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At the heart of English folk

Topic Records: Folk In Focus

5 June 2019 – 5 January 2020

An absorbing exhibition of iconic photographs from the Topic Records archive focusing on the seminal artists who’ve helped shape contemporary folk music as we know it.

The exhibition will include 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. 

Topic Records celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2019 as the oldest independent record label in the world. This exhibition is part of the Topic at 80 celebrations at Cecil Sharp House, taking place throughout the year.

Photo of Anne Briggs by Brian Shuel: The Iron Muse recording session, Hampstead, London, 1962.