Music from North Eastern England. Season two: Geordie Black and in search of a tune

One of the most popular series to appear at Salut! Live featured the songs and music of North-eastern England. It stretched to seven instalments but it was clear to me that there was scope for more. Bill Taylor, who like... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Linda and Richard Thompson .. Dimming of the Day

July 2021 update: the song has been debated here already. But this is a post, featured in a Song of the Day series, that cries out for another outing. It is a wonderful piece of music and many other artists... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

July 2021 update: my regular readers will know I am refreshing and tidying old entries in the vast Salut! Live archive. This is an item I can think of no way of enhancing beyond maybe adding an image and correcting... Read more →

Song of the Day: Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick ... Byker Hill

July 2021 update: this appeared 10 years ago today. Geoff, once a good friend and I was best man at his wedding, have drifted apart over the years. I would love to make contact agaan and wonder if he remembers... Read more →

Song of the Day: Tommy Sands ... There Were Roses

June 2021 update: re-reading this item in Salut! Live's Song of the Day series from just short of 10 years ago, I am struck by a phrase I used to describe the why the rationale for the Northern Ireland peace... Read more →