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Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016



Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter  ‘Bound’ released on 20 th November is this week’s Album of The Week



Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. 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 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.


Jenn Butterworth from Dumfries and Galloway moved to Glasgow in 2000 and very successfully completed a BA Applied Music course at Strathclyde University. Over the last 15 years has been steadily building a name for herself as one of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists, and singer, along with Sarah Naylor got a Danny in 2004, has toured extensively with the award-winning Anna Massie Band. Along with Steve Forman, Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland formed The Blas Collective . Jenn has been a key member of a verity  of high profile projects from New Voices at Celtic Connections, Hogmanay Live as part of All Star House Band, with The Racel Hair Trio, Clair Hastings  her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler’s Bid. Jenn is also a much sought after tutor and is a lecturer in Practical Studies in the Traditional Music Department of Glasgow’s own Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Laura-Beth a Lincolnshire lass’s musical influence steamed from her parent’s music of  Oldtime and Bluegrass style this took her to study in Newcastle, gaining a degree in  Traditional Music, concentrating on mandolin, singing and composing. While there she became heavily involved in the folk scene.  Meeting up with fellow artists she became a founding member of the very successful band The Shee. She is a highly sought after musician and some recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty ,The MacLean Project -Dougie MacLean, as well as a vast range of projects on the Scottish traditional scene with cross-over projects with Ali Hutton/ Innes Watson / Patsy Reid / Andrea Gobbi & Duncan Lyall to name but a few. Laura-Beth released her well-received solo album Breathe in 2013 while starting to gig as a duo with Jenn Butterworth. Also a well-renowned tutor a firm favourite at workshops throughout Scotland and beyond. Laura-Beth also this year released another CD with The Shee – ‘Continuunm’ .



  1. Let The Sun Shine Down On Me / Than Hall’s
  2. Shine
  3. The Braver One
  4. Wings On My Heels
  5. 1,2,3,4,/ Joseph Salter’s
  6. The Great Divide
  7. Apple At The Crossroads/ Elzwick’s Farwell
  8. It I Had A Lover / The Belle Of The Ball
  9. There Is A Time
  10. Hasse’s A /32 Bars of Filth
  11. Come To Jesus

Up and coming gigs:-
9 th December 2016 7.30pm : The Hearth – Horsley – Northumberland
10 th December 2016 10.30am : Bluegrass workshop – The Hearth Hall – Horsley 
26 th January 2017 8pm : Celtic Connections – Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth – The Drygate Brewery 

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