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Cover Story: (4) Long Lankin - Steeleye Span or Wainwright Sisters

May 2022 update: on Saturday May 21, I was among 46,000 Sunderland supporters who witnessed a rather important win at Wembley (there were also 26,000 people there who did not support Sunderland and even that left lots of empty seats... Read more →


Cover Story: (61) Underneath the Stars. Kate Rusby, Voces8 or Western Illinois University Singers

July 2022 update; reposted because the clip of Kate Rusby's own singing of her charming song was leading to a dead end. It has now been replaced and is the last video shown in this article ... Choirs can work... Read more →


Cover Story: (70) Your favourite Dylan covers. Eric Alper asks, Salut! Live answers

Eric Alper -'freelance music publicist. SiriusXM host, shameless idealist, lifelong musicaholic', he says though with more upper case than I'd allow - is the Twitter master of the simple musical question that can reliably be expected to draw hundreds or... Read more →


Cover Story: (17) As Brexit again threatens Northern Ireland peace, another look at Reconciliation. Ron Kavana, Dick Gaughan, the Cottars or Voice Squad

CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO EXPLORE THE FULL COVER STORY SERIES - COMPARING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME SONGS AND SOMETIMES TUNES May 16 2022: see what I wrote eight months ago when re-posting this items about Ron Kavana's... Read more →


Cover Story: (69) Bay of Fundy by the Unthanks, its composer Gordon Bok or Someone Else

CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO EXPLORE THE FULL COVER STORY SERIES - COMPARING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME SONGS AND SOMETIMES TUNES Among the certainties of human existence, death and tax rank fairly high. So, a cynic might say,... Read more →


Cover Story: (67) Death Comes Easy. Harvey Andrews, Ian Campbell and a superior anti-war song

CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO EXPLORE THE FULL COVER STORY SERIES - COMPARING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME SONGS AND SOMETIMES TUNES Bill Taylor revives Salut! Live's popular but neglected Cover Story series with another look at songs of... Read more →


Cover Story: (68) Mary from Dungloe. The Johnstons, Christy Moore and Daniel O'Donnell or A N Other

When I wrote about Clannad in a recent instalment of Salut! Live's Loft Vinyl series, I recalled a hitchhiking trip to Ireland towards the end of the 1960s. Yes, I'm that old. The itinerary was mostly unplanned but one stop... Read more →