Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. Although both originally from England, they were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together has brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it’s often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together.
Their first duo album ‘Bound’ named in recognition of this enduring connection was released in November 2016, and Jenn and LB are currently working on material for their second album.
Jenn is one of Scotland’s foremost guitarists and has toured extensively with the award-winning Anna Massie Band and more recently with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham, Fiddler’s Bid and Ryan Young.
Laura-Beth, mandolin player and singer, takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and can also be found touring with bluegrass band The Daddy Naggins. Her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.
- Sun 12 May 4:00 PM
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Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019!
This concert is part of The Met’s Big Whistle Festival.
The Big Whistle Festival is a weekend of gigs, lessons and sessions with one simple instrument in common: the humble tin whistle.
“…fresh, imaginative arrangements, displaying instrumental finesse and near-uncanny mutual attunement”The Scotsman