Laura-Beth Salter

Mandolin

 

Laura-Beth is a singer and mandolin player from Lincolnshire who is now based in Glasgow. Her background is in the Blues, Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents play, but after studying the Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene, mainly performing with six-piece all-female band ‘the Shee.’

In recent years Laura-Beth has performed with renowned folk bands such as Shooglenifty, Frigg and Dougie Maclean’s big band ‘The MacLean Project,’ as well as touring in a new duo with acclaimed guitarist and singer Jenn Butterworth.She is a regular mandolin tutor on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle, on the Scottish Music Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at various folk courses such as Folkworks  Adult Summer  School and the Hothouse Course for teenagers at Halsway Manor.

In 2012, Laura-Beth’s New Voices commission of songs and instrumentals for Celtic Connections earned her a nomination for the MG Alba Scots Trad Award Composer of the Year and this material developed into her debut album Breathe’.

Laura-Beth Website