A new pressing on glorious vinyl, plus news of tour dates for Angeline Morrison.
Sea Song Sessions, a Collaborative Maritime Collection from Boden, Lakeman, Nicholls, Portman & Rutter – a review
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.
Sea-bound folkies announce a collaborative album with a nautical theme, Sea Song Sessions, and plan to tour by tallship.
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.
David Suff on the future of Topic Records and answering the eternal question: what exactly IS folk music?
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.