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Songlines - June 2024

Songlines - June 2024

The June 2024 issue (#198) of Songlines is out now, and it’s a Folk & Festivals special. We head into the hinterlands of modern folk music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with articles on Laura Cannell, Daisy Rickman, Landless, Malin Lewis, Ian Lynch, Jacken Elswyth, Goblin Band, Angharad Jenkins & Patrick Rimes, and others. With summer upon us we have our extensive UK Festival Guide, including the artists to keep an eye out for. Our cover star is Brazilian singer and social activist Margareth Menezes who has gone from being the queen of Salvador’s carnival to being the country’s Minister of Culture. We plot the evolution of Avalanche Kaito, talk to Guatemalan singer Sara Curruchich who is taking her Indigenous culture to the world stage, head to Festiwal Re:tradycja in Lublin, Poland and speak to Ana Lua Caiano, an exciting new voice in Portuguese music, and Sarāb, who are uniting contemporary jazz with Middle Eastern traditions. Screenwriter and author Frank Cottrell-Boyce reveals the music that has shaped him for our My World interview, Finnish harmonica quartet Sväng get the Beginner’s Guide treatment, and we chat Fireside with Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai to hear about his extraordinary 1972 debut album. Plus, we have Ibibio Sound Machine, Altın Gün, Budapest Ritmo, Joe Mulheron, Big Ears Festival, Cowley Road Carnival and our Essential 10 Bagpipe Albums, as well as all the usual news, listings, reviews, competitions and so much more.

Print and digital subscribers will also receive our accompanying Top of the World compilation featuring our pick of the month’s best new music – Aynur, Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou, Tidiane Thiam, Bab L’ Bluz, Canberk Ulas, Cyril Cyril and more – as well as five special ‘folk’ bonus tracks from Landless, Laura Cannel, Jacken Elswyth, Garefowl and Daisy Rickman.

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