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March 2024

Heroic adventures in English music. Banter's new album reviewed

Colin Randall delights in a new album from Simon Care’s band, Banter. The 2021 Sidmouth festival. Photo: Kyle Baker Along with all the admiration and affection expressed here for Irish music, amply merited, Salut! Live tries not to lose sight... Read more →

Cara Dillon’s ‘Coming Home’ — songs about her family and her Irish roots

Andrew Curry writes: continuing with the Irish theme, Cara Dillion was playing in London recent to showcase her current record Coming Home. The songs on it are a celebration of her Irish family and the culture that she grew up... Read more →

St Patrick’s Day postscript: the people’s choice for our imaginary CD

Two things seemed inevitable when Salut! Live posted its fantasy compilation of Irish music to mark St Paddy’s Day. We’d be rebuked for at least one of our chosen tracks and told in no uncertain terms what we had overlooked.... Read more →

From the Cranberries and Christy Moore to Sharon Shannon and the Dubliners. An imaginary St Patrick's Day CD

Sunday is St Patrick's Day and, much of the world over, parades, concerts and serious drinking will mark Ireland's special day, Salut! Live's editorial team - Colin Randall and Andrew Curry - have known each other electronically for years, a... Read more →

After the Fairport Convention love-in, Steeleye glories recalled in a real find

No apologies for all the attention paid to Fairport Convention by Salut! Live these past few days, says Colin Randall. The last but one gig in a 30-date tour, at the Union Chapel in north London, has rightly been acclaimed... Read more →