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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

Folk Discovery – a Spotify playlist

2020-11-20T11:21:38+00:00

We've recently launched a new Spotify playlist called 'Folk Discovery' which features new and not so new folk songs we're currently enjoying. The playlist isn't just limited to Topic artists and includes folk music from around the UK, Ireland and further afield. [...]

Folk Discovery – a Spotify playlist2020-11-20T11:21:38+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

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

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

‘Topic Records: Folk in Focus’ photography exhibition at Cecil Sharp House

2019-10-25T14:45:28+00:00

Topic Records: Folk in Focus is an absorbing exhibition of iconic photographs from the Topic Records archive focusing on the seminal artists who’ve helped shape contemporary folk music as we know it. The exhibition includes era-defining shots of Anne Briggs, Shirley & [...]

‘Topic Records: Folk in Focus’ photography exhibition at Cecil Sharp House2019-10-25T14:45:28+00:00

Martin Simpson on the Folk On Foot podcast

2019-10-31T16:52:41+00:00

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

2020-09-03T15:49:12+00:00

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 – Rooted2020-09-03T15:49:12+00:00

An Introduction to Nic Jones

2020-11-12T14:59:58+00:00

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 Jones2020-11-12T14:59:58+00:00

Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records

2019-11-19T15:22:00+00:00

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