CD one ~ a selection of treasures from the Topic catalogue

1              The Humpback Whale NIC JONES 6:06
from Penguin Eggs 12TS411 /  1980

2              Angi DAVY GRAHAM 2:27
from 3/4 AD TOP70 /  1963

3              The Shaskeen Reel JOHN WRIGHT 3:05
from The Lark In The Clear Air 12TS230 / 1974

4              The Lancashire Toreadors The OLDHAM TINKERS 3:14
from Best O’ T’ Bunch 12TS237 / 1974

5              Sullivan’s March PAT MITCHELL 1:45
from Uilleann Pipes 12TS294 / 1976

6              San Francisco Bay Blues JESSE FULLER 3:28
from Working on the Railroad 10T59 / 1959

7              Country Gardens WILLIAM KIMBER 2:16
from The Art Of William Kimber 12T249 / 1974

8              Tamlyn MIKE WATERSON 11:00e
from Mike Waterson 12TS332 / 1977

9              The Air for Maurice Ogg / Jumping Jack / The Air for Maurice Ogg ALISTAIR ANDERSON 8:25
from Steel Skies 12TS427 / 1982

10           Creeping Jane JOSEPH TAYLOR 3:06
from The Voice of the People – 8: A Story I’m Just About To Tell TSCD658 / 1998

11           Wasps In The Woodpile ANDREW CRONSHAW 3:44
from Till The Beasts’ Returning 12TS447 / 1988

12           Prince Heathen MARTIN CARTHY with DAVE SWARBRICK 6:59
from Prince Heathen 12TS344 / 1977 originally recorded in 1969

13           The Bonny Labouring Boy HARRY COX 3:30
from The Bonny Labouring Boy TSCD 512D / 2000

14           Rawtenstall Annual Fair LEE NICHOLSON 3:08
from Deep Lancashire 12T188 / 1968

15           Music For A Found Harmonium PATRICK STREET 2:48
from Irish Times SPDCD 1033 / 1990

16           Bitter Withy JOHN TAMS 6:45
from The Reckoning TSCD 551 / 2005

CD two ~ England Arise!

1              The Nut Dance (excerpt) The BRITANNIA COCONUT DANCERS 2:16
from The Voice of the People – 16: You Lazy lot of Bone-Shakers TSCD 666 / 1998

2              Spencer The Rover BOB & RON COPPER 3:24
from Come Write Me Down – Early Recordings of The Copper Family of Rottingdean TSCD 534 / 2001

3              All Things Are Quite Silent SHIRLEY COLLINS 2:38
from The Sweet Primeroses 12T170 / 1967

4              Blackwater Side ANNE BRIGGS 3:54
currently available on A Collection TSCD504 / 1999

5              The Two Magicians A L Lloyd 4:44
from The Bird in the Bush : Traditional Songs of Love and Lust 12TS135 / 1966

6              Scan’s Polkas OAK 2:17
from Welcome To Our Fair 12TS212 / 1971

7              The Crafty Maid’s Policy FRANKIE ARMSTRONG 2:15
from Lovely On The Water 12TS216 / 1972

8              A Place Called England JUNE TABOR 4:42
from A Quiet Eye TSCD510 / 1999

9              When I Die PETER BELLAMY 2:48
from Both Sides Then 12TS400 / 1979

10           The Bold Princess Royal SAM LARNER 3:45
from A Garland For Sam 12T244 / 1974

11           Hal-An-Tow The WATERSONS 2:07
from Frost and Fire: A calendar of Ritual and Magical Songs 12T125 / 1965

12           We Shepherds Are The Best of Men FRED JORDAN 3:09
from Songs Of A Shropshire Worker 12T150 / 1967

13           The Rose Of Britain’s Isle / Glorishears JOHN KIRKPATRICK & SUE HARRIS 4:42
from The Rose Of Britain’s Isle 12TS247 / 1974

