Songlines

Archived since Spring 1999 Complete Archive

130 issues

Launched in 1999, Songlines is the leading magazine covering traditional, contemporary, folk and fusion music from around the world. Each edition is packed with the latest album reviews, artist interviews, festival profiles and travel adventures from every corner of the globe. Music is about culture, politics, history and the environment and Songlines is your essential guide to it all.

If you’re new to Songlines, download our Aug/Sept 2014 issue (#102) for free. Features include an interview with Afrobeat pioneers Tony Allen & Orlando Julius, as they both celebrate 50-year careers with new albums.

There is also an interview with Scottish author, avid music consumer and vinyl addict Ian Rankin, who speaks to Jo Frost (Songlines editor) about how he’s always willing to take a punt on new music, especially if there’s a good story behind it.

Also featured in the trial issue: a feature on Israeli musician Idan Raichel and his collaboration with Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré; Malian jeli singer Kassé Mady Diabaté; and violinists Anna Phoebe and Jyotsna Srikanth. We also pick our Essential 10 Afrobeat albums that you must own, plus Chris Moss provides a Beginner’s Guide to salsa superstar Rubén Blades.

Latest issue

The June 2017 (#128) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is folk singer and song collector Sam Lee, who talks about singing with nightingales, his Nordic project Vindauga and recording for the forthcoming film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Other features include coverage of the winners of the 2017 Songlines Music Awards; a round-up of all the best UK festivals; an interview with Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone; a Beginner’s Guide to Indian bansuri player Hariprasad Chaurasia; plus the latest CD, DVD, book and world cinema reviews. 



The digital edition also includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Oumou Sangaré, Sväng, Lisa Knapp and 75 Dollar Bill, as well as a guest playlist from the composer Max Richter, featuring Hailu Mergia, Spiro and Konono No 1.

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Launched in 1999, Songlines is the leading magazine covering traditional, contemporary, folk and fusion music from around the world. Each edition is packed with the latest album reviews, artist interviews, festival profiles and travel adventures from every corner of the globe. Music is about culture, politics, history and the environment and Songlines is your essential guide to it all.

If you’re new to Songlines, download our Aug/Sept 2014 issue (#102) for free. Features include an interview with Afrobeat pioneers Tony Allen & Orlando Julius, as they both celebrate 50-year careers with new albums.

There is also an interview with Scottish author, avid music consumer and vinyl addict Ian Rankin, who speaks to Jo Frost (Songlines editor) about how he’s always willing to take a punt on new music, especially if there’s a good story behind it.

Also featured in the trial issue: a feature on Israeli musician Idan Raichel and his collaboration with Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré; Malian jeli singer Kassé Mady Diabaté; and violinists Anna Phoebe and Jyotsna Srikanth. We also pick our Essential 10 Afrobeat albums that you must own, plus Chris Moss provides a Beginner’s Guide to salsa superstar Rubén Blades.

  • First Issue: First Issue: Spring 1999
  • Latest Issue: June 2017
  • Issue Count: 130
  • Published: Not set
  • ISSN: 2059-6782

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