Cover Story: (59) The Curragh of Kildare. A hanged highwayman and a hung jury

As we approach the 60th edition of Cover Story, here's something of a novelty for the series, a song that was among the first I found seductive as I become interested in folk music but for which I recently struggled... Read more →


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

Jan 2021 update: as regular readers will know, I have been updating 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 time to... 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 →