14           Riding Down To Portsmouth TOM WILLETT 3:44
from The Roving Journeyman – The Willett Family 12T84 / 1962

15           Higher Germany PHEOBE SMITH 3:21
from Once I Had A True Love 12T193 / 1970

16           The Ideal Schottische The CHEVIOT RANTERS 4:09
from The Cheviot Hills 12TS222 / 1973

17           The Methody Parson ROY HARRIS 2:27
from Champions Of Folly 12TS256 / 1975

18           The Maid And The Palmer BRASS MONKEY 5:34
from Brass Monkey 12TS431 / 1983

19           Hopping Down In Kent LOUIE FULLER 2:07
from Green Grow The Laurels 12TS285 / 1976

20           The Devil And The Farmer’s Wife WALTER PARDON 2:57
from A Country Life 12TS392 / 1982

CD three ~ Ireland Boys, Hurrah

1              The Rising Sun / The Pope’s Toe JACKIE DALY 2:41
from Music From Sliabh Luachra Vol. 6 12TS 358 / 1977

2              The Waterford Boys PADDY TUNNEY 3:41
from A Wild Bees’ Nest 12T139 / 1965

3              The Banks Of Red Roses SARAH MAKEM 3:06
from Sarah Makem : Ulster Ballad Singer 12T182 / 1968

4              Gillan’s Apples / The Prize Jig JOHN DOONAN & JOHN WRIGHT 2:06
from The Lark In The Clear Air 12TS230 / 1974

5              Slieve Gallon Brae The McPEAKE FAMILY 2:17
from Irish Traditional Folk Songs & Music 12T87 / 1962

6              Paddy Ryan’s Dream / Mamma’s Pet SEAMUS TANSEY with REG HALL 2:20
from The Breeze From Erin 12T184 / 1969

7              My Irish Molly O The FLANAGAN BROTHERS 3:05
from The Flanagan Brothers 12T365 / 1979

8              The Blackbird SEAMUS ENNIS 4:19
from The Wandering Minstrel 12TS250 / 1974

9              The Factory Girl MARGARET BARRY 3:22
from Street Songs & Fiddle Tunes Of Ireland 10T6 / 1958

10           Roaring Mary / The Old Torn Petticoat The IRISH COUNTRY FOUR 2:35
from Songs, Ballads & Instrumental Tunes from Ulster 12TS202 / 1971

11           Spailpina Rún SEAN MAC DONNCHADHA 3:08
from More Grand Airs From Connemara 12TS209 / 1971

12           The Choice Wife WILLIE CLANCY 3:08
from The Breeze From Erin 12T184 / 1969

13           The Tinker’s Old Budget MARY ANN CAROLAN 3:16
from Songs From The Irish Tradition 12TS362 / 1982

14           Padraig O’Keefe’s / Con Cassidy’s The BOYS OF THE LOUGH 1:53
from In The Tradition 12TS422 / 1981

15           Dowd’s Favourite HUGH GILLESPIE 2:57
from Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music 12T364 / 1978

16           Wife Of The Bold Tenant Farmer JOE HEANEY 3:08
from Irish Traditional Songs In Gaelic & English 12T91 / 1963

17           The Music In The Glen / The Greenfields Of America The O’HALLORAN BROTHERS 2:23
from Men Of The Ireland 12TS305 / 1976

18           The Knight Templar’s Dream LEN GRAHAM 3:58
from Wind And Water 12TS334 / 1977

19           The Yellow Tinker / The Humours Of Scarriff SEAN O’SHEA & BOBBY CASEY 1:53
from Paddy In The Smoke TSCD 602 / 1998

20           He Rolled Her To The Wall FRANK HARTE 3:33
from Through Dublin City12T218 / 1973

21           The Heather Breeze / The Traveller The RUSSELL FAMILY 2:30
from The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare 12TS251 / 1975

22           The Patriot Game DOMINIC BEHAN 4:03
from Easter Weekend and After: Songs of the IRA 12T44 / 1959

23           The Belfast Hornpipe / The Rights Of Man JOHN REA 3:43
from Traditional Music on the Hammer Dulcimer 12TS373 / 1979

