Salut! Live Readymades

Song of the Day Revisited: Linda and Richard Thompson .. Dimming of the Day

July 2021 update: the song has been debated here already. But this is a post, featured in a Song of the Day series, that cries out for another outing. It is a wonderful piece of music and many other artists... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

July 2021 update: my regular readers will know I am refreshing and tidying old entries in the vast Salut! Live archive. This is an item I can think of no way of enhancing beyond maybe adding an image and correcting... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Dave Swarbrick with Fairport Convention ... Now Be Thankful

June 2021 update: just over five years ago the wonderful musician Dave Swarbrick left us. As I explain below, I have particular reasons to remember Swarb, his battles with ill-health and the passion for music that remained with him to... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Nic Jones, Little Pot Stove and a triumph over tragedy

April 2021 update: I have no up-to-date news of Nic Jones, one of the finest and most influential English folk singers of his generation. However, it is worth recording that he did make a hugely commendable comeback, starting in 2010... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Dancing at Whitsun

March 2021 update. Colin Randall writes: in a recent post about the Steeleye Span album Sails of Silver, which has been known to divide opinion among fans of the band, I reminisced about my first meeting with the lead singer,... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Sharon Shannon/ Dessie O'Halloran ... Say You Love Me

Jan 2021 update I did not know until I checked online while looking at this post and thinking it might fit into my current project (drawing attention to timeless items from Salut Live's extensive archives) that its central character, Dessie... Read more →