editor: Mike Hughes 7, Prestbury Avenue Northburn Chase, Darlington, NE23 3TZ. Tel: 01670737691 folkroundabout@aol.com

YORKSHIRE, NORTH & EAST
Folk News: North and East Yorkshire District. Quarterly, North and East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, 12xA5 pages, circulation of 300. Malcolm and Jeannie Deakin, PO Box 35. Settle, BD24 5AA Telephone: 01729 825779, E-Mail mandjtfm@btinternet.com NOTE, as of February 2010 Malcolm and Jennie are giving up editorship and no replacement has - as yet - come forward.

YORKSHIRE, SOUTH
Stirrings: Quarterly, South Yorkshire and district, 32-46 x A5 pages, 1,000, News, reviews, features, diary. editor@stirrings.org.uk. Editor: Raymond Greenoaken, 11 Ratcliffe Road, Sheffield, S11 8YA. Tel 0114 266 1158. Recently upgraded. Full colour throughout
http://www.stirrings.org.uk/

YORKSHIRE, WEST
Tykes News: Quarterly, West Yorkshire, 24 x A4 pages, circulation of 800. Clubs, reviews, articles, features. Editor: Carol Wood, 408 Skipton Road, Utley, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 6HP. Tel (01535) 606939. Fax (01535) 211947. Recently upgraded print quality
www.tykesnews.org.uk/


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