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Cover Story (66): Brexit's empty shelves, missing lorry drivers and Ewan MacColl classic song of the road. Bob Fox, Dubliners or MacColl

Brexit is the poisoned chalice that just keeps on dispensing its noxious social and economic pollutants. Whichever way you look - exporters, importers, farmers, fishermen, musicians, students, the NI peace process - it causes problems. And the stock response of... Read more →


Cover Story: (65) Rag Doll. Four Seasons or Steeleye Span

In my relentless drive to update all sorts of archived files at Salut! Live, I risk losing count of where we are in the Cover Story series that draws attention to different versions of the same songs. I think we're... Read more →


Cover Story: (17) Reconciliation. Ron Kavana, Dick Gaughan, the Cottars or Voice Squad

Sept 2021 update: the late Mo Mowlam, so decent and passionate a Northern Ireland Secretary that you can be but amazed that Brandon Lewis occupies the same post, called it the flawed peace. That is pretty much what we had... Read more →


Cover Story: (40) Like a Rolling Stone. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones or Hendrix

August 2021 u-turn: Salut! Live makes no claims of great consistency. Like most people, I change my mind quite a lot. I said in an earlier update that if I had second thoughts about this song, they would involve recognising... Read more →


Cover Story: (26) Joan of Arc. Leonard Cohen with and without Jennifer Warnes

June 2021 update: there is no specific anniversary to justify reposting this item though it is half a century this year (inconveniently earlier this year) that Leonard Cohen's Joan of Arc was first released. And we're far too soon, as... Read more →