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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.

Eliza Carthy announced as The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s next President

2021-12-01T11:38:03+00:00

Congratulations to Eliza Carthy MBE, who has been announced as the next President of The English Folk Dance and Song Society. Having previously been the Vice-President since 2008, she takes over from Shirley Collins MBE and will be only the fifth President [...]

Eliza Carthy announced as The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s next President2021-12-01T11:38:03+00:00

Topic signs Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

2021-10-22T14:19:55+00:00

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage into the Topic Records fold. On signing with Topic, Hannah and Ben said "We're so excited to be joining the Topic Records family. Their catalogue has been in our ears for most of [...]

Topic signs Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage2021-10-22T14:19:55+00:00

Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull

2021-09-06T09:20:26+00:00

Yesterday in Hull, the family of renowned folk singer Lal Waterson returned to the city for the unveiling of a plaque in her honour at her former home. Lal's two children, Marry and Oliver, sister Norma, niece Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy [...]

Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull2021-09-06T09:20:26+00:00

Fay Hield – Wrackline album tour

2021-07-27T08:31:44+00:00

It's been almost a year since the release of Wrackline and now that venues are reopening and artists are able to tour again, Fay Hield heads out this September for the Wrackline album tour. Fay will be accompanied on the tour by [...]

Fay Hield – Wrackline album tour2021-07-27T08:31:44+00:00

Anne Briggs – Topic Treasures Series Vinyl Re-issue

2021-03-05T08:30:14+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 [...]

Anne Briggs – Topic Treasures Series Vinyl Re-issue2021-03-05T08:30:14+00:00

Martin Simpson enters the Folk Albums Chart at number 5

2020-12-08T10:50:12+00:00

The Official Folk Albums Chart for November 2020 was announced last night and we were delighted to see Martin Simpson's new album, Home Recordings, enter the chart at number 5. Commenting on his socials following the chart announcement, Martin said "Thank you [...]

Martin Simpson enters the Folk Albums Chart at number 52020-12-08T10:50:12+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

2020-12-09T14:05:23+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 Recordings2020-12-09T14:05:23+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