Short but very sweet, the Longest Night by The Furrow Collective gets you in a Christmas mood with a tidy collection of classics, new and old. Fire up the hearth and reach for the mulled wine.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the traditional ballad, 'The Trees They Do Grow High', sometimes known as 'Long A-Growing' [Roud 31].
The recent resurgence has made it clear that sea shanties remain an important part of the UK singing tradition. Topic Records reminds us what songs about the sea can really be, as Alex Hurr explores.