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

Write a Lincolnshire Song for 2021

The finalists for this year's competition were:

The Knight of Castle Hills –Written by Lynn Haynes – Performed by Lynn Haynes and Paul Bellamy

This is my Home – Written and performed by David Godfrey

Skipping with Annie – Written by Angela King – performed by Angela King and Paul Dickinson

The Bluestone Hills – Written and performed by Peter Connor and Caroline Cakebread

Our Patch of England - Written by Andy Lenton – Performed by Andy Tymens and Steve Scarfe

You are in my bones – Written and performed by John Davies

One hour 2020 – Written and Performed by Penny Sykes

Toadman – Written by A T Lowe – Performed by Amanda Lowe

The Usher Imp – Written by Julie Wigley – Performed by Stonesthrow

The Winceby Stone – Written and performed by Jan and Paul Ramsey

The Luttrell Psalter – Written by Kim Biggs – Performed by Kim & Phil Biggs

Steve and Julie Wigley performing as their new band Stonesthrow, were well-deserved winners with their song about James Usher, the jeweller who popularised the Lincoln Imp symbol. Jan and Paul Ramsey, who are always a joy to listen to, were runners-up, along with Amanda Lowe.   No prizes for the three Spalding FC regulars, but there's always next year. Another great night of music, well done to the organising committee.

Virtual Zoom Singaround

We're still meeting every Thursday evening for an online version of the yacht club singaround and we 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 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 just about 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. 

Coronavirus news

We're still not sure when it will feel safe to be singing choruses in an enclosed space, so there's no date yet for re-opening the singaround or the session. The folk club proper is in a better position with the large airy room at South Holland Centre and we're hoping this will now be a permanent arrangement. 

Stay safe.