Dipping into the past

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

Author: Colin Randall Just for fun and also because I never tire of hearing Jack Haggerty, I thought I'd combine nostalgia (Dipping into the Past via Salut! Live's extensive archive) and our regular look at different treatments of the same... Read more →


Dipping into the Past: John Mayall's part in my journey from blues to folk

November 2017 update: a former colleague, Bill Stock, wrote this at Facebook the day, prompting me to trawl through the Salut! Live archives and reproduce - from 10 years ago - the little piece that follows ... "Met my all-time... 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 →


Dipping into the Past: Sharon Shannon - the Salut! Live interview

Please forgive Salut! Live for yet another dip into the past. I am working on a new article in which Sharon Shannon features prominently so it seems a good moment to begin by reintroducing readers to a giant of traditional... Read more →


Dipping into the Past: the beauty and power of English folk yields a personal top 10

Image of Bellowhead by Candy Schwartz, Boston USA OCTOBER 2017 Update: this eloquently presented list of one man's favourite 10 pieces from the vast reserves of English folk music deserves another airing. I still disagree with him about Steeleye Span.... Read more →