24           Bridie Morley / Duignan’s Favourite PACKIE DUIGNAN & SEAMUS HORAN 2:21
from Music From County Leitrim 12TS339 / 1978

CD four ~ Scotia The Brave

1              Miss Drummond Of Perth / Fiddler’s Joy / Traditional Reel / The Shetland Reel BATTLEFIELD BAND 3:26
from Stand Easy 12TS404 / 1979

2              Come All Ye Fisher Lasses The FISHER FAMILY 1:51
from The Fisher Family 12T137 / 1966

3              Queen Among The Heather BELLE STEWART 4:24
from Queen Among The Heather 12TS307 / 1977

4              Cullen Bay / Jig O’Slurs / Seagull KENTIGERN 4:24
from Kentigern 12TS394 / 1979

5              Wi My Roving Eye NORMAN KENNEDY 3:31
from Scots Songs and Ballads 12T178 / 1968

6              Blue Bleezin’ Blind Drunk CILLA FISHER 3:17
from Cilla And Artie 12TS405 / 1979

7              Soldier’s Joy TOM ANDERSON & ALY BAIN 2:25
from The Silver Bow 12TS281 / 1976

8              The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow GORDEANNA McCULLOCH 4:14
from New Voices from Scotland 12T133 / 1965

9              Erin Go Bragh DICK GAUGHAN 4:35
from Handful Of Earth 12TS419 / 1981

10           Young Jimmy Foyers SHEILA STEWART 2:48
from A Story I’m Just About To Tell TSCD658 / 1998

11           Kempy Kaye JOCK TAMSON’S BAIRNS 3:52
from The Lasses Fashion 12TS424 / 1982

12           Lady Eliza WINNIE CAMPBELL 3:14
from The Singing Campbells 12T120 / 1965

13           Tilley Plump / Auld Foula Reel / Oot And In Da Harbour CURLEW 2:46
from Fiddle Music From Shetland And Beyond 12TS435 / 1985

14           Herd Laddie O’ The Glen WILLIE SCOTT 3:42
from The Shepherd’s Song 12T183 / 1968

15           The Fireman’s Not For Me ISLA CAMERON 2:37
from Moses Of The Mail / The Fireman’s Not For Me TRC51 / 1951

16           Dance With Me, Morag ISABEL SUTHERLAND 1:03
from Vagrant Songs Of Scotland 12T151 / 1966

17           The Wind That Blew The Bonnie Lassie’s Plaidie Awa’ JIMMY McBEATH 3:42
from Wild Rover No More 12T173 / 1967

18           MacCrimmon’s Lament JEANNIE ROBERTSON 4:21
from Jeannie Robertson 10T52 / 1959

19           The Gallant Forty Twa IAN MANUEL 3:22
from The Dales Of Caledonia 12TS301 / 1977

20          The Twa Corbies RAY & ARCHIE FISHER 2:05
from Far O’er The Forth TOP67 / 1961

21           Boulavogue DAVIE STEWART 3:49
from Davie Stewart 12T293 / 19

22           The Wandering Piper JOHN BURGESS 2:16
from King of the Highland Pipers 12T199 / 1969

CD five ~ The Singer & The Song

1              Unity (Raise Your Banners High) JOHN TAMS 4:50
from Unity TSCD508 / 2000

2              The Dominion Of The Sword MARTIN CARTHY 3:37
from Right Of Passage TSCD452 / 1988

3              The Sun Is Burning The IAN CAMPBELL FOLK GROUP 2:25
from The Sun Is Burning single STOP102 / 1963

4              Go Down Ye Murderers EWAN MacCOLL 3:26
from Chorus From The Gallows 12T16 / 1960

5              Police Patrol BOB DAVENPORT 1:48
from The Common Stone TSCD552 / 2004

6              Two Tears ELIZA CARTHY 4:14
from Dreams Of Breathing Underwater TSCD571 / 2008

7              Never Any Good MARTIN SIMPSON 5:26
from Prodigal Son TSCD567 / 2007

8              Both Sides Of The Tweed DICK GAUGHAN 3:40
from Handful Of Earth 12TS419 / 1981

9              George’s Son JOHN KIRKPATRICK with BRASS MONKEY 5:00
from See How It Runs 12TS442 / 1986

10           Reconciliation RON KAVANA 4:37
from Home Fire SPDCD1043 / 1991

11           Stumbling On LAL WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT 4:08
from Once In A Blue Moon TSCD478 / 1996

