Voice + Vision


songs of resistance, democracy + peace Reconnecting with its roots in the Workers' movement, Topic has collaborated with the General Federation of Trade Unions in 'Voice & Vision', a new double-CD set of songs of resistance, democracy and peace. This fabulous collection [...]

Voice + Vision2019-10-25T11:16:48+00:00

Nic Jones – Canadee-I-O


Nic Jones' Penguin Eggs LP was first released on Topic Records in June 1980 to great critical acclaim. The album continues to be a mainstay of the Topic Records catalogue, consistently repressed on CD and vinyl, and available digitally, but Nic's music [...]

Nic Jones – Canadee-I-O2020-01-03T16:30:20+00:00

Shirley Collins – Heroes In Love


One of a selection of cornerstone Topic recordings being released on vinyl as part of Topic Records 75th anniversary, SHIRLEY COLLINS' Heroes in Love EP will be released in September 2014 in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, just like the original, and a [...]

Shirley Collins – Heroes In Love2019-12-20T13:12:21+00:00

Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant


2014 fROOTS Critics Poll Album of the Year It's nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy's recording debut. Throughout their respective careers both have toured and recorded with many others [...]

Martin & Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant2021-01-22T14:17:36+00:00

Various Artists – Orkney


Traditional dance music from Orkney, field recordings made by Peter Kennedy in 1955. Selected and presented by Reg Hall. The BBC, for whom Peter Kennedy was working part-time in 1955, had more or less left Orkney alone in its recording activity, except [...]

Various Artists – Orkney2019-11-01T12:06:32+00:00

Various Artists – The Flax in Bloom


Traditional songs, airs and dance music in Ulster. A 3CD set drawn from the recordings made by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle during 1952 and 1953. Selected and presented by Reg Hall. Traditional music-making in Ireland in 1952 was flourishing well enough [...]

Various Artists – The Flax in Bloom2019-11-01T12:09:57+00:00

Various Artists – The Barley Mow


Field recordings and a film made in Suffolk by Peter Kennedy in the 1950s. Selected and presented by Reg Hall. As early as 1949, Peter Kennedy had begun making field recordings of traditional music in the West Country of England on his [...]

Various Artists – The Barley Mow2021-01-27T14:28:48+00:00

Various Artists – “Good humour for the rest of the night”


A selection of Traditional dance music in Northumberland and Cumberland Field recordings made by Peter Kennedy in 1954 Selected and presented by Reg Hall 1 Ned Pearson : The Soldier's Joy (Country Dance) 2 Ned Perason : The Ribbon Country Dance 3 [...]

Various Artists – “Good humour for the rest of the night”2019-10-24T09:11:22+00:00

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now Vinyl LP


Topic will release their first vinyl LP in over 25 years on Monday 18th November when Linda Thompson's splendid new album Won't Be Long Now will be released. The LP is pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl within a gatefold sleeve. Won't Be [...]

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now Vinyl LP2019-11-01T12:21:22+00:00

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now


The arrival of a new recording from Linda Thompson is always a cause for celebration. That the new album is as good as Won't Be Long Now is really quite remarkable. Won't Be Long Now - her first album in six years [...]

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now2019-11-01T13:18:08+00:00

The Full English


The Full English is a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society that draws together for the first time the early 20th century folksong collections of Harry Albino, Lucy Broadwood, Clive Carey, Percy Grainger, Maud Karpeles, Frank [...]

The Full English2020-09-15T10:57:39+00:00

Martin Simpson – Vagrant Stanzas


Vagrant Stanzas is a splendid, intimate new recording from finger-style guitar maestro Martin Simpson. Encouraged by his near neighbour Richard Hawley, Martin set out to record his new album completely solo. The ambition was to record just one man and his guitar [...]

Martin Simpson – Vagrant Stanzas2019-10-25T11:25:53+00:00