Shire Folk Album of 2019

Josienne Clarke album



coronavirusRed2Corona Virus Notice

As you maybe aware we produce Shire Folk in our spare time for the love of the music. Our only source of revenue is from the advertisements in the magazine and from about thirty personal subscribers.

As all folk clubs and music venues are currently closed and many festivals have been cancelled or postponed, we do not have enough revenue to produce Issue 166, May/June. Obviously we have very few places left to post it to were we to print the issue. We will resume publication just as soon as the situation changes and we can all go out and watch live music again.

If you had a time sensitive advert booked in Issue 166 for a festival, an event or album release we will refund you. If you have a series of adverts booked for a club, shop etc. or are part way through a personal subscription please bear with us until we can start publication again. We won’t refund you at this point but you won’t lose any money.

We will be putting notices on our website to keep people up to date on our future publishing plans.

In the meantime please stay safe and do contact us should you have any queries.

Kind regards

Graham Hobbs & Jonathan Roscoe

Email addresses:
Jonathan: shirefolkreviews@gmail.com
Graham: editor@shirefolk.org.uk


Shire Folk is a free, A5, bimonthly magazine covering folk, roots and acoustic music. It has been produced for over 40 years on a not-for-profit basis, paid for by advertising revenue. Each issue includes news items, both local and national, artist interviews, festival and gig reviews, as well as reviews of about 30 new CDs.

From our base in Oxford, we distribute around 1800 copies through an intricate network of folk clubs, record shops, libraries, music venues, pubs, morris dancing teams, festivals and individuals. Click here to see a list of places that receive bulk copies of Shire Folk. We think you can safely assume that well over 4000 people read each issue.

If you want to make sure you get a copy of the magazine , then you can have it delivered at a charge of £14 for the next six issues. Full details are on the Subscribe page.

We accept advertising on all folk-related subjects; rates and copy dates can be found on the Advertise page. If you wish to see a sample copy please email us or write to us using the details on the Contact page.

Graham Hobbs & Jonathan Roscoe
Co-Editors, Shire Folk