Songlines Music Awards 2015 Nominees

Click the category headings below for details of the 2015 winners.


  • Tony Allen (for Film of Life on Jazz Village)
  • Julie Fowlis (for Gach Sgeul: Every Story on Machair Records)
  • Seth Lakeman (for Word of Mouth on Cooking Vinyl)
  • Ricardo Ribeiro (for Largo da Memoria on Parlophone)


  • Bellowhead (for Revival on Island)
  • Show of Hands (for Centenary Words & Music of The Great War
     on Mighty Village Records)
  • Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté (for Toumani & Sidiki on World Circuit)
  • Sondorgo (for Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks on Riverboat Records)


  • Baka Beyond (for After the Tempest on March Hare Music)
  • Salsa Celtica (for The Tall Islands on Discos Leon)
  • Robert Plant (for Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar on Nonesuch)
  • Kronos Quartet (for A Thousand Thoughts on Nonesuch)


  • Olcay Bayir (for Neva/Harmony on Riverboat Records)
  • The Gloaming (for The Gloaming on Real World Records)
  • Ibibio Sound Machine (for Ibibio Sound Machine on Soundway)
  • Neuza (for Flor di Bila on Lusafrica)

The winners, selected by the Songlines editorial team, was published in the June 2015 issue of Songlines, #108, on sale in the UK from May 1.

Songlines Music Awards 2015 CD

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