Welcome to Unicorn Magazine!

Unicorn Magazine is a free, quarterly, A5 publication for folk music, song, dance and arts enthusiasts in the area of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, North London and the nearer parts of the surrounding counties. The magazine contains regular items such as the invaluable Diary, Club Listing, reviews of gigs, CDs and books, interviews with artists and vital details about music and song sessions.

We publish informed articles, and reviews of albums, gigs and books by local artistes by our panel of experienced appraisers.

Issue 151 (July, August & September 2020) is now out!!

We normally suggest that you pick up a copy from your usual pub, club or session, but if that is not possible due to the widespread disruption caused by the Corona Virus, you can read the magazine online by downloading a PDF copy from our Dropbox folder: Dropbox folder here >>

Would you like to run Unicorn Magazine?

Because of a major change in my personal life, I’m having to step down as Editor of Unicorn Magazine.

So with all my fingers crossed, I’m putting out a plea for someone to come forward and put together a team to take on the job of producing this wonderful and much valued publication, including maintaining its website and social media streams. Unless I can find an editorial team to take over from me, sadly the Magazine will have to close and that would be a real shame. 

Since its launch in 1983, Unicorn has been the ‘go-to resource’ for all things folk - music, song, dance (country and Morris) and the arts - right across Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Herts, Northants and parts of North London.  

I’ve been involved with this amazing publication for over four years now and have run it single-handed since Autumn 2019. However, the task really requires a variety of skills from a team for the experience to be efficient and enjoyable.

So if you’re interested in having a chat to see what’s involved in producing Unicorn (without any obligation or commitment), please contact me on 07939 541927.

In ‘normal’ times, the Magazine is financially self-supporting. Thanks to the supportive advertisers and the many willing volunteers in the clubs and dance sides who distribute it, it is possible to run it economically and allow it to be free at the point of delivery. Although preparing and distributing the Magazine is quite a commitment, it’s hugely rewarding because of the contribution it makes to the local and national folk scene. As the Editor or a member of the Editorial Team, you’ll be at the heart of everything folk in the area, meeting and interviewing well-known (and up-and-coming) artists, spreading the word about events and festivals, getting pre-launch CDs and downloads to review and being the first to know about exciting happenings in the folk world.

Production of the magazine itself is currently suspended due to the hammer blow dealt to the folk world by the pandemic. But if it’s possible given the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, I will produce a ‘farewell edition’ for distribution in March (covering April – June 2021). I’ll also continue writing the blog until at least March (2021).