THE FOLKY TIMES ARE HERE PEOPLE! The wait is finally over. At last a folk magazine all about, well, folk. For too long us lovers of the beautiful genre have had to put up with being ignored by mainstream music magazines, banished to the confines of a ‘Roots’ section, which usually was smaller than the parking space outside my front door. So I’ve taken on the task of giving you exactly what you need to satisfy your musically-inclined needs. In this, our very first issue of THREADBARE we’ve got whole heap of all things folk that should keep you going until our second issue and third and forth... yes I have counted my eggs (I know it’s chickens but I had the pun below already planned) before they’ve hatched because THREADBARE is simply cracking (you laughed, admit it!). But yes, THREADBARE magazine is here to stay and will have you running to the newsagents at the start of each month you can get your folk fix. In this launch issue alone we have the one and only Josh Ritter (pg. 34) who continually blows me away with each record he brings out. And we’ve got some insider information from the talented Matt Hayward, owner of recording studio Sundance Crow (pg. 58) and as many reviews as you care to read (pg.42) and if you want more of anything just hit up our website www.threadbaremusic.co.uk. I could go on but I can’t be bothered. Enjoy!
Aoife O’ Connor, Editor-In-Chief
A round of special thanks (and drinks on pay day) to: Anna Kroeger, Antonia Charlesworth, Aidan Bonner, Fiona Griffin, Grace Bowman, Katface, Liam O’ Connor-Collum, Simon Bland, Simon Butcher and everyone else who helped to get Threadbare to this stage. This month’s musician contributors: Gráinne Donovan Michael John O’ Conor
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