Salut! Commentary

The Chieftains: when you can call on friends like Van Morrison. RIP Paddy Moloney

October 2021 update: when Salut! Live ran a mini-series to celebrate the life and work on Nanci Griffith, who died in August, one of the articles featured her partnership with the Chieftains to produce a gorgeous version of her song... Read more →


Liechtenstein here we come. Boris's world-beating, oven-ready deal clears a musical path back into Europe

Who said Brexit would bring only pain once the euphoria of establishing sovrinty innit had worn off? The folk world has joined exporters, importers, student explorers and all manner of Britons in rejoicing at news of the world-beating trade deal... Read more →


Happy 80th Martin Carthy. And Eliza's greeting to her dad tops all

Salut! Live followed the example of Eliza Carthy in wishing her dad, the British folk legend Martin Carthy, a happy 80th birthday a few days before the actual event. In fact, his birthday is today, Friday May 21. We send... Read more →


Hands across the water: Valentine brings Salut! Live's new Illinois ally, WEFT-FM

Feb 15 2021 update: WEFT-FM's Valentine playlist can be found here https://spinitron.com/WEFT/show/116412/Celtic-Music-Go-Bragh-Go-Bragh. It's a two-hour programme so the list is long but expect to run, for example, into Siucra (as described below), Altan, Karen Matheson, the Tannahill Weavers and, um,... Read more →


Cover Story (49). Van Morrison and the Chieftains: a great collaboration remembered

Apologies to Bill Taylor who knows why publication of this offering, suggested by me in self-flagellatory fashion several days ago, has been delayed. The reason, which I cannot go into here, persists and will do for days to come. This... Read more →