2019 marks the 80th birthday of Topic Records, the oldest independent record label in the world. As part of the celebrations, on 31st May 2019, we released the landmark album, ‘Vision & Revision : The first 80 years of Topic Records’ - [...]
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Deluxe CD re-issues of classic Topic albums with original artwork, expanded sleeve notes, unseen photos and bonus tracks. Martin Simpson - Prodigal Son Considered by many in the folk world as one of Martin Simpsons finest albums, Topic are proud [...]
Topic Records is delighted to announce the signing of Rachael McShane & The Cartographers. Rachael is probably best known as not only as string player/singer for the mighty Bellowhead but also a leading voice in The Transports (alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy [...]
As two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional song, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy’s rich, distinctive and authentic voices have engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, they have three prestigious Mercury Prize nominations, an MBE each for [...]
The second two releases in our Introduction series are available now An Introduction to June Tabor (TICD003) An introduction to the magical work of June Tabor. Covering songs from her many record releases on the Topic Record label between 1976 to 2011. [...]
October 20th see's two new catalogue releases from Topic Records, An Introduction to Shirley Collins and a Topic Records compilation titled The Real Sound of Folk Music. An Introduction to Shirley Collins - CD (TICD002) and Vinyl (VIN180LP126) Few singers of the [...]
World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will [...]
For this years Record Store Day (on the 22nd April) we're releasing, in association with Vinyl 180, a beautiful 180g triple vinyl version of Pentangle's Finale. This Limited Edition pressing of 500 copies for Record Store Day, sees 'Finale' spread across three [...]
Albania's turbulent past, with its patchwork history of occupation, has produced a traditional rural music of remarkable variety as well as great beauty. Unaccompanied heroic ballads, funeral laments and political and lyrical songs are interspersed with dance-tunes on various lutes, flutes and [...]
The original English powerhouse brass-meets-folk band returned with a new album for 2009. "..a swashbuckling selection of tunes and songs performed so invigoratingly..." fRoots "The tunes in particular take on a new life, as the brass dominates the guitar and Kirkpatrick's excellent [...]
The Voice of the People is a tremendous collection of Traditional Music recordings from the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. The series runs to 20 CDs and presents an extensive and varied picture of traditional singing, instrumental music-making and [...]
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND & WALES The first twenty volumes : TSCD651-670 "My favourite sit-down-and-listen records" Norma Waterson This series makes available nearly 500 recordings of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh traditional music [...]