Song of the Day (Revisited)

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

Because Salut! Live was created as long ago as 2007 and has occasional periods of regular updating, the archive is formidable. With a little effort, whether on laptop, phone or other online device, you can navigate the site and explore... 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 →


Dipping into the past: Cara Dillon, Spencer the Rover and the Rotherham factor

February 2021 update: in my quest to bring past delights to the attention of Salut! Live's expanding audience, even truer now than when this item appeared in 2017, I invite you to listen to Cara Dillon's version of a song... Read more →


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

July 2017 Update: Linda's contributions to music, and also her wonderfully pedantic quarrels with modern abuse of English, continue to inspire [note to self: check every verb ending, use of punctuation and spelling in this introduction] ... Linda Thompson's inclusion... Read more →