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Folk Discovery – a Spotify playlist

2020-11-20T11:21:38+00:00

We've recently launched a new Spotify playlist called 'Folk Discovery' which features new and not so new folk songs we're currently enjoying. The playlist isn't just limited to Topic artists and includes folk music from around the UK, Ireland and further afield. [...]

Folk Discovery – a Spotify playlist2020-11-20T11:21:38+00:00

Martin Simpson releases new single An Englishman Abroad

2020-11-13T09:28:55+00:00

Martin Simpson releases An Englishman Abroad, the latest digital single from his upcoming album Home Recordings, today. The new single is the third song released from the upcoming album following on from October Song and The Times They Are A-Changin'. Martin says [...]

Martin Simpson releases new single An Englishman Abroad2020-11-13T09:28:55+00:00

Fay Hield reaches number 6 in the inaugural Folk Albums Chart

2020-10-20T08:18:32+00:00

Huge congratulations to Fay Hield, who made it in to the inaugural Folk Albums Chart at number 6 with her latest album Wrackline. The chart was revealed last Saturday in a special livestreamed launch show which was hosted by Mark Radcliffe from [...]

Fay Hield reaches number 6 in the inaugural Folk Albums Chart2020-10-20T08:18:32+00:00

Martin Simpson – Home Recordings

2020-11-23T09:51:34+00:00

Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one. But the lockdown put paid to all that. Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining. And what a silver lining it is. Unable to play to audiences (Martin [...]

Martin Simpson – Home Recordings2020-11-23T09:51:34+00:00

Fay Hield featured on Alternative Stories Podcast

2020-07-17T09:28:13+00:00

The latest podcast from Alternative Stories titled "Through The Trees" is out today and features music from Fay Hield. Through the trees is an anthology about trees and woodlands, their folklore and mythology. Dealing with the subjects of transformation and change into [...]

Fay Hield featured on Alternative Stories Podcast2020-07-17T09:28:13+00:00

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards

2020-06-05T10:57:44+00:00

Congratulations to Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy who have both won awards at The Folking Awards 2020, Martin Simpson was voted Best Musician and Eliza Carthy Soloist of the Year. All of the winners across the eight categories were voted for by [...]

Martin Simpson and Eliza Carthy win Folking Awards2020-06-05T10:57:44+00:00

Fay Hield – Wrackline

2020-10-13T08:32:01+00:00

Wrackline, the new album from Fay Hield, looks at traditional stories involving the 'otherworld' of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom, the new work explores our emotional responses to the space between their realm and our own. Working through imaginary space [...]

Fay Hield – Wrackline2020-10-13T08:32:01+00:00

Anne Briggs – s/t (Limited Edition 180gm gold vinyl)

2019-10-29T08:52:34+00:00

This eponymous 1971 debut album by Anne Briggs, largely unavailable for 48 years, is widely regarded as a pillar of any folk collection. Re-issued here as part of the Topic Treasures series – the label's classic and notable albums expanded in deluxe [...]

Anne Briggs – s/t (Limited Edition 180gm gold vinyl)2019-10-29T08:52:34+00:00

‘Topic Records: Folk in Focus’ photography exhibition at Cecil Sharp House

2019-10-25T14:45:28+00:00

Topic Records: Folk in Focus is an absorbing exhibition of iconic photographs from the Topic Records archive focusing on the seminal artists who’ve helped shape contemporary folk music as we know it. The exhibition includes era-defining shots of Anne Briggs, Shirley & [...]

‘Topic Records: Folk in Focus’ photography exhibition at Cecil Sharp House2019-10-25T14:45:28+00:00