Tom Lane joins Lincoln City Radio
Tom now has his own show on Lincoln City Radio every Friday evening 9-10pm. Tom writes:
I play music from Lincolnshire people, people singing Lincolnshire songs, people who have some connection with the county etc. You can listen several different ways:
Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6
Smart speaker #playlcrfm
If you can’t make it on the night listen again at your leisure on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln
Write a Lincolnshire Song for 2021
BBC Lincs has decided to ditch its annual Song for Lincolnshire competition, which has been a pillar of the Lincolnshire folk music community since 1992. Shame on the them! In response, a group of movers and shakers has launched a crowdfunding appeal to bring the competition back, hopefully this Autumn. This bold move deserves all the help it can get, especially by people contributing to the crowdfunding page. Here's the Facebook link and here's the Just Giving link. There's also now a dedicated website Write a Song for Lincolnshire 2021 which gives you all the background details as well as a link to enter online. This is a really exciting move by these organisers - please support them in any way you can, best of all with hard cash of course!
Virtual Zoom Singaround
We're still meeting every Thursday evening for an online version of the yacht club singaround and we've just celebrated a whole year of these sessions by posting a video of a typical evening on YouTube. You can join in from anywhere so if you fancy taking part, just write to us at email@example.com and we'll let you have the details. You will need the Zoom program, and ideally a laptop or desktop computer with a mic and camera, though you can also get away with using a phone or tablet.
Listening from the sofa
Hope you have managed to catch some of Miranda Sykes' wonderful live streamed concerts. Keep up with her forthcoming dates on her Facebook page.
Keep up with all the online concerts by subscribing to the fortnightly email newsletter The Folk Forecast. Just follow the link to register your email address. The service is run by our friend, former Slapdash dancer Lucy Shields.
We're still not sure when it will feel safe (or even be legal) to be singing choruses in an enclosed space, so there's no date yet for re-opening either the singaround or the proper folk club. But surely it can't be too long now? Watch this space.