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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

News From Topic Records November 2019

News From Topic Records November 2019

Anne Briggs

Ltd Edition Gold Vinyl

(back in stock on December 6th 2019)

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 deluxe format with rare images, new liner notes (by esteemed journalist, Ken Hunt) - ‘Anne Briggs’ heralds a huge resurgence of interest in this most reclusive of folk doyennes.
This debut album contains some of Briggs’ most notable songs, including ‘Blackwater Slide,’ which she famously taught to Bert Jansch, (who recorded it on his ‘Jack Orion’ album) and ‘Go Your Way,’ co-written with Jansch. As with the 1971 original, the sleeve here contains song notes by the highly-regarded English folk singer and collector of folk songs, A.L. Lloyd.
Limited edition 180gm gold vinyl back in stock on December 6th 2019.
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Vision & Revision

The First 80 Years of Topic Records

We were thrilled to see Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records at number 3 in the Folk rundown of MOJO's Essential Guide to 2019.

The deluxe double album features the cream of British folk artists interpreting a song of their choice from our vast back catalogue and includes never-before-released tracks by Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, Lankum, Peggy Seeger, John Smith, Sam Lee, Martin Carthy, Olivia Chaney, Lisa O’Neill, Oysterband, Nancy Kerr, Chris Wood, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Lisa Knapp, Kitty Macfarlane, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Emily Portman & Rob Harbron, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, Eliza Carthy & Olivia Chaney and The Oldham Tinkers.
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Folk In Focus


It's your last chance to visit the Folk In Focus exhibition of iconic photographs which runs until the 5th January at Cecil Sharp House.

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 & Dolly Collins, The Watersons, Nic Jones, June Tabor, Martin Simpson, Eliza and Martin Carthy, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl and many more. Featuring photographs by Brian Shuel, John Harrison, Elly Lucas, Judith Burrows, Dave Peabody, Eammon O’Doherty and George Van Win, the exhibition runs until 5th January 2020 at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. Free entry.

On Tour

Martin Simpson continues his Rooted tour throughout November and into December. Rachael McShane & the Cartographers have announced new dates in March and April next year and Eliza Carthy heads out with the Restitute Band in April.

Martin Simpson
20 November - Penrith, Upfront Arts Venue
21 November - Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
22 November - Morecambe, The Platform
23 November - Cheshire, The Lion Salt Works Museum
24 November - Stockton On Tees, The Waiting Room
27 November - Andover, The Lights
29 November - Corsham, The Pound Arts Centre
30 November - London, Cecil Sharp House
01 December - Wingfield, Wingfield Barns
05 December - New Milton, Forest Arts Centre
06 December - Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre
07 December - Brighton, St Lukes Church
08 December - Maidstone, The Bower House
19 December - Sheffield, Firth Hall Sheffield

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
20 March 2020 - Runcorn, The Brindley
21 March 2020 - Otley, Otley Courthouse
25 March 2020 - Morecambe, The Platform
26 March 2020 - Bury, The Met
27 March 2020 - London, Kings Place
28 March 2020 - South Petherton, The David Hall
29 March 2020 - Bath, Chapel Arts
24 April 2020 - Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
25 April 2020 - Barton Upon Humber, Ropery Hall
26 April 2020 - Suffolk, Folk At The Froize

Eliza Carthy & TRachael McShane & The Cartographers
01 April 2020 - Halifax, Square Chapel Centre
02 April 2020 - Manchester, The Stoller Hall
03 April 2020 - Pontardawe, Pontardawe Arts Centre
05 April 2020 - Basingstoke, The Haymarket
08 April 2020 - Bristol, St George’s
09 April 2020 - Oxford, The North Wall
10 April 2020 - York, The Crescent
11 April 2020 - Settle, Settle Victoria Hall
06 June 2020 - Portsoy, Portsoy Town Hall

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