Folklife prints FQ, Folklife Quarterly

FQ is a paid-for print magazine, with 48/52 A4-size pages


...PUBLICATION DATES, deadlines...✪✪...JAN, 20 Nov ......APR, 20 Feb......JUL, 20 May......OCT, 20 Aug...


your Members' folk news [200 words per news item, more if advertising] & multiple Directory listings,

published quarterly - do join us, Membership is only 18 a year !


1/7/17: FQ April has been distributed. Now copying latest FQ pages to this website; already updated

FQ [1] members' news, [2] FQ Folklife Traditions pages. To be updated by 14th, [3] Directory on separate site as below

Contact Us / Join Folklife ~ details on "About FQ webpage"

FQ is a print magazine, also copied online ...

We provide free online copies of some FQ pages on this site.

FQ listings are directory-style, not an events-diary, other than member-festivals & workshops

Online is updated as time permits - say a fortnight after the print version has been distributed:

[1] Members' news (links on About FQ); [2] FT pages (archive); [3] Listings (Directory)


We also provide, free, online,

Folklife members' online Directory (FQ includes a print summary of this - Listings) •

an archive of articles from the Folklife Traditions pages in FQ

Worcestershire Folklife, Herefds-Worcs directory Bywyd Gwerin, Welsh Traditions

  • Spam policy: non-Members who add us without asking to mailing lists for festivals & concerts will be blocked.
  • Our Folklife mailing list is only sent to Members & to past advertisers. Others we only write to individually.
  • Your CDs: Members are welcome to send in publicity about their CDs ~ we don't review folk CDs
  • What we do: produce and distribute a PRINTED folk magazine, this is always our priority,
    • so: no email forwarding service! no paper leaflet distribution! not on social networks!

see our

FQ Info Page


for our

ad rates & sizes,




FQ: Folklife Quarterly.

FQ has 3 sections

... as printed

... online







Wales. and

individual counties in west/central England (Cornwall to Warwickshire).


Go to


the FQ page

for more info, plus

links (also on right) to individual news pages







NEWS PAGES for Wales,

England West Country

England West Midlands

and nearby


For other FQ pages






researched ARTICLES & songs, folklife studies & societies news, Seasonal Celebrations: Doc Row's list + photos

Folklife Traditions pages ~ Archive of all FT issues, includes listing published articles





full Member-FESTIVAL & Member-WORKSHOP DIARIES; summaries of Members' Directory listings + full UPDATES this quarter

Members' full Directory listings, incl Festival &

Workshop Diaries &

UPDATES this quarter

(mobile-friendly site)


FWOn: Folk What's On


... as printed

... more details

members' news, and correspondents, welcome for

West Country

  • Dorset

West Midlands

  • Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull
  • Staffs / Stoke




simply the ads from FQ.

sent free to libraries, TICs, concert venues; in areas from which we have regular adverts

"About FWOn" on this site has more details

Our other websites ~ two online Directories

Worcestershire Folklife.

Online only. Mobile-friendly site wf1a


A Herefordshire & Worcestershire Directory (not: dates)

You can subscribe to email Directory updates (no dates).

Plus links to local websites-listing-dates.



Bywyd Gwerin: Cyfeiriadur /// Welsh Folklife Traditions: Directory


Bilingual. Online only


Now converted to a mobile-friendly format.

Welsh-language folklife traditions in a Directory format.

Also includes Notes & Articles.


And also hosted on this site: The Homend Poets, Ledbury


Run by a bunch of amateurs!

A non-profit volunteer group

promoting all aspects of folklife.

Minehead Hobby Horse


The Folklife ident

by Chris Stewart

Originally, the magazines were published (& subsidised) by the Somers Traditional Folk Club, Worcester (which meets every Friday, for 33 years!) but Folklife is now a separate organisation published (& subsidised) by the Editors. To email STFC: please see STFC website for STFC email

WHAT WE DO ONLINE .............................  LIMITATIONS OF THIS WEBSITE ...

What we do is produce and distribute a PRINTED folk magazine;

anything online is a bonus.


Online is intended for desktop computers and larger screens


We are a non-profit group of volunteers/amateurs who produce a print magazine.

I paste copies of most print pages online, so that you can read some.

  • Note the "I" here, not "we" - FQ print magazine is a team effort; but website is just me (Sam) to copy it online, so limited time

Do dip in to an online page, - or 2 - 3 .... whilst most of our 48-52 A4 pages are online, to read it all, a printed copy is far easier!

  • website is later than print. Once the print magazine has been distributed, I start copying it online, then I copy Folk What's On, and then update the Directory - this takes up to a fortnight after 1 Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct.


Critical suggestions for improving these webpages are positively welcome

  • Ideally .... we would like a more technically-minded / design-minded volunteer to take over this website
  • ... that's not very likely! … but critical suggestions for improving these pages are positively welcome
  • … but please bear in mind that I am an unpaid non-technical volunteer with limited time and money!
    • so eg busy, producing/distributing/invoicing FQ - so no time for blogs etc
    • we have a web-based Directory in mobile-friendly format on a separate webpage
    • we put our print pages online on this site - these pages are A4 size, so won't be suitable for mobiles etc

What we do is produce and distribute a PRINTED folk magazine,

in which you can advertise, and/or you can join us as a Member and then send in your Members' news & listings.

Members can publicise their recordings and reviews. No reviews except from Members, plus (very occasionally) the editors review books.


So … what we do is produce and distribute a PRINTED folk magazine! ............................ cheers, Sam.

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