part 2: TSCD500 – TSCD699


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

Norma Waterson – Bright Shiny Morning


A significant album by the reigning doyenne of British Folk Music, Norma Waterson. Produced by her daughter, rising star Eliza Carthy, Bright Shiny Morning is a solo project which not only highlights Norma's passion for traditional material, but proves her to be [...]

Norma Waterson – Bright Shiny Morning2020-11-30T15:00:08+00:00

Various Artists – Shining Bright


In 1972 Mike & Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs - Bright Phoebus - on Bill Leader's Trailer label. This magical collection of very English songwriting as long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements [...]

Various Artists – Shining Bright2019-10-24T09:42:10+00:00

Fay Hield – Orfeo


Orfeo, Fay Hield's splendid second album for Topic Records will be released on Monday 28th May. The album is already receiving some remarkable reviews and sees Fay working with the virtuoso all-star HURRICANE PARTY - Jon Boden(fiddle, guitar, percussion, double bass, mandolin, [...]

Fay Hield – Orfeo2019-12-20T10:25:58+00:00

Sarah Makem – The Heart Is True


The first complete CD devoted to the influential Northern Irish Traditional singer Sarah Makem. The Heart Is True is selected and presented by Rod Stradling from classic recordings made in the 1950s and 1960s. 1. As I Roved Out 2. The Banks [...]

Sarah Makem – The Heart Is True2019-11-01T14:05:55+00:00

Good People, Take Warning


A three CD collection of Ballads sung by British and Irish Traditional Singers. Good People, Take Warning is presented and selected by the noted folklorist Steve Roud from classic recordings made in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Series editor: Reg Hall The [...]

Good People, Take Warning2019-11-01T14:10:55+00:00

Various Artists – I’m A Romany Rai


A two CD set of songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional singers. I'm A Romany Rai is selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic field recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy. Series Editor - Reg Hall. Amongst he 59 [...]

Various Artists – I’m A Romany Rai2019-11-01T14:16:25+00:00

Various Artists – You Never Heard So Sweet


A collection of songs by Southern English Traditional singers. You Never Heard So Sweet is selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic field recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper. Series Editor - Reg Hall. "Courtesy of [...]

Various Artists – You Never Heard So Sweet2019-11-01T14:23:13+00:00

June Tabor & Oysterband – Ragged Kingdom


Twenty-one years after June Tabor and Oysterband collaborated on the classic 'Freedom And Rain' album they've reconvened to record the magnificent 'Ragged Kingdom'. June Tabor & Oysterband's 'Freedom And Rain' remains one of the finest collaborative albums of the past three decades. [...]

June Tabor & Oysterband – Ragged Kingdom2020-11-27T12:11:03+00:00

Martin Simpson – Purpose + Grace


TSCD584Guitar virtuoso MARTIN SIMPSON returns with a fabulous new album. "Purpose + Grace, is in many ways the epiphany of his career. Martin has never chosen the shortest root to stardom but the choices he has made along the way have made [...]

Martin Simpson – Purpose + Grace2019-10-25T11:32:15+00:00

June Tabor – Ashore


June Tabor's recording career has consistently reached ever higher standards of performance and interpretation. Each of her albums has sought to match the highest technical standards with emotionally powerful performances and scintillating musical arrangements. Her forthcoming album - a stunning collection of [...]

June Tabor – Ashore2019-10-25T11:42:04+00:00

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son – The Concert DVD


With the release of Prodigal Son (winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award's album of the year 2008) Martin Simpson created a contemporary classic that effortlessly crossed musical boundaries and exhibited what many had known for years - here is one of [...]

Martin Simpson – Prodigal Son – The Concert DVD2019-10-28T11:01:58+00:00