12           Acceptable Losses JOHN B SPENCER 3:02
from Out With A Bang 12TS444 / 1986

13           Ships Of Shame STEVE ASHLEY 3:39
from Time & Tide TSCD569 / 2007

14           The Land Of Three Rivers VIN GARBUTT 2:51
from Eston California 12TS378 / 1977

15           No Telling LINDA THOMPSON 5:00
from Fashionably Late TSCD821 / 2002

16           Dust JOHNNY HANDLE 2:59
from The Collier Lad 12TS270 / 1975

17           Two-Fisted Heroes BILL CADDICK 4:18
from The Wild West Show 12TS441 / 1986

CD six ~ The People’s Flag

1              The Man Who Watered The Worker’s Beer PADDY RYAN 2:42
from The Man Who Watered The Worker’s BeerThe Internationale TRC1 / 1939

2              Talking Union Blues PETE SEEGER 2:51
from Dark As A DungeonTalking Union Blues TRC92 / 1956

3              Joe Hill PAUL ROBESON 3:00
from Joe HillJohn Brown’s Body TRC94 / 1956

4              Masters Of War MARTIN SIMPSON 5:34
from Grinning In Your Face 12TS430 / 1983

5              The Red Flag BOB SMITH’S IDEAL BAND 3:32
from Better Than An Orchestra 12T320 / 1983

6              The Blackleg Miners LOUIS KILLEN 1:19
from The Iron Muse 12T86 / 1963

7              No Power On Earth BILLY BENNETT 3:53
from Almost A Gentleman 12T387 / 1978

8              The Internationale The TOPIC SINGERS & BAND 2:48
from The Man Who Watered The Worker’s BeerThe Internationale TRC1 / 1939

9              To The Begging I Will Go EWAN MacCOLL 2:35
from The Manchester Angel 12T147 / 1966

10           The Hand-Loom Weaver’s Lament HARRY BOARDMAN 2:43
from Deep  Lancashire 12T188 / 1968

11           The Rigs Of The Time SHIRLEY COLLINS 3:12
from The Sweet Primroses 12T170 / 1967

12           Greedy Landlord STAN KELLY with LEON ROSSELSON 2:50
from Songs For Swinging Landlords To TOP60 / 1961

13           Time To Ring Some Changes RICHARD THOMPSON 3:45
from Hard Cash SPDCD1027 / 1965

14           Sixteen Tons EWAN MacCOLL 2:13
from Sixteen Tons / The Swan-Necked Valve TRC97 / 1956

15           Peat Bog Soldiers The IAN CAMPBELL FOLK GROUP 1:41
from Songs Of Protest TOP82 / 1962

16           Aa’m Glad The Strike’s Done The HIGH LEVEL RANTERS 3:08
from The Bonny Pit Laddie 12TS271/2 / 1975

17           Threes Score And Ten The WATERSONS 3:31
from New Voices 12T125 / 1965

18           Dirty Old Town EWAN MacCOLL 2:44
from Dirty Od Town / Sheffield Apprentice TRC56 / 1952

19           The Liverpool Barrow Boys The SPINNERS 1:29
from Songs Spun In Liverpool TOP69 / 1961

20           The Weaver’s March The CELEBRATED WORKING MEN’S BAND 0:51
from The Iron Muse 12T86 / 1963

21           We Poor Labouring Men WATERSON:CARTHY 5:52
from Broken Ground TSCD509 / 1999

22           Perfumes Of Arabia MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK 3:11
from Skin & Bone SPDCD1046 / 1992

23           Hot Asphalt BOB DAVENPORT & The RAKES 2:01
from Wor Geordie TOP83 / 1962

CD seven ~ even more treasures from the Topic catalogue

1              Skye Crofter’s / The Swallow Tail BILLY PIGG 3:22
from Wild Hills O’Wannie – The Small Pipes of Northumbria 12TS227 / 1974

