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Wednesday, 13 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.
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).
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
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 18 August - FOLK EAST FESTIVAL 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
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
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
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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