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January 2021

Cover Story (35): Jack Haggerty - Touchstone, Tony Furtado or Celtic Mayhem

June 2021 update: as regular readers will know, I have been updating, tidying up and re-promoting older items. Maybe this is of benefit to those who are new to the site, like some of what they find but haven't the... Read more →

Cover Story: (58) Sweet Thames Flow Softly. MacColl & Seeger, Christy Moore, Wainwright siblings or many others

Kissed her once again at Wapping After that there was no stopping Those lines, which delight some listeners and strike others as embarrassing, were not to be found in the original lyrics of Sweet Thames, Flow Softly. Arguably one of... Read more →

Bill Taylor on being with the band (and The Band's Garth Hudson)

Prepare to meet a bar with as bad a name as can be imagined. And prepare to meet a rock legend as my Canadian Mackem pal Bill Taylor recalls treasured music moments and brings an old friend back to life... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: Sharon Shannon/ Dessie O'Halloran ... Say You Love Me

Jan 2021 update I did not know until I checked online while looking at this post and thinking it might fit into my current project (drawing attention to timeless items from Salut Live's extensive archives) that its central character, Dessie... Read more →