2              While Gamekeeper’s Lie Sleeping JUNE TABOR 1:52
from Airs & Graces 12TS 298 / 1976

3              Boi Se Otvori ROZA TSETKOVA 1:24
from Folk Music of Bulgaria 12T107 / 1964

4              Barleycorn TIM VAN EYKEN 6:07
from Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves TSCD565 / 2006

5              The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore TOM PALEY & PEGGY SEEGER 2:33
from Who’s Going To Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? Who’s Going To Glove Your Hand 12T113 / 1964

6              The Happy One-Step / Green Willis The HOUSE BAND 2:49
from Word Of Mouth 12TS451 / 1988

7              Clyde Water NIC JONES 6:04
from Game Set Match TSCD566 / 2006

8              Baranča VLADO & NIKOLA ROBANOVSKI 2:34
from Folk Music of Yugoslavia 12TS224 / 1973

9              Georgie LEVI SMITH 1:30
from Songs of the Open Road 12TS253 / 1975

10           Jenny Lind SCAN TESTER & RABBIDY BAXTER 2:04
from Boscastle Breakdown 12TS240 / 1974

11           Worcester City ELIZA CARTHY 4:48
from Anglicana TSCD539 / 2002

12           Talking Dustbowl Blues RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT 2:57
from Woody Guthrie’s Blues 8T5 / 1957

13           Kaba Vençe REFKI TAHO, HYSEN ZIZOLLI & AHMET METOLLI 3:05
from Folk Music of Albania 12T154 / 1966

14           The Green Banks Of Yarrow ALISON McMORLAND & PETA WEBB 2:30
from Alison McMorland & Peta Webb 12TS405 / 1980

15           Johnny, Will You Marry Me? DAN SULLIVAN’S SHAMROCK BAND 2:57
from Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Band 12T366 / 1979

16           Hamburger – polka fra hardanger VESTLANDSGRUPPA 1:59
from Folk Music of Norway 12TS351 / 1977

17           Hedger And Ditcher The SILLY SISTERS 2:44
from No More To The Dance TSCD450 / 1988

18           Burren No. 1 / Chris Droney’s Favourite CHRIS DRONEY 2:41
from The Flowing Tide 12TFRS503 / 1975

19           Nna hamu The JAUHARAH ORCHESTRA 2:45
from Poetry and Languid Charm – Swahili Music from Tanzania and Kenya TSCD936 / 2007

20           Little Sadie HEDY WEST 2:45
from Ballads 12TS163 / 1967

21           FULMINE ANDY CUTTING (BLOWZABELLA) 2:39
from Vanilla SPDCD1028 / 1990

22           No One Stands Alone BLUE MURDER 4:51
from No One Stands Alone TSCD537 / 2002

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5 Responses to “Tracklist”


  1. 1 Roni Hermony 1 August, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    The list is very impressive but I am still waiting for a reply from multiple enquiries into South African folk music : Ipi ‘n’ Tombe.
    What about it guys?
    Happy birthday and many congratulations.
    Roni

  2. 2 CHRIS DUMPER 3 August, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    A truly fantastic collection of names and recordings. i can’t wait to get my copy and even thinking about Christmas preents.
    Well done Topic for seventy years of excellent music.
    Chris

  3. 3 Dave Barlett 29 August, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Congratulations TOPIC on a truly fantastic achievement. You are a total treasure of the folk world and long may you continue the good work!

  4. 4 Terry Eastwood 17 October, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Great Collection. A job well done. Only one complaint and that’s that when I go to transfer it to my Hard Drive the trackloisting is not recognised by eithr Windows media player or iTunes and that means a hell of a lot of time typing it all in ! Can this issue not be fixed ?
    Once again.
    Congrats on the selection and the whole package.
    Terry.

  5. 5 Miles Baker 21 November, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Fabulous collection!-playing it all the time-can’t wait till volume 2


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