TOPIC Records are very proud to announce the release of four further volumes in the widely acclaimed The Voice of the People series:
TSCD675 – “Good humour for the rest of the night” Traditional Dance Music in Northumberland and Cumberland
TSCD676D – The Barley Mow Field recordings and a film made in Suffolk in the 1950s (CD and DVD set)
TSCD677T – The Flax In Bloom Traditional songs, airs and dance music in Ulster (3CD set)
TSCD678 – Orkney Traditional dance music from Orkney
Continuing Topic Records’ widely-acclaimed and seminal traditional music series, Series Editor Reg Hall has selected for the latest four volumes a range of music from the astonishing collection of field recordings made by Peter Kennedy; working part-time for the BBC and the EFDSS, Peter continued with his own recording projects, sometimes collaborating, with Seamus Ennis at the BBC, Alan Lomax and in Ulster with Sean O’Boyle, their work together presented in the third of this new set of CDs.
The geographical spread covered in these four new volumes illustrates the lengths Peter would go to in order to discover the traditional music and dance of the British Isles, and his passion in bringing these to a wider community outside the working rural communities of the people he recorded; Peter’s aim, presenting the voice of the people, is recognised and acknowledged with this essential addition of four stunning new titles to an invaluable catalogue.