The Spott Sessions – Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – Fri 28th Feb

 

‘…fresh, imaginative arrangements, displaying instrumental finesse and near-uncanny mutual attunement.’ – The Scotsman

Jenn and Laura-Beth 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 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 Butterworth, winner Musician of the Year – Scots Trad Music Awards, is one of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler’s Bid.

Laura-Beth Salter 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 her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.

As well as touring with their duo, Jenn and Laura-Beth are also members of Kinnaris Quintet, brand new, five-strong band of vigorous, driving, high-spirited musicians, and winners of this year’s prestigious Belhaven music bursary.

Doors open and bar from 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Head up the Spott Road 1.3 miles from the Spott Roundabout (2nd roundabout at Dunbar if Southbound from Edinburgh, 1st if Northbound) and the village hall is on your right as you enter the village. Parking is on-street. If walking, allow 20 mins from the roundabout.

What can I bring into the event?

The hall will have an alcohol licence for the event and will be selling bottled beers and wine by the glass.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Electronic tickets are accepted on the door, but if your mobile dies… paper is always safe. Also see the FAQ below on ticket transfer.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

We’re happy for you to transfer your ticket to someone else but they must bring a printed ticket with them.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Of course – though as above, please bring a printed ticket.

Is this event suitable for children?

We would suggest a minimum age of 12, as this is a live music event.