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.
The December 2018 (#143) issue of Songlines is now on sale. Our cover star this issue is Sir David Attenborough who reminisces about collecting music on his travels during the 1950s and 60s. We also have a feature on the Palestinian oud playing brothers, Le Trio Joubran; we interview the Ethiopian singer Minyeshu about her latest album; Susheela Raman talks about her gamelan project; a Dispatch from the Lake District; a Beginner’s Guide to the Scottish Gaelic singer, Julie Fowlis; plus the latest CD, book, world cinema and live reviews.
The digital edition includes streamed excerpts from our Top of the World CD including Gaye Su Akyol, Karine Polwart and Manu Delago, as well as a guest playlist from blues musician, Charlie Musselwhite, featuring music by Cuarteto Patria, Los Cenzontles and others. The edition also includes streamed excerpts from our bonus CD of music from Colombia.