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Culture Ireland: Music from Ireland 2018 – Bonus CD

Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

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This bonus CD is exclusively available with the January/February (#134) edition of Songlines

This year Showcase Scotland, Celtic Connections’ industry event, has selected Ireland as the spotlight country. Given Irish artists’ long-standing participation at the Glasgow festival, it’s appropriate that a new generation of emerging Irish artists take centre stage as Celtic Connections celebrates its 25th anniversary. This compilation, specially compiled for Songlines, celebrates the diversity and artistry of young musicians working across the folk and traditional genres, stretching boundaries and producing the new, unmissable music of today.

The Showcase Scotland participation at Celtic Connections is part of Culture Ireland’s special GB18 programme: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain, a year-long programme of activity presenting Irish artists across Britain and celebrating our cultural links with Ireland’s nearest neighbour.

This 12-track CD features many of Ireland’s top emerging artists.



1. Daoirí Farrell - ‘Pat Rainey’,  True Born Irishman (2016)

2. Wallis Bird- ‘Change’, Home (2016)

3. Aoife Scott- ‘All Along the Wild Atlantic Way’, Carry the Day (2016)

4. The Young Folk - ‘Home’, First Sign of Morning (2016)

5. Lorcán Mac Mathúna - ‘A Grey Eye’, The Arrows that Murder Sleep (2015)

6. NOTIFY- ‘In Continuum’, InConcept (2015)

7. Aoife Scott - ‘Down by the Shelleybanks’, Carry the Day (2016)

8. NOTIFY - ‘The Aud’, Previously unreleased (2017)

9. Daoirí Farrell - ‘Van Diemen’s Land’, True Born Irishman (2016)

10. The Young Folk- ‘First Sign of Morning’, First Sign of Morning (2016)

11. Wallis Bird - ‘Seasons’, Home (2016)

12. Preab Meadar - ‘Séadnadh Mór (The Lion and Fox)’, Preab Meadar (2014)

These artists perform at Showcase Scotland (January 31- February 4 2018) during Celtic Connections (January 18- February 4) as part of Culture Ireland GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

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World Music Festival Chicago: Bonus CD

Posted on May 12th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

This bonus CD is exclusively available with the June (#128) edition of Songlines

WOMADelaide Songlines CD

The World Music Festival Chicago is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the US, showcasing both traditional and contemporary artists at performing arts centres, clubs, public parks, museums, theatres and other venues throughout Chicago – completely free of charge.

The festival has attracted over 800,000 concert-goers and has presented more than 800 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

Click here to find out more.


1 Iberi Choir (Georgia) - ‘Khasanbegura’, First (2014)

2. Tcheka (Cape Verde) -‘Strada’, Boka Kafé (2017)

3. Los Hijos de la Montaña (Mexico/North America) - ‘La Bala’, Los Hijos de la Montaña (2015)

4. Beats y Bateria (Cuba) - ‘Baile’, Beats y Bateria (2017)

5. Grand Tapestry (India/California) - ‘Brother’, Grand Tapestry (2016)

6. Mdou Moctar (Niger) - ‘Iblis Amghar’, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015)

7. Feufollet (Louisiana) - ‘Questions Sans Réponses’, Two Universes (2015)

8. Lúnasa (Ireland) - ‘Ryestraw’, Lá Nua (2010)

9. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela) - ‘Sentimiento’, Rural recordings under the mango tree (2016)

10. Vox Sambou (Haiti) - ‘My Rhythm’, The Brasil Session (2016)

11. Underground System (New York) - ‘Bella Ciao’, Bella Ciao (2014)

12. Bitori (Cape Verde) - ‘Bitori Nha Bibinha’, Legend of Funaná, the Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands (2016)


+ World Music Festival Chicago 2017 runs from September 8-24. Find out more:

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WOMADelaide 25th Anniversary: Free bonus CD

Posted on December 8th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

This bonus CD is exclusively available with the January/February (#124) edition of Songlines.

WOMADelaide Songlines CD

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WOMADelaide was presented for the very first time at the Adelaide Festival in 1992. The combination of the festival’s renowned high production standards, the late summer magic of Botanic Park and an inspired partnership with the UK-based WOMAD organisation was unique. WOMADelaide has evolved to become an annual celebration that has changed the way audiences experience the diversity of cultures.

It provides a window on the world that is welcoming and life affirming, where art matters and adds to the richness of people’s lives. This compilation represents just a taste of the amazing artists who have enthralled us over the past 25 years.


1. DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) – ‘Karpatskyi Rap’, Light (2014)
2. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – ‘Dounia’, Tchamantché (2008)
3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan) – ‘Mustt Mustt’, Mustt Mustt (1990)
4. Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra (Mali) – ‘Single’, Boulevard de L’Independence (2006)
5. Archie Roach (Australia) – ‘Took the Children Away’, Charcoal Lane (1990)
6. Lo’Jo (France) – ‘Au temps qui passe’, Cinéma el Mundo (2012)
7. Mariem Hassan (Western Sahara) – ‘La Tumchu Anni’ Deseos (2005)
8. Mariza (Portugal) – ‘Cavaleiro Monge’, Fado Curvo (2003)
9. The Gloaming (Ireland & US) – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’, The Gloaming (2013)
10. Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica) – ‘Bless Up’, Bless Up (2014)
11. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) – ‘Ya Tounes Ya Meskina’, Helmti Horra (2012)
12. Richie Havens (US) – ‘Handouts in the Rain’, Wishing Well (2002)
13. Youssou N’Dour (Senegal) – ‘Li Ma Weesu’, Nothing’s in Vain (2002)
14. Totó la Momposina (Colombia) – ‘El Pescador’, Tambolero (2015)

+ WOMADelaide 2017 runs from March 10-13. Find out more:

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Silesian Roots: Your free bonus CD

Posted on March 4th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Songlines bonus CD Silesian Roots

This bonus CD is only available with the April (#116) edition of Songlines. Click here to purchase your copy.

The new Songlines (April, #116) issue is accompanied by a bonus CD featuring music from Silesia. Silesia? Yes, it’s the largely industrial border area of southwest Poland that also extends into the Czech Republic and Germany.

The musical capital is the city of Katowice, which has just been named a UNESCO City of Music. It’s long been famous for its Music Academy, as the city of the Polish Radio Symphony orchestra and as the home of composer Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), who became internationally popular with the chart success of his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in the 1990s.

I was born in Silesia… It is old Polish land,’ he wrote. ‘But there were always three cultures present: Polish, Czech, and German. When you look at the history of Poland, it is precisely the multiculturalism, the presence of the so-called minorities that made Poland what it was.’

Folk music was for years hidden in the shade of classical and jazz music, but now Polish audiences are enjoying the rich harvest of the roots revival, which has been consistently reported in Songlines. Hence the covermount Silesian Roots CD.

Silesia stretches from Germany in the West to the Slovakian border in the East. It includes the Odra river lowlands and Beskid highlands, cultivated by Wallachian shepherds originally from Romania.

That’s where the name of the band Vołosi (track 1) comes from – and they feature both classical and folk musicians. The Mysłowice-Wesoła Orchestra (track 3) is the Silesian version of Austro-Hungarian military bands, a world-wide genre that spans from Balkan Gypsy bands to Mexico and the US Polka Belt. With Ŝanĝo (track 7), you can draw parallels with the Scandinavian tradition, as defined in 1991 by the Finno-Swedish band Hedningarna. Gooral (track 8) mix mountain music with electronica while the Kapela Byrtków (track 14) are one of Poland’s best regional bands from a tradition that spreads along the Carpathian mountains and has inspired artists as diverse as Béla Bartók, the Taraf de Haidouks and Muzsikás.

The ever changing landscape of Polish-Silesian music is appropriately reflected by Mirek Rzepa (track 15), a veteran guitarist who after three decades of playing in some of the most important bands released his first solo album – and amazed his audience by switching from guitar to piano.

Words by Petr Dorůžka, Czech Radio


1 Vołosi – ‘Tsavkisi’, Nomadism (2015)
2 Psio Crew – ‘Hajduk’ Szumi Jawor Soundsystem (2006)
3 Mysłowice-Wesoła Orchestra – ‘Marsz Śląska’ Orkiestra Dęta i Orkiestra Rozrywkowa (2013)
4 Lelek – ‘Hymn do Żywy’ Brzask Bogów (Dawn of Gods) (2016)
5 Indialucia – ‘Acatao’ Acatao (2014)
6 Blokowioska – ‘Kołysanka’ (Lullaby) Radio Katowice EP (2014)
7 Ŝanĝo – ‘Grandega Ŝanĝo’ The Change of the Earth Vibration (2014)
8 Gooral –  ‘Pod Jaworem’ (Scapegoat) Better Place (2014)
9 Garbowski-Cruz Quartet – ‘Part I’ Rashomon Effect (2014)
10 Foliba –  ‘Legenda’ feat Cheeba Tan (2015)
11 Adam Oleś – ‘Miałabych Jo Kawalera’ Hurdu_Hurdu (2012)
12 Paprika Korps – ‘Przede Wszystkim Muzyki’ Live at Tampere (2006)
13 Lautari – ‘Blaszane mordy’ Vol 67 (2015)
14 Kapela Byrtków – ‘Koń’ (live) Wszystkie Mazurki Świata (2015)
15 Mirek Rzepa – ‘Polna’ Rymszary (2011)

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