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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 →

Dipping into the Past: Eddi Reader and Burns, bawdiness and romance

November 2017 update: as I browse the extensive Salut! Live archive for gems from the past to share with a (slightly) expanding audience, live reviews are not obvious choices. I make an exception for Eddi Reader and this corker of... 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 →