Treasures rediscovered

Treasures rediscovered: (4) Oysterband: Blackwaterside live




A fourth instalment in Salut! Live's new occasional series in which striking pieces of music suddenly remembered, or encountered in forgotten corners of the house, are hauled out and, if discoverable on YouTube, reproduced here ...

From one of my favourite venues, the Union Chapel in north London, comes this treat from the Oysterband.

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Treasures rediscovered: (3) The Johnstons' Tunnel Tigers




Continuing the occasional Salut! Live feature on gems from the past rediscovered in the attic, on neglected garage shelves or online ...


Back at the end of the 1960s,
the Johnstons from County Meath were something of a folk supergroup with a following akin of that of the English family band, the Watersons, and gathering critical acclaim.

The members were two sisters, Adrienne and Lucy Johnston, Mick Moloney and Paul Brady. Another Johnston family member, Michael, had been in the band earlier.

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Treasures rediscovered: (2) The Poozies




Second in the series ... hope you enjoy it

The Poozies are an all-female band dating from 1990, when the Scottish duo Sileas - Pasty Seddon and Mary Macmaster - joined up with an English singer-songwriter, Sally Barker, and accordionist, Karen Tweed.

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Treasures rediscovered: (1) Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

In the nick of time, and I mean UK time not the time where I am (France), I can combine birthday greetings to Maire Ni Chathasaigh and the launch of an occasional new Salut! Live series.

There would have been no need for this late sprint had Typepad, the host for the site, not been struggling all day to recover from cyber attacks.

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