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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A Happy New Year From Topic Records


‘AND WE WISH YOU, SEND YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR.'

The New Year starts with 2 nights of wonderful music from the first family of English folk music, as The Scarborough Spa Theatre plays host to NORMAFEST - a celebration of Norma Waterson featuring the great lady herself, with The Gift Band (Norma, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Neil MacColl and Kate St. John), Eddi Reader, The Waterson Family, Boo Hewerdine, and the Marry Waterson Band.

This splendid event takes place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January, with tickets available for one or both nights, and is a rare opportunity to experience the power and beauty of a live performance by Norma Waterson.

January special offers

To celebrate NORMAFEST, Topic is offering a selection of seminal albums by Norma, Eliza Carthy and Waterson:Carthy at the very special price of only £6 each:

  TSCD 475 ~ WATERSON:CARTHY  Waterson:Carthy
TSCD 488 ~ WATERSON:CARTHY  Common Tongue
TSCD 489 ~ ELIZA CARTHY  & The Kings of Calicutt
TSCD 520 ~ NORMA WATERSON  Bright Shiny Morning
TSCD 536 ~ WATERSON:CARTHY  A Dark Light
TSCD 542 ~ WATERSON:CARTHY  Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand


   
    

Our good friends at Fledg’ling Records are marking the recent anniversary of CHRIS McGREGOR’s birth (on Christmas Eve, 1936), with a special offer on four stunning albums of his music for just £21 the set:

  
 

FLED 3059 ~ The CHRIS McGREGOR GROUP  Very Urgent
FLED 3069 ~ The CHRIS McGREGOR SEPTET  Up to Earth
FLED 3070 ~ The CHRIS McGREGOR TRIO  Our Prayer
FLED 3081 ~ CHRIS McGREGOR  Sea Breezes



 
 Celtic Connections 2016

Throughout the second half of January, Glasgow becomes a magnet for music fans, with over 2000 artists performing in 300 events across 20 venues during Celtic Connections 2016.
Martin Simpson is one of the headline acts on the bill of  a concert taking place on 2 nights in tribute to Bert Jansch. Entitled ‘Bert Inspired: A Concert for Bert Jansch’, these take place on Sunday 31st January and Monday 1st February. More details on this and many other events can be found by following the link: Celtic Connections

As part of the Bert Inspired strand at Celtic Connections 2016, Anne Briggs will make a very rare personal appearance in conversation with Pete Paphides, following a screening of the 1992 documentary film ‘Acoustic Routes’ at The Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 31st January. Anne will talk about life in the Scottish and London folk scenes with Bert Jansch in the 1960s. Tickets for this unmissable event are available by clicking this link: Anne Briggs
 
With all best wishes for 2016 from all at Topic

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