October 2018 News

I've just returned from an amazing trip to Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton, Canada!  I've had such a lovely time performing with a group of students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, called Ùr.  For the past three years I've formed and shaped the band that travels to…

Pre-order the new Kinnaris Quintet album now!

I have a fantastic new band with a group of some of my favourite musicians including Laura-Beth Salter, Laura Wilkie, Aileen Gobbi and Fiona MacAskill.  We're called the Kinnaris Quintet, and the music we're playing is so vibrant and exciting. The new album, 'Free One', will be out on September…

July News

  July has been great fun so far!  I began the month on the Island of Gigha, returning from the Music Festival, and a collaborative gig with Laura-Beth Salter, Ross Ainslie, Ali Hutton and Andrea Gobbi.  We had an amazing time, the gig was so much fun, and we even…

June gigs!

A quick June update! I started this month amidst a whirlwind of recitals at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  I have the fabulous job of managing the annual Traditional Music Recital Festival, which showcased 36 different public recitals this year!  The students played a really varied range of concerts, and…

The National Newspaper: Weds 30th May 2018

http://www.thenational.scot/culture/16256881.Jenn_Butterworth_on_her_crazy_life_as_an_in-demand_Trad_musician/ Thanks to Jonny Jobson for this article in The National Newspaper!   VARIETY is much more than the spice of life for traditional artists. It is often a necessity as musicians battle to maximise their income. And with the folk scene revolving around sessions across the country it is…

November gigs!

I can't believe we're already into November!  Looking forward to lots of great musical activities this month. First up, I have weekend working with Laura-Beth Salter to put together some new material, as we're planning our second album!  We're also heading off to the Islay Sessions 17th - 19th Nov,…

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton: Autumn tour 2017

Well, I've just returned from a brilliant 7 day tour with Ross & Ali.  We visited some great venues, and met some lovely people. The first leg of our tour covered the north of Scotland, visiting The Universal Hall in Findhorn, The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool and Glassel Hall near…

#videoaday final thoughts

Well, I've been in beautiful Norway for two weeks now playing school concerts, and it's been amazing to tour around the area of Møre og Romsdal.  This sort of tour is pretty unusual; you're up, loaded in and soundchecked by 9am and usually finished for the day by 3pm.  This leaves…

New project: #videoaday

Hi there! It's been a while since I've posted - busy summer!  There have been lots of fun festivals, some great teaching work and a lot of music. I'm in Norway for a couple of weeks with the Rachel Hair Trio.  We're playing school concerts in Møre og Romsdal, which…