Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

Classic, Definitive Folk


Topic Records – classic definitive folk recordings of traditional and contemporary folk music, from English, Scottish & Irish folk singers & musicians.

Topic’s impressive catalogue includes some of the classic folk albums of all time, recorded by the likes of Martin Carthy, The Waterson family, June Tabor, John Tams, Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Anne Briggs, Brass Monkey, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy, The Copper Family, Linda Thompson, Shirley Collins, Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd and many more.

¬†Topic is a winner of BBC Radio’s “Good Tradition” Award
for the preservation and promotion of traditional and roots music.

New Topic Shop

We’ve partnered with for our new Topic Shop where you can buy all of our releases. All orders are despatched on a first class Royal Mail service or via our UPS / DPD / DHL courier service (All free of charge in the UK and only ¬£2 Delivery worldwide).

Benefits include:
Free UK Delivery | Cheaper Product Prices | Deferred Payment | Major Credit & Debit Payment Cards Accepted | Faster 1st Class Delivery | Secured By Thawte With 256 Bit Encryption | PCI Compliant | Free UK Returns | Freephone Customer Help Line.


The Official Topic Records 2019 Calendar

Topic Calendar 2019Topic Records will be 80 years old in 2019 and we are starting to put together some special releases, events, concerts and merchandise to celebrate. Watch this space.

To start things off, Topic Records are happy to present an Official 2019 calendar.

A limited edition A3 size calendar, the first of its kind for Topic, includes classic photographs of Anne Briggs, Shirley and Dolly Collins, The Watersons, Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson, Ewan and Peggy MacColl, Davy Graham and June Tabor to name a few.

Photographs used in the calendar were taken by Brian Shuel, Tom Howard, John Harrison and from the Peter Kennedy archive. The calendar also includes important Topic Records birthday information. Limited to 500 copies only worldwide, please head over to the Topic Shop and order your copy now.