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November 2017

Cover Story: (30) Beeswing flies again. Galway Street Club, Maeve Gilchrist and crying for help

I am proud of much that appears at Salut! Live, hoping my efforts and those of occasional contributors may help to spread word and sound about what is so good about folk, roots and associated musical genres. It can be... Read more →

Cover Story: (28) The Croppy Boy. Anne Byrne or the Dubliners

Walking home with my granddaughter from her primary school, we chanced upon a sight that fascinated her, appalled me. Someone had just detached the nameplate of my favourite Indian (Nepalese if we are to be pedantic) restaurant in Ealing, west... Read more →

Rachel Unthank, Flossie Malavialle, Kathryn Roberts head top 10 female singers, alternative option

UPDATE: the list has undergone a change; in comes Linda Thompson - a terrible oversight in the previous lists - and out, with regret, must go Dolores Keane ... If I remain convinced that lists of this kind are fun,... Read more →

Heading the 10 best female singers. Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight - Sandy Denny?

Buy Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits album at Salut! Live's Amazon record shelf by clicking on this caption UPDATE: scroll down the article or check Comment No 24 for a revised Top 10 ... Of Nick Hornby's books - and I've... Read more →