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.
Rounding up a collection of Spotify playlists dedicated to the tradition. Plus, the chance to tell you that 'Sing it Loud, Sing it Roud' exists, just because it's such a good title.
The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience arrives on October 7th via the world's oldest independent record label. Angeline tells us about the making of this fascinating album.
As David Suff, Head Honcho at Topic Records, approaches retirement, Jon Wilks finds out what he's most proud of, and whether he's discovered the answer to THAT question.