Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Castle Bytham, Midsummer Festival, 23 and 24 June, 2018

Topic Records - June 2018 Newsletter

Topic presents two new Introduction to releases

An Introduction to Martin Simpson (TICD005) - 22nd June

An Introduction to Dick Gaughan (TICD010) - 29th June

Topic Records is happy to announce the release of two new CDs as part of the An introduction to series.

An Introduction to Martin Simpson is a wonderful 17 track compilation compiled by Martin himself and features a wonderful new recording of ‘Palaces Of Gold (2018)’ which is exclusive to this release. Pre-order here

An Introduction to Dick Gaughan is a 14 track compilation highlighting Dick Gaughan’s Topic recordings. Widely considered one of the great Folk singers of our time this CD is a must. Pre-order here

Also available to pre-order on vinyl from VINYL180.
An introduction to Martin Simpson double vinyl LP with signed art print.

Coming soon

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
When All Is Still

Out 10th August

Topic Records is delighted to announce the signing of Rachael McShane & The Cartographers.  Rachael is probably best known as not only a string player/singer for the mighty Bellowhead but also a leading voice in The Transports (alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton).  Her brand new album (her first since 2009’s ‘No Man’s Fool’) sees her reworking traditional songs with a new band, The Cartographers, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

Pre-order ‘When All I Still’ here
For more info, visit Rachael’s website.

Out now

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band

Buy, stream or download the album here

Topic Records artists on tour 2018

Martin Simpson
June 2018
21st June - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
23rd June - Wadsworth Community Centre, Hebdon Bridge, Halifax
28th June - The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
29th June - Connaught Theatre, East Sussex
25th August - Towersey Festival, Thame
08th September - Aylsham Festival Dance, Music & Song, Norwich
14th September - Blaxhall Village Hall, Suffolk
15th September - The Neeld Arts Centre, Chippenham
21st September - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham
22nd September - The Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough
28th September - The Goose Is Out!, Nunhead, London
29th September - The Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester

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Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
15 June - Downend Folk Club, Bristol
16 June - Calstock Arts, Calstock
17 June - Blue Sky Festival, Wiltshire
7 July - Folk at the Hall Festival, North Wales
10 August - The Bridge Hotel , Newcastle
1 September - Folk Festival, London
20 October - FOLK FESTIVAL, Manchester
21 October - Riverhouse Barn (Brunch Concert) Walton-On Thames
24 October - Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead
25 October - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shorham-By-Sea
26 October - The Lights, Andover
27 October - The Slaughtered Lamb, London
28 October - Quay Arts Centre, Isle Of Wight
1 November - Alexander's Live, Chester
2 November - The Civic, Barnsley
3 November - Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth
16 December - The Froize, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Eliza Carthy / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
27 June - The Gatehouse, Stafford
15 July - Folk By The Oak, Hatfield House, Herts.
3 August - Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge
9 August - Sidmouth Folk Week - Bulverton Marquee, Sidmouth

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Martin Carthy
9 June - St Neots Folk Festival St. Neots
16 June - Maritime & Folk Festival Ballydeho, Ireland
30 June - Ropery Hall Barton Upon Humber
3 July - Ammanford Miners' Theatre Ammanford
13 July - Kalamazoo Klub London
14 July - Lewes Saturday Folk Club Lewes
17 July - Hoy at Anchor Westcliff-On-Sea
8 August - Sidmouth Folk Week Sidmouth
2 Sept - Moseley Folk Festival Birmingham
8 Sept - Bermondsey Folk Festival London
21 Sept - Chiddingly Arts Festival Eastbourne
29 Sept - Llŷn Acoustic Guitar Festival Pwllheli

Topic Treasure

 Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs

38 years ago on 1st June 1980 the classic Nic Jones album Penguin Eggs was released. Still regarded as one of the greatest folk albums of all time. Topic is planning to release a special edition of this classic album in 2019. 
Watch this space for further news on this and on Topic at 80 years old in 2019.
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A Country Night in Nashville Saturday 30 June 7.30pm at Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln, UK.

A Country Night in Nashville Saturday 30 June 7.30 pm at Lincoln Drill Hall

This stunning show perfectly recreates the energy and atmosphere of an evening in a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the decades; from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town!

And pre-show music in the Bar as Keith Luckey plays a 25 minute  acoustic set of country music classics starting at 6.50 pm.

Tickets from 01522 873894