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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.

Fay Hield featured on Alternative Stories Podcast


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


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


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 – Wrackline2020-08-04T09:35:06+00:00

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


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

Martin Simpson on the Folk On Foot podcast


For the latest episode of the award winning Folk On Foot podcast, Martin Simpson talks to Matthew Bannister about his childhood haunts in Scunthorpe and much more. Listen to the full podcast now on the Folk On Foot website, [...]

Martin Simpson on the Folk On Foot podcast2019-10-31T16:52:41+00:00

Martin Simpson – Rooted


Singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson released his latest studio album Rooted on August 30 2019. Produced by Andy Bell and recorded in Sheffield and Oxfordshire, Rooted will be available on CD, LP and digital with the deluxe 2CD and deluxe [...]

Martin Simpson – Rooted2020-01-07T15:42:58+00:00

An Introduction to Nic Jones


The 14th release in Topic’s acclaimed ‘An Introduction To...’ series celebrates the classic English folk singer, fingerstyle guitarist and fiddle player, Nic Jones. Compiled by Nic himself, the album includes sleeve notes by Colin Irwin (fRoots/The Guardian) and two previously unreleased 2013 [...]

An Introduction to Nic Jones2019-10-31T16:48:54+00:00

Eliza Carthy – Restitute


Eliza Carthy - Restitute Eliza Carthy, should, by now, need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Her mother, Norma was one of The Watersons, whose tight harmony arrangements of traditional songs became [...]

Eliza Carthy – Restitute2019-11-12T12:07:42+00:00

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records


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’ - [...]

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records2019-11-19T15:22:00+00:00

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers – When All Is Still


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 [...]

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers – When All Is Still2019-12-16T10:18:30+00:00