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Martin Simpson & Friends – Green Onions / Willie Taylor

2019-10-22T14:50:02+00:00

Released for Record Store Day 2016. Master guitarist Martin Simpson joins forces with accordion maestro Andy Cutting and drummer Tom A. Wright (who also plays the slashing guitar stabs) on one side of this 7" vinyl single for a storming version of [...]

Martin Simpson & Friends – Green Onions / Willie Taylor2019-10-22T14:50:02+00:00

“It was great altogether!” The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London

2019-11-01T11:19:55+00:00

Another new 3CD set featuring 89 tracks with performances by, among others: Lucy Farr, Billy Clifford, Amby Whyms, Lamond Gillespie, Brian Rooney, Joe Whelan, Reg Hall, Karen Ryan and James Carty. Compiled and researched by Dr. Reg Hall, the acknowledged expert in [...]

“It was great altogether!” The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London2019-11-01T11:19:55+00:00

“It was mighty!” The Early Days of Irish Music in London

2019-11-01T11:26:14+00:00

A new 3CD set featuring a total of more than 100 vital performances by, among others: Michael Gorman, Bobby Casey, Martin Byrnes, Julia Clifford, Jimmy Power, Nan Landers, Vincent Griffin, Edmond Murphy and Tommy McCarthy. Compiled and researched by Dr. Reg Hall, [...]

“It was mighty!” The Early Days of Irish Music in London2019-11-01T11:26:14+00:00

The Voice of the People – Irish Music In London

2019-11-07T14:49:05+00:00

Reg Hall's monumental and comprehensive history of Irish music in London A Few Tunes of Good Music is now available for viewing and download, complete with many illustrations, discography and original interview material. On March 18th 2016 Topic Records released two magnificent [...]

The Voice of the People – Irish Music In London2019-11-07T14:49:05+00:00

Dominic Behan – Easter Week and After

2019-11-12T14:21:45+00:00

From Paddy Tunney's notes in the 1965 issue of this classic Topic LP: The songs he (Dominic Behan) has selected for this record number sixteen and all tell the story of the Irish Republican Army from the Easter Rising of 1916 to [...]

Dominic Behan – Easter Week and After2019-11-12T14:21:45+00:00

A. L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl – English and Scottish Folk Ballads

2019-10-22T15:10:33+00:00

'Our ballads are well known in book versions, though it must be said that the great anthologies don't always contain the best specimens. They are less well known in sung versions, though they were made to be sung, not read. In this [...]

A. L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl – English and Scottish Folk Ballads2019-10-22T15:10:33+00:00

Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger – The Jacobite Rebellions

2019-11-12T14:27:38+00:00

Songs of the Jacobite Wars of 1715 and 1745 sung by Ewan MacColl with guitar and banjo accompaniments by Peggy Seeger. 'These songs recall a social order which has long since passed away under the wheels of the locomotive, the arterial road, [...]

Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger – The Jacobite Rebellions2019-11-12T14:27:38+00:00

Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams – Roll On Buddy

2019-10-22T15:17:50+00:00

'Together, they form a team, sometimes a little ragged, but never lacking in the fire which is essential to success. Their joint travels around Europe taught them a great deal which home life could not have done and they came back to [...]

Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams – Roll On Buddy2019-10-22T15:17:50+00:00

Jack Elliott – Muleskinner

2019-10-22T15:20:07+00:00

'In 1956 skiffle was going strong in London and Jack began to sing in pubs and create something of a name for himself. In 1957 he sent for his buddy Derroll Adams, banjo-picker from Portland, Oregon and together the two sang and [...]

Jack Elliott – Muleskinner2019-10-22T15:20:07+00:00

Joe Heaney – Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English

2019-10-22T15:22:15+00:00

'Whether he is singing in Irish or English, Heaney is a remarkably discreet singer, not given to dramatic or comic effect, with an uneventful surface to his songs, but a world of secrets underneath. Outside a few settlements in his native West, [...]

Joe Heaney – Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English2019-10-22T15:22:15+00:00

Various Artists – The Wide Midlands

2019-10-22T15:25:08+00:00

The Wide Midlands: Songs, stories and tunes from the central Counties. 'Birmingham, the Midland metropolis, was an important centre for the printing of broadsides and it is inevitable that this selection should lean towards the West Midlands. As well as broadsides, a [...]

Various Artists – The Wide Midlands2019-10-22T15:25:08+00:00

Hugh Gillespie – Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music

2019-10-22T15:29:54+00:00

The recordings of Hugh Gillespie have a quite different 'feel' from other American-Irish fiddle music of the late 1930s period. The somewhat unusual choice of guitar rather than piano for accompaniment certainly contributes to this distinctiveness, but probably the decisive factors are [...]

Hugh Gillespie – Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music2019-10-22T15:29:54+00:00