Song of the Day (Revisited)

Song of the Day (Revisited): Alan Stivell and an unofficial massed choir in Cardiff ...

April 2021 update: Alan Stivell is now 77. We've all got older; indeed this item first appeared when I was 10 years younger. Stivell has been a remarkable force in, to borrow the title of an 1971 instrumental album of... 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 →


Blues Run the Game: a starring role in The Old Man & the Gun

I noted with surprise today that I have not mentioned the late Jackson C Frank's gripping song, The Blues Run the Game, for three years (plus three days). But yesterday, screening room number five at Picturehouse Central just off Piccadilly... Read more →


Dipping into the Past: The Unthanks ... The Testament of Patience Kershaw

In my constant campaign to draw attention to gems from the Salut! Live archive, now that the site attracts a more respectable number of readers, here is piece of music that combines compelling artistry and painful social history. It recalls... Read more →