Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter

Jenn Butterworth (guitar and voice) and Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin and voice) are two of the UK’s finest contemporary folk musicians.

They met in the folk music powerhouse city of Glasgow, where they have since spent a number of years jamming an eclectic mix of 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.

Laura-Beth is a founding member of renowned folk band, The Shee, and has also toured extensively with bands such as Frigg, Shooglenifty and Dougie MacLean’s ‘The MacLean Project’. In 2013 she was nominated for the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards Composer of the Year after the success of her Celtic Connections commission and debut album, Breathe.

Jenn Butterworth is one of the UK’s finest folk accompanists, with a wealth of musical experience behind her. You may recognise her from her work with Songs of Separation, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Ryan Young, Liz Carroll, David Foley & Jack Smedley (RURA), Treacherous Orchestra and Claire Hastings. As 2019's Musician of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Jenn was nominated for the same award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Both Jenn and Laura-Beth are also founding members of award-winning Kinnaris Quintet, who also appear across the festival, and who have taken the scene by storm in the past few years performing at Cambridge Folk Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Skye Live, Sidmouth Folk Week, Celtic Connections & Scots Fiddle